The Were Chronicles, by Alma Alexander

We’ve all been having a rough 2020. Without going into details that aren’t mine to share, author Alma Alexander has had a particularly rough time of it lately, which has made it difficult to do things like promote her new book that came out today.

Cover Art for Were ChroniclesAs you might have guessed from the post title, the book is called The Were Chronicles. It is, in fact, an omnibus of three novels: Random, Wolf, and Shifter.

Here’s the back-of-the-book summary:

Everything I knew about the Were was wrong…

A Were of no fixed form, a Random, able to Turn into any warm-blooded creature it sees…

A young Random whose failure to Turn forces him into taking his destiny into his own hands and becoming full Lycan in the name of pride and fury, learning things he never thought were possible…

A true Shifter, the wild card, Turning into anything he chooses at will…

Together, they work to turn back a shattering tragedy, solve a conspiracy-shrouded mystery rooted in their own kind, and work to preserve their own existence against a rising tide of superstition and hatred.

All they wanted to do, in the end, was save a life. Instead… they started a war.

I haven’t read this one yet, so I’ll let author Tamora Pierce help draw you in with the following quote: “You will never read another shapeshifter book like this. Every surprise will catch you unwary. And, like me, you will find that others will have to pry it out of your fingers.”

I have read other work from Alexander, though. Looking at one of my old reviews, I used words like “magical” and “masterful.”

You can read a sample for yourself over at Book View Cafe.

Purchase links: Book View Cafe, Amazon  (The Amazon link has it listed as a pre-order with a 12/16 release date, but it’s live and available at BVC as of today.)