Great book to immerse yourself into if you just want to get away from everything very engaging characters fast paced with vivid descriptions that you can literally picture in your mind I would highly recommend Changing Times.
I LOVED THIS BOOK AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE.
Adventure and fantasy, it's all here!
Shifters Alliance does what most books strive for,
to take us away from our daily struggles, concerns, stressses, etc., whatever may be the case, but this book just does it better to than most.
Thank you Shaun.
A very good read, gripping from the first. It totally immerses you in the lives of the characters. You root for them
Shaun Griffiths wrote a memorable fantasy adventure, intriguing for both teenagers and adults. The book is well-written and well-paced, filled with vivid descriptions of an ancient world that opens a border into a reality no one could have imagined.
The story begins with a clan defending their lands and capturing an enemy, who soon turns into a cat-like creature. I enjoyed the disbelief of the characters; the realistic reactions to an unrealistic scenario. How would I react if a man turned into a beast? Certainly with a mixture of wonder and practicality. The clan decides to hold the creature captive, hoping to use him as a pawn in a struggle over captured towns people and land. But the story delivers a surprising twists, and enemies form unexpected alliances in a conflict far greater than they anticipated.
The themes in the book are thoughtful and certainly educational for young adults. There are conflicts between family members; especially a boy's difficult relationship to his father that is easily related to and heart-wrenching. There are themes of loyalty, testing loyalty and finding one's own truth. There is a theme of conflict resolution, of aligning versus competing; of negotiating versus fighting.
A story well told. Surprising and captivating.
What I liked most was the real-life quality inside the fantasy world. The novel doesn't exceed the limit of what is believable, which some fantasy books do. The characters stay believable in an unusual situation.
One moment, Kerri’s best friends are there beside her. The next, they’ve been kidnapped and taken through a Gateway to an unknown land. To be used as pawns in a raging conflict for a Crystal so precious, civilizations have fallen trying to control it.
Passing through the Gateway portal in search of them, she finds the world she knew no longer exists. In a land of danger, she must face shape shifting Bears, Mountain Lions, even natures raging winter storms, in an epic adventure to rescue her friends.
And while Kerri desperately struggles to cross the snow bound alpine passes, deep within the primordial forest an ancient evil is watching the continuing conflict. The corrupted apes wait impatiently for the spark that will unleash all out war. To posses the Crystal, they will inflict their revenge and destruction on everyone in their way.
Who holds the Crystal will hold the future of the known world in their hands. Can Kerri form an Alliance to save her abandoned friends? If the apes cross the border, will there be a land for her to return to? The fate of their very souls are at stake.