for Mature Readers
BY SWORD AND STAR ($12.95) by Renee Carter Hall. Prince Tiran of Silverglen may be heir to the throne of all Asteria, but he's always more at home among the villagers, no matter how many lectures he gets from his father. But when the elk-lord Roden slaughters the royal family and claims the throne for himself, only Tiran is left to avenge their deaths and take his place as the rightful king.
His journey will lead him from the shadowed heart of his forest home into the treetops with the squirrel-clan of the Drays, across the western plains, and among the mysterious and deadly wolves of the Northern reach. With his allies' help, Tiran must become the king his people need him to be - or risk fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will spell the end of Astoria itself. Cover by Sara 'Caribou' Miles.
2012 216 pages b&w softcover from Anthropomorphic Dreams Publishing