The Shape-Changer's Wife (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 5, 2003 - Fiction - 224 pages
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From the national bestselling author of The Samaria Trilogy...this is the novel that launched Sharon Shinn's career and inspired Peter S. Beagle to call her "the most original writer of fantasy since Robin McKinley."

Aubrey was a student of the fine art of wizardry. But the more knowledge he acquired, the more he wanted to learn. He traveled in search of the greatest master of all, the gifted shape-changer Glyrenden. From him, Aubrey expected to discover the secret of long-lost spells and the mysteries of arcane magic.

But there was one discovery he never expected, a mystery he risked every thing to solve. Her name was Lilith...


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Awesome fantasy love story. - Goodreads
This is one of her less than happy ending books. - Goodreads
wonderful realism from an emerging fantasy writer. - Goodreads
The prose is lovely. - Goodreads
I think the ending was rather nice. - Goodreads
The ending was a surprise, a nice surprise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

This is impressive for a first novel. The prose is lovely. The story is a little slow at parts, but the environment in which the story takes place is very much timeless, so the pace of the story is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cori Bishop - Goodreads

This is one of her less than happy ending books. It's fascinating, but not as enthralling as her series. I like a lighter book. Read full review



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About the author (2003)

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by† Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

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