Shapeshifters tracks the lives of five teenagers who live in a land that has long seen war between the avian and serpiente shapeshifters rage. Although a fragile peace has been established, they face many threats in the following years.
Danica Shardae, an avian shapeshifter, will do anything in her power to stop the war that has raged between her people and the serpiente - even pretend to be in love with Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind's greatest enemy, and accept him as her pair bond. But will Zane strike as swiftly and lethally as the cobra that is his second form?
A surprising union has brought peace to the avians and serpiente. Soon a child will be born to carry on their royal lines. But Syfka, an ancient falcon, is claiming that one of her people is hidden in the avian and serpiente land. Is Syfka's lost falcon just a ruse to stir up controversy among them?
Nicias is a falcon, the son of two exiles from Ahnmik, and images of this distant island have always haunted his dreams. When his visions become more like reality, his parents send him back to the homeland - and a royal falcon - they've tried their best to forget.
Oliza Shardae Cobriana is heir to Wyvern's Court, home of the avians and serpiente, whose war with each other ended just before Oliza was born. But hatred is slow to die, and Oliza's serpiente suitor is found beaten in avian land. How can she be expected to lead a unified society if her people still cannot live peacefully together?
Hai, daughter of a falcon mother and a deceased cobra father, is considered a mongrel by most, an ally by some, and a friend by few. When Hai's cousin abdicates the throne of Wyvern's Court, Hai has visions of destruction. Now she will do anything to protect her new home - even if it means betraying the very people who need her most.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. Born in 1984, she wrote her first novel, In the Forest of the Night, praised as 'remarkable' (Voya) and 'mature and polished' (Booklist), when she was thirteen. The books in the Den of Shadows Quartet are all American Library Association Yalsa Quick Picks. Amelia has also published the acclaimed five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawkson, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyvernail. She is also the author of Persistence of Memory and Token of Darkness.
Random House Australia
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes