Black Wolf

Black Wolf

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Steph Shangraw By prysmcat Completed

So what happens if you feel like you belong nowhere... then find out you do belong somewhere... and that place should be impossible? There's no such thing as magic or werewolves, especially only a couple hundred miles north of Toronto, right? And what could be in Jesse's missing past that would make him fit in there?

Jesse's been having a tough time at home with his adopted parents, and even life on the streets, with the one friend he trusts, has more appeal. During a particularly bad moment, he finds himself some way north of the city he lives in, and things just keep getting stranger from there: Haven, the village he stumbles over, is not only primarily pagan, but a substantial percentage of the population can do insane things. Like manipulating light into doorways linking places, or fixing injuries with a touch, or changing into wolves.

The early part of his life has been a blank to him as long as he can remember, but the more time he spends in Haven, the more hints there are that a place like this is where he belongs. But how did he come to be alone several years before, with no memory? Is there unfinished business lurking in his past that can come back to haunt him in his new life? And how much danger are his Haven friends in because of him?

** Please note: this novel contains content that might be problematic for younger teens: non-explicit sexuality; brief thoughts of self-harm; brief, non-explicit, and non-positive drug use; occasional bad language; some violence while the wolves are fighting bad things. It would be better suited to mature teens and to adults. **

This was my first finished novel. Comfort playing with gender and experimenting with other diversity came later. There *are* intimate poly relationships and a sort of non-exclusive MM friendship-with-benefits. Since V0.01 was written while I was in my teens (plus 3 major revisions!) I'm reluctant to change it for the sake of change.

Cover design by Robin Collett