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Shifting Plains (A Shifting Plains Novel) download ebook
ISBN:
0425254658
ISBN13:
978-0425254653
Author:
Jean Johnson
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Berkley; Reissue edition (October 2, 2012)
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Rating:
4.9

Shifting Plain. uxuriates in a level of world-building few authors investigate. This was my first time finishing a Jean Johnson book. Although I found the other "Sons of Destiny" books to be a bit slow, Shifting Plains was "Excellent".

Shifting Plain. Series: A Shifting Plains Novel. Paperback: 352 pages. From the onset it was a good; I loved that "Tava(Atava)" could shift into so many forms.

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Shifting plains, Jean Johnson. Berkley Sensation trade paperback ed. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-14912-6. She shifted on the stout branch she had selected for her spying perch, considering her options. She wasn’t about to go down there as herself, a single, young woman with no resources whatsoever. Luring them with the sight of a game animal wandering too close to their encampment was equally dangerous. Noises might be a good strategy, since they would need to investigate to keep their camp safe, but that was something best attempted after nightfall, and this was mid-morning.

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But after her father is murdered, Tava encounters a Shifterai warband fighting to rid the Plains of the terrorizing bandits

Centuries before the time of the Sons of Destiny, a female shapeshifter became the leader of the people of the Shifting. But after her father is murdered, Tava encounters a Shifterai warband fighting to rid the Plains of the terrorizing bandits. Shifterai leader Kodan Sin Siin is sympathetic to Tava’s suffering, but he’s determined to bring the wary young woman to the Plains. Because he knows her secret: She, like he and his men, is a shapeshifter.

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Red Shift is a 1973 fantasy novel by Alan Garner. It is set in Cheshire, England, in three time periods: Roman Britain, the English Civil War and the present. This is primarily a novel about adolescent despair, but one that uses devices of fantasy such as having events at different times in history influencing each other. It is said to be inspired by the legend of Tam Lin, where a man or boy kidnapped by fairies is rescued by his true love.

Centuries before the time of the Sons of Destiny, a female shapeshifter became the leader of the people of the Shifting Plains…

Tava Ell Var never really knew her mother, but she did know her tragic fate at the hands of a band of cruel shapeshifters—a history set down by Tava’s father as a warning about life on the Shifting Plains. But after her father is murdered, Tava encounters a Shifterai warband fighting to rid the Plains of the terrorizing bandits.

Shifterai leader Kodan Sin Siin is sympathetic to Tava’s suffering, but he’s determined to bring the wary young woman to the Plains. Because he knows her secret: She, like he and his men, is a shapeshifter. Once she joins them, he knows that she will see for herself the true fate that awaits her on the Plains, and most of all, lose her fear of his people. And, in time, he knows she will find her place is in their fight—and by his side.

Reviews:
  • Delalbine
This is another fantasy romance, set in the same world as the Sons of Destiny series but a couple of decades earlier. Specifically, it’s set 181 years after the destruction of the Aian Empire that gave its name to the continent that Katan in the SoD series lies on. It died in a magical explosion that gave many of the survivors the ability to shift their shapes, though it’s very unbalanced by sex—only one out of fifty males can’t shift; only one out of fifty females can. There are two POV characters: Tava Ell Var and Kodan Sin Siin. Tava is the daughter of a woman from the far side of the Shifting Plains who was kidnapped by shape-shifter raiders and used as a sex slave for years before she became pregnant, and refusing to see her child similarly abused was able to escape by running through a grass fire. She is taken in by Varamon Vel Tith, the scribe of the village of Five Springs in the Mornai kingdom, and gives birth to Tava in a few months. She only lives a year or so after Tava’s birth, so Tava has no memories of her, but she told Varamon of her ordeal with the shifters and he wrote them down. He educated Tava and she served as his assistant from a fairly early age, and when she was about 13 she discovered that she could shape-shift herself. Varamon encouraged her to develop this talent, but warned her not to let anyone else know she had it. Kodan is a multerai of the Shifterai—a tribe of nomads who live on the Shifting Plains, though they spend the winter in solid houses they’ve built on the ruins of the Aian capital. (A multerai is a shifter who can take on ten or more forms that accurately mimic actual creatures of the natural world.) He leads a war band from the Tiger Family of the Cat Clan of the Shifterai. The story opens with Tava seeking out a group of bandits who have killed Varamon and taken his goods, but just as she gets there Kodan’s band attacks them. She sees three or four of the bandits sneaking over a hill and changes to a tiger form and pursues them. Kodan had seen them as well and also pursued them, getting there just after Tava. He admires her skill, and adds his efforts to hers, but she believes that all shifters are like the ones who’d abused her mother so as soon as she’s sure all the bandits are taken care of she changes to a fast-running form and gets away from him. A couple of days later Kodan’s band gets to Five Springs, just after Varamon’s funeral is over and Tava is ordered by the village Aldeman to become a servant to one of the wealthier (as villagers go) Alders, even though by Mornai law she’s Varamon’s heir. The Shifterai arrive just in time for her and she accepts their offer to get her away from Five Springs, though she isn’t sure she believes their protestations that they don’t rape women, even though a Truth Stone verifies what they say. And from there she travels with the band to their campground and is adopted into the Shifterai, although only Kodan knows that she’s a shifter herself. I found this book more involved with the details of how the Shifterai live than I was all that interested in, but those parts are pretty easy to skim, and I like Kodan and Tava and many of the other characters. There’s one more book in this series so far, The Shifter, with Kodan’s younger brother Kenyen Sin Siin as the male lead. It appears that it will deal with a Shifterai expedition to find out if the band of shifters who’d abused Tava’s mother still exists, and to wipe it out if it does.
  • Coidor
The author has created a very unique and interesting world. I love the mix of romance and fantasy. It's wonderful to see more romances coming out that are set in a fantasy world. Her characters are interesting as well and the plot line had me reading right up until the end. Absolutely loved it.
  • Phallozs Dwarfs
This is my first time to review a book but I could not let the other review stand. Yes, this book is very different from the Sons of Destiny; however, I think it makes a strong standing on its own.

There is a skillful job of setting up the new world and shifterai culture. The heroine is mistrustful of her natural father's people because of the misuse of her mother. She has hidden her shapechanging skills her entire lifetime and has no use for the Shifterai men who rescued her from her neighbors who were trying to steal her land and home after her adopted father's death. The author uses this mistrust and the heroine's introduction to this culture to explain her new world. It is a little slow in parts but well worth the read and I love the hero and his patience with the heroine. I can't wait until the next book in this series.
  • Hystana
All of her books are great and I would rate them 10 stars if I could. She keeps you inthtalled with the story and you can not wait to turn thee page.
  • Bukus
This book was a good read but the author should have published this book first before the Sons of destiny series because it lay the roots down for that instead of a continuation of that series like i thought it was. Then yo hae added confusion of wondering how the sister from Sons of Destiny fit into this book and on top of that what will happened to the other characters that were introduced in this book and will they get their own story?
  • Nidor
This was my first time finishing a Jean Johnson book. Although I found the other "Sons of Destiny" books to be a bit slow, Shifting Plains was "Excellent". From the onset it was a good; I loved that "Tava(Atava)" could shift into so many forms. As to not spoil the plot for others this will end my review. I look forward to the next installment.
  • Frei
I love this world! Can't get enough of this author's writing.
love all her books