Feral Nights (Paperback)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763662943, 290pp.
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Fans of the Tantalize quartet will thrill to see werepossum Clyde and other favorite secondary characters -- plus all-new ones -- take to the fore in book one of an all-new series. When sexy, free-spirited werecat Yoshi tracks his sister, Ruby, to Austin, he discovers that she is not only MIA, but also the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, werepossum Clyde and human Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of werearmadillo pal Travis. When all three seekers are snared in an underground kidnapping ring, they end up on a remote island inhabited by an unusual (even by shifter standards) species and its cult of worshippers. Their hosts harbor a grim secret: staging high-profile safaris for wealthy patrons with evil pedigrees, which means that at least one newcomer to the island is about to be hunted. As both wereprey and werepredator fight to stay alive, it's up to mild-mannered Clyde -- a perennial sidekick -- to summon the hero within. Can he surprise even himself?
About the Author
Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical as well as the graphic novel Tantalize: Kieren's Story, all set in the same fictional universe. She lives in Austin, Texas.