The full moon revealed her humanity. Now the hunters know her secret.
Skinshifters are a curse. The Asheken deadwalkers proved that fact when they used skinshifters to spy against the Sylvan races during the Second War of Ages. Now, after three centuries of peace, the deadwalkers have found a secret way back onto the Sylvan Continent and this time they seek not just to conquer their enemies, but to enslave them body and soul.
When the Feliconas Clan suffers the deadwalkers’ first raid, one werecat—a skinshifter who has concealed her abilities—survives the massacre. Even as Katja struggles with her grief and guilt over her murdered kin, she must unite with other Sylvan refugees to defeat the deadwalkers before they can butcher and defile the other races. But can this skinshifter trust her newfound allies or will their secrets prove even more treacherous than her own?
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“As involved as it is vividly eloquent, Alycia Christine’s Skinshifter…is fueled by engagingly twisted fantasy elements, vivid imagery, appealing characters, rousing adventure and terse storytelling.” –Bestsellers World
“Action is well done, tension is wonderfully detailed and maintained throughout, and fantasy readers will find in Katja an appealing, believable character whose quest and concerns drive a story line that is vivid, accessible, and involving.” –D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
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Katja Escari isn’t the only one hiding treacherous secrets. Meet the characters…
Sylvans (in mostly alphabetical order):
Katja (Feliconas Clan werecat): main character of the book series; skinshifter mage; only survivor of the Feliconas Clan Massacre perpetrated by deadwalkers under Curqak’s command
Aria (girtab, werescorpion): a girtab whose venom helps to cure deadwalker Taint and who lives at Caerwyn Castle under Caleb’s protection
Bren (white wolf): a white wolf who is Dayalan’s bloodmate and defender
Caleb (elf, redeemed vampire, dhampir): once known as Calais, the elf Caleb is the only redeemed vampire (also known as a dhampir) in existence; he is the Lord of Caerwyn Castle and father of twins Dayalan and Daeryn; shadowshaper mage
Canuche (griffin): powerful dreandrifter mage; the Kirni griffin king who helps Katja and Lauraisha during their visit to Crown Canyon
Celadon (dragon): a green Pyrekin dragon; one of Katja’s and her packmates’ protectors
Damya (Pyrefay, firesprite): a Pyrekin sprite; one of Katja’s and her packmates’ protectors
Dayalan (hybrid, dhampir): powerful fireforger mage; son of Caleb the Redeemed and Marga; twin brother to Daeryn
Durhrigg (troll): a collector and hoarder of historical artifacts, weapons, and artwork who lives in the ancient dwarven caves under Crown Canyon
Felan (werewolf): one of Katja’s packmates and protectors; member of the Geirgerd Clan of werewolves
Lauraisha (human): dreamdrifter mage; member of the royal the House of Astraht’a; the youngest daughter of King Kaylor and Queen Manasa of the kingdom of Tyglesea; one of Katja’s closest companions
Mori’lyn (satyr): dreamdrifter mage master; Head of Archives for the mage Citadel on the Isle of Summons, adviser to the Ring of Sorcerers
Si’lyn (dwarf): charmchanter mage master; Magistrate to the Ring of Sorcerers
The Sphinx: one of the six Founders of all Sylvan races; the Sphinx was chosen by the prophet Matthias to guard the isthmus between the Northern and Southern continents and protect Southern dwelling Sylvans from the Northern hordes of Asheken deadwalkers
Taug’lynn (brownie): the brownies’ arch-seer who offers prayers of guidance and protection to the Creator on behalf of Katja and her packmates during the dryad general council meeting
Tyron (horse): Lauraisha’s huge sorrel stallion
Vrealth (elf): charmcantor mage; with light purple skin indicative of his membership in the Toulouse Clan of working-class elves
Zahra (dryad): sproutsinger mage; one of Zahlathra’s daughters and next in line to succeed Zahlathra as the dryad Queen Mother
Asheken Deadwalkers (Turned Sylvans who are corrupted by the deadwalker Taint):
Curqak (ghoul): a Turned elf; a servant of the Víchí High Elder Luther who was responsible for the Feliconas Clan Massacre
Daeryn (hybrid, litch): shadowshaper mage; son of Caleb the Redeemed and Marga; twin brother to Dayalan; while not yet Turned, Daeryn is allied with Luther’s servants
Kayth (nemean): a Turned Feliconas Clan werecat of Manticore and Sphinx descent
Luther (vampire/Víchí): necromancer mage; Víchí High Elder; ruler of the Northern Continent; the first vampire ever to exist and the ultimate sire of all Asheken deadwalker races; Caleb’s blood father
Ruthero (revenant): a Turned brolaghan who provides the cover of darkness for Curqak and his minions during and after the Feliconas Clan massacre
Perefaris (dullahan): a shaman; a Turned centaur whose spies on the Sylvans for Luther; like most dullahan, he is an excellent hunter and warrior
You will also encounter other deadwalker races such as grim (Turned werewolves), imps (Turned satyrs), zombies (Turned humans) which are unnamed and even more Sylvans in the book series.