Changer: A Novel of the Athanor
Wild and unpredictable, brother to the sea, older than the creatures that walk the earth or swim in her waters, the Changer delights in countless shapes. When someone attempts to wipe out his family, the Changer discards coyote form and descends from the wilderness to call in a few favors from... show more
Wild and unpredictable, brother to the sea, older than the creatures that walk the earth or swim in her waters, the Changer delights in countless shapes. When someone attempts to wipe out his family, the Changer discards coyote form and descends from the wilderness to call in a few favors from none other than King Arthur himself. But Arthur has problems of his own. The Lustrum Review is about to meet and the tenuous accord that holds the athanor community in loose alliance is being challenged. Some of the challengers merely desire to see a few restrictions dropped. Others wish to see the Accord destroyed - and if Arthur and his closest allies are destroyed with it, so much the better. For Arthur, the Changer’s arrival, ominous as it may be could also be a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate how the Accord serves even the most ancient among their immortal community. If their alliance also anchors this wild one more firmly to Arthur’s cause, all the better. Yet nothing is ever that simple. Before the Changer takes his revenge, those who have called themselves gods and have been the root of many a heroic legend will find themselves threatened with destruction. The very earth itself will shake. And a coyote pup - sole survivor of the Changer’s murdered family - will discover both her weakness and her hidden strength. New to this edition of Changer - a special introduction by the author! “A smart, funny, well-detailed romp of an adventure story that still finds room to address some serious concerns - a fabulous Romance in the best, and old, sense of the word...Simply put, I loved this book.” - Charles de Lint, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Publish date: 2011-11-30
Pages no: 486
Edition language: English
This book is about immortals who walk among us. Wait - don't run yet! It's nothing like books of this type that you've read. The story and characters are very original. They have motivations, relationships, rivalries, etc., that are not mere rehashes from characters in other books. The story is livi...