Reviewed by Jenna
TITLE: Shifting Silver
SERIES: 2016 Daily Dose – A Walk on the Wild Side
AUTHOR: Brandon Witt
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 55 Pages
RELEASE DATE: 31 May 2016
The year is 1618, and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe. His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh. As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own. He saves the creature’s life but incurs his father’s wrath, and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die. As he spends time alone in the woods, clues about his past and destiny begin to fall into place with the aid of another silver-eyed creature. His hunt might finally lead him to the truth about what sets him apart and where he belongs—if he can survive it. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package “A Walk on the Wild Side.”
This book was an extremely sweet shifter romance. It begins when an Alaskan native tribesman puts his son, Allakau, to the test. Allakau’s brothers go out and kill animals to feed their family, but Allakau cannot kill animals and refuses to even eat meat. After being given an ultimatum by his father, Allakau realizes that he’s being banished from his home and tribe. Even though he can return if he kills an animal, Allakau knows he cannot do it. He believes he’s going to die all alone out in the Alaska cold, but he encounters a unicorn and it changes everything. Allakau always knew he was special somehow, but he discovers something about himself that will change his life forever.
This story was just so beautiful. Allakau’s situation drew me in from the start. It was so horrible seeing his father throw him out just because he couldn’t bring himself to hunt. Then when he encounters the unicorn, the fantasy was just so perfect and wonderful. I’m rarely able to get attached to a book that is so short, but this one really got to me. It was so romantic and magical. Plus it had a happy ending all around. I recommend this book to anyone who loves sweet m/m shifter romance and magical creatures.