This novella is prequel to the Shifters Unbound series, a standalone story that tells how the Sword of the Guardian came to be.
This is a 10,000 word novella. It also appears in print in the Mammoth Book of Irish Romance.
- Original Title:Shifter Made (Shifters Unbound #0.5)
- Author:Jennifer Ashley
- Rating:7.54 / 10
- Publisher:Published April 2011 by JA / AG Publishing
Shifters Unbound series
Baile Icin, near Dingle, Ciarrai, 1400
Niall knew without looking up from his anvil that the woman who addressed him was Fae--Sidhe, the villagers called them. He could smell her, a bright, sticky-sweet stench that humans found irresistible.
He kept his head bent over his task. Mending a cooking crane for a village woman was far more important than speaking to a Fae. Besides, his name wasn’t Smith, and if she couldn’t call Niall by his real name he saw no need to answer.
"Shifter, I command you," she said.
Niall continued hammering. Wind poured through the open doors, carrying the scent of brine, fish, and clean air, which still could not cover the stench of Fae.
"This forge is filled with...