The Shape-Changer's Wife

The Shape-Changer's Wife

by Sharon Shinn


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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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441010615
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2003
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,215,831
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

What People are Saying About This

Peter Beagle

Sharon Shinn strikes me as the most promising and original writer of fantasy to come along since Robin McKinley...her deceptively low-keyed, marvelously straightforward storytelling is a delight and a comfort to discover. This one knows how it's done.

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Shape-Changer's Wife 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow! This book was amazing. A beautifully written, and original story. Characters are so well developed, especially the strange, yet captivating Lilith. One of the best books I have read so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To view the world from the various perspectives outlined in the book was captivating. Read it with an open mind and imagination. I loaned my copy to someone sometime back and it has not been returned. I am seriously considering another copy just to have it and read it again in the future.
janemarieprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novella was quite enchanting. Plot points are revealed a little at a time so you are figuring out the story as you go and there is no need for large dumps of information on the main characters.
seekingflight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quite a nice little story about a magician¿s apprentice, the secret he discovers in the magician's household, and his attempt to put things right. A pleasant enough read, not particularly memorable.
love2laf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Such a short book, but so well written and told. Even more delightful, it's a stand-alone book. Shinn has such a way of painting her story with words, it feels like it bypasses the eyes, and goes directly to the brain, without reading at all.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent, light fantasy novel. The premise is simple - Aubrey goes to Glyrenden the master shapechanger to learn more advanced magic. But the master mage holds dangerous secrets, and his wife is far more than she seems. This story had a great twist at the end when the readers learns the true nature of Lilith. I have read many shapeshifter novels, but this is the first to surprise me. Well worth reading.
acommonreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very obviously a first book - could have been a good short story. You can see definite potential in the writer, though.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i personally have own three copies and have read them too pieces. It is a can't put down book with just the right amount of twists and turns to keep you on your toes... i hope there is a sequal
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found The Shape-Changer's Wife to be very predictable. I did like Aubrey's character growth, but that was the only highlight for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished Archangel and I am so glad I discovered this author. Her stories are so unique and well written that I am truly sad when I finish one of them. I recommend all of this ladys books to anyone who reads fantasy. I couldnt put her books down.