Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.
But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.
Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?
I liked it since the first pages. I like the world created by the author, the importance of the hierarchy was something that got my attention. I really wanted to know more about how it worked, who was the higher or the lower rank, i really enjoyed that part.
The character were a little trouble some to me, mostly Ori. I did liked him,he was very sweet, and likable, make me feel protective over him, but i felt like there was too little time explaining what he liked or disliked, his dreams, hopes, anything. I finished the book feeling like i didn’t really knew him.
Raynard was a little bit different, i felt like i know him a bit better, but still feel like simething was missing. He was a very nice character, sort of like a prince charming in hawk’s suit. I got to care much for him. His relationship with Ori was also very sweet, i was expecting something different but i’m really glad to see wherethe story went.
It had a steady pace, i feel like near the end it was a bit slow, but still enjoyable. The plot was nice, it got my attention, it had some twists but i felt like, at some point, become a bit predictable. I loved to see an unusual shape shifters, that was so refreshing, i’m not particulary a fan of shifters, but this book, make a great job on that matter.
Overall i think it was a very entertaining story, I think someone who love shifter’s stories, definitely will love this one. I know there are more books and this series and i’m sure i will be reading the soon.