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Wolves of Black Pine: A Wolfkin Saga Novel (The Wolfkin Saga Book 1) S.J. Himes

Wolves of Black Pine: A Wolfkin Saga Novel (The Wolfkin Saga Book 1)

S.J. Himes

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427 pages
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An ancient and long-lived race of shapeshifters known as the wolfkin have existed alongside mankind, hidden in the shadows, for thousands of years. They ever reveal themselves, for that has always led to war and death. Even with millennium of secrecyMoreAn ancient and long-lived race of shapeshifters known as the wolfkin have existed alongside mankind, hidden in the shadows, for thousands of years. They ever reveal themselves, for that has always led to war and death. Even with millennium of secrecy behind them, some humans have learned of their existence and seek to claim the powers of the wolfkin for their own....Each wolf is born one of three classes: Alpha, Beta, and Shaman. In the ancient days, their Goddess, the wolfkins Great Mother, sundered the near omnipotent powers of the alphas and created a new class, the Shamans, in an effort to save her favored children from self-destruction. She placed upon her wolves protections to prevent any Alpha from ever regaining the powers of the Shamans, and such measures grew into tradition and Law. The Alphas continue to lead, the Betas are the foundations of the Clans, and the Shamans tend to all.At a gathering of their kind, the revered Shaman Gray Shadow and his family are ambushed by humans, with tragic results. Kane, Heir to Black Pine Clan and gifted with the coveted Voice, tries and fails to save Luca, Gray Shadows grandson, and is haunted for years by the loss of the cub. He continues on afterward, protecting his people who are mysteriously disappearing and dying in large numbers, all while trying to forget his greatest failure. His duties comfort him, even as his heart refuses to believe that Luca is lost forever.Luca, unbeknownst to all, survives the horrible events of that fateful day. In surviving the ambush, he came into his shamanic powers too early, assuming his wolf-form in a way not seen since the First Wolves. The promise of his rescue by Kane fails to occur, and Luca is found by humans, who think him a pet and take him far from home. He hides with the wolves of a sanctuary far to the north, and lives a half-life, learning magic instinctively and growing lonelier with each passing season. He forgets his life as Luca, and becomes Ghost, a wraith in the northern wilds. He holds hope that one day he will be found, and he has never forgotten Kane or his family.Danger and death return from the past, and events unfold that send Kane and Ghost back into each others paths...and forges a bond that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of their civilization.Living the life promised to them by fate and Goddess will be harder than they ever thought. Even a union blessed by a deity cannot withstand the bite of Wolfkin Law and greed without scarring. The only defense they have is the bonds of friendship, family.....and love.* Contains violence, male/male sexual relationships, dubious consent, sexy shifters, and a whole lot of magic and a heavy-handed deity.*