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A new species has emerged . . .

When homo transformans, a species of human able to transform into animals, first appears, those affected do not know what is happening to them or how to control it. As the world becomes divided into factions seeking to either exploit or protect this new species, an orphaned girl named Ruwena finds a mentor in the mysterious old woman known only as H’Ilgraith. But who is H’Ilgraith? Why is she so dour and taciturn toward her ward, and how did she acquire her extensive knowledge about dragons, potions and hybrids?

Witness H’Ilgraith’s adventures as a young woman, forging her personality and abilities as a homo transformans in an unfriendly world.


Pages: 352
Pub Date: 02-28-2020
Softcover: 19.95 9781646630004
Hardcover: 27.95 9781646630028


The reviews are in…

"...Mary Elizabeth Ames continues to break the mold when it comes to conveying complex science within compelling fiction."

Cheryl Romanek, former Managing Editor for Creative Services at J.D. Edwards

Mary Elizabeth Ames is an author. Her previous novels in the Homo transformans series include Homo transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species; H'Ilgraith, a silver medalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and gold medalist in the Feathered Quill Awards; and Raephela. Ms. Ames has a master of science degree in biology. She incorporates the science of biology and genetics into her narratives to imbue them with a sense of realism and to provide an understanding of how genes function.

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