It isn’t very often that I’m tasked with making a choice in that byline up there. It’s either fantasy or its sci-fi, but its rarely both at the same time. In this case, I bring you a special “little” story by Selena Nemorin, that spans both.
Shieldwolf Dawning is the tale of two siblings who are brought to another world that is very unlike their own. What they once thought was home was a planet very much like ours, with high tech weaponry, robotics and other amenities that we take for granted. But that world is tainted, and the new world is so fantastic:
For 13-year-old Samarra, life behind the sheltering walls of the planet Gaia is stifling. But when she convinces her brother, Cassian, to run away to another world, everything they know is turned upside-down. Forced to join the Shieldwolves, an order of shamans, brother and sister find themselves in the middle of an escalating war between two magic factions.
Shieldwolf Dawning definitely goes beyond the traditional fantasy/sci-fi as well. The author has a background in philosophy, and it transcends to her work. Samarra and her brother make hard choices, which aren’t the typical ones you’d see your characters faced with in a tween-friendly novel, but it works in a grand way. Stay tuned for more news about this great title!