Title: Shifting Silver
Author: Brandon Witt
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: 49 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: The year is 1618, and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe. His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh. As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own. He saves the creature’s life but incurs his father’s wrath, and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die. As he spends time alone in the woods, clues about his past and destiny begin to fall into place with the aid of another silver-eyed creature. His hunt might finally lead him to the truth about what sets him apart and where he belongs—if he can survive it.
Review: Allakau was always different from the rest of his family, for one he hated to kill any animal. Even his mother has noticed. His tribe survives from the kills they make, but Allakau cannot eat nor kill any animal. He feels something for the animals. Then he sees a narwhal that has the same color of eyes as he does, and it says his true name.
Then his father has given him an impossible choice – either kill within the three days or forever leave. Searching the woods gives him time to reflect and he realizes his life is not the same as it was. For he is very special, then he finds another animal with the same eye color, the same animal that he once was.
This one was a bit strange to me, so it was harder to get into it. It was well written with a lot of depth to it, but I just couldn’t connect with the story. Even though I couldn’t connect, I could tell that it was a pretty damn good story.
This is one that I would recommend to all.
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