The Deerborn Legacy: Branchline (Book One)
[Please read The Deerborn Series books 1-4 before reading this series. It is highly recommended that you do so that you can understand the importance of this series.]
The new wave of shapeshifters live in a world free from the ruling and scrutiny of clans which have long since been abolished. However, some of the younger shifters have a vision for freedom that doesn't have any limits --- that nothing will ever hold them back, not even the humans.
In a quiet corner of Oregon in the city of Portland, Alexandra Teeswater is about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday, saying good-bye to her adolescence and hopefully soon to her doting parents. But on the day of her celebrations, after sneaking away to an underground shifter party, she realizes that the shifters she had come to know so well have been hiding a deadly secret --- the first of many.
What was once a mission to restore order soon becomes a hunt to understand what happened to the clans, and most of all, what secrets her mother is keeping from her; a string of murders linked to her mother's name, an entire town burnt to the ground in a single evening, a mysterious disappearance, hundreds of years of history vanished. Somehow Alexandra and her family are connected to it all, but the question remains: How?
With the clock ticking down to find out what happened and how to stop the growing revolution of new shifters, Alexandra has to put together the remaining pieces of a life that is slowly being forgotten. Most importantly, who has been forgotten.