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Shifter: The Chronicles of Galen Sword Book One
Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Babbage Press, 261 pages

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are perhaps best known for their Star Trek books. They are also the authors of the series Chronicles of Galen Sword (Shifter and Nightfeeder). On his own, Garfield Reeves-Stevens' novels include Children of the Shroud (1987), Nighteyes (1989)and Dark Matter (1990).

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A review by Alisa McCune

Shifter: The Chronicles of Galen Sword Book One Shifter by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens is the first book in the Chronicles of Galen Sword.

Shifter introduces us to the mysterious Galen Sword. Sword is a troubled man. Orphaned at an early age, Sword has spent most of his life as a playboy looking for new thrills. One night, Sword finds himself in the ER after a horrible car accident. The hospital staff decides he is too far gone and they move on to the next patient. At death's door, Sword is healed and gains memories of his childhood. These memories are of a family life and heritage he never knew. Sword is the heir to the Victor of Pendragon but he does not know what this means or where he is from.

After the restoration of these early memoirs, Sword is convinced he is not of this world. He is certain werewolves and magic exist and is on a mission to prove this. To aid him in his quest are Melody Ko, a brilliant scientist with commando training, Ja'Nette, a young women with the ability for translocation, and Dr. Adrian Forsyte, a paraplegic scientist with secrets to keep.

Sword and his menagerie find what they seek and then realize just how deadly paranormal beings are. What starts out as an investigation into the existence of paranormal beings ends in a fight for their lives and the survival of our world.

At the conclusion of Shifter, Sword gains a great deal of knowledge about himself. This knowledge comes at a huge price. The world as he knows it is completely changed and expanded. I am looking forward to the next two installments of this imaginative story, Nightfeeder and Dark Hunter.

Copyright © 2004 Alisa McCune

Alisa discovered science fiction at the tender age of eight. She devoured The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and never looked back. She lives in Chicago with her husband, cat, and 5000 books. For more information please visit her website at

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