I just finished Tanya Huff‘s THE SILVERED. It pulled me in and pulled me along to the very end.
Understandably I highly recommend it. Available in Kindle, Audiobook, Hardcover.
From the Amazon website: The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the Were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen—she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader—to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers’ trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory.
I especially appreciated that the Were people were not brutalized by their animal side. This is a trope that I think is way overused.
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