Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul, so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution. Maniye's father plots to rule the north, and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It's a season for omens as priests foresee danger, and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of testing and broken laws is near, but what spark will set the world ablaze? @goodreads
First off I have to say what everyone else says . . . This book is gorgeous. The spine is even beautiful!
world was so different from anything I have read. But, it is Adrian
Tchaikovsky and having reading a couple of his books thus far, anything
This world is filled with shifters and clans and rituals, so many things.
I loved Maniye (Many Tracks), Broken Axe, Hesprec, and Loud Thunder so much. There are a few others as well.
is a wolf/tiger shifter. Her father is the leader of the pack and he
mated with the queen of the tigers. There is a whole lot to that story.
One you need to read for yourself and realize the horrible position
Maniye is put in with her family.
Hesprec is a snake shifter
that Maniye takes up as a friend as well as Loud Thunder the bear
shifter. Broken Axe is a lone wolf within her pack and he's not what he
seems at all.
This is one of those books that I can't put my
feelings into words about. Some of it broke my heart so bad. And some of
it has me wondering what is going to happen. Are people going to be
brought back? And what form will that be?
Either way, I enjoyed most of the book and I hope the next two books don't break my heart.