WINNER - Gold Award for College Fantasy 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards
In order to stop a war, Chiari Jhahn must start a revolution. But when political ambition is matched against predatory instinct, the phrase "coming back to bite you" takes on a whole new meaning.
A SHIFT TOWARD PREY
Chronicles of the Fringe: Book 1
GOLD WINNER - 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards, Fantasy Category
For too long, Chiari Jhahn has been forced to watch her elder sister’s savage regime destroy the very heart of the Shifter Realm. And now it seems as if her leaders are hell-bent on starting a war with their long-time enemies. After a disastrous confrontation leaves a prominent leader dead and the peace negotiations stalled, Chiari feels she has no choice but to start a revolution—it’s either that, or watch her people become nothing more than prey for a much stronger predator. Chiari must use every ounce of her intellect and cunning to build a rebellion that will topple her sister from power. But when her friends prove to be worse than her enemies, Chiari finds herself drawn into an intricate web of political intrigue and personal betrayal that could end up igniting the war she'd hoped to stop.
For Chiari to succeed, she must uncover a conspiracy of continental proportions and root out the war-mongers who are threatening to destroy the fragile peace between the realms. But Vampires aren’t the only monsters in the dark---and they’re not the only predators out for blood. Her dream of peaceful coexistence may be nothing more than a naïve fantasy. When political ambition is matched against predatory instinct, the phrase “coming back to bite you” takes on a whole new meaning.
"Natalie Allison’s A Shift Toward Prey, is a dramatic work of fantasy fiction which captures readers from the very first highly-charged scene clear through to its resounding finish. With multi-faceted characters which nearly leap off the pages, and a protagonist who will have readers cheering for her success, this winning book is entirely enthralling and nearly impossible to put down. A Shift Toward Prey, is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval."
"Vibrant, compelling and exciting. Allison delivers a spectacular plot with faultless forward momentum. A visually complex tale (with) a delightfully dark dance of manipulation... Consistently superb and utterly readable, A Shift Toward Prey certainly sets the bar high... Thoroughly enjoyable...recommended without reservation."
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