The Turning Season.pdf
In national bestselling author Sharon Shinn’s latest Shifting Circle novel, a woman must choose between hiding her natureand risking her heart...
For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldn’t escape. Even though she’s built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for herand for each othershe can’t help but wish for a chance at being normal.
When she’s not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changesa drug that might even allow them to remain human forever.
But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.
Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love.
Praise for Sharon Shinn and the Shifting Circle novels:
“Shinn is a master.”—Mary Jo Putney
“A triumphant tale of love and loss…The everyday relationships—the love shared by siblings, friends, and romantic partners—shine with even more wonder than the magic.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Shinn] is one of the best fantasists.”—Alternative Worlds
“An enthralling mystery with compelling, gritty characters.”—Library Journal
“A lyrical love story.”—Night Owl Reviews
“An incredibly poignant and bittersweet story…As always, Shinn’s calm yet powerful voice tugs at readers’ heartstrings.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
“Excellently depicted, interesting, and complex…A fantastic tale.”—Fresh Fiction
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 an RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award and won the 2010 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.