ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'SBEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Master storyteller Sharon Shinn has thrilled readers with her national bestselling Twelve Houses series. Now experience her original new vel in which love and loyalty are tested at every turn.... For fifteen years, Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Roma. But Maria kws that Dante can never give everything of himself back at least t all of the time. Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. He can t choose when he shifts, the transition is often abrupt, and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing. Maria has kept his secret since the beginning, kwing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occurs in local parks while Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she s been telling about her life have turned into lies she s telling herself...
Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer s Wife, was selected by Locus as Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also received a RT Reviewers Choice Award and won the 2010 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest for most of her life.
Date of Publication
Paperback / softback
Romance & Sagas
Shifting Circle Novel
Country of Publication
Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound