Jon, Layla, and Kristin are three almost-ordinary teens who find themselves thrust into taking responsibility for the safety of our world — and of multiple worlds. This boxed set version contains the entire trilogy.
Book 1 — The Portal and the Panther
Jon Parker just wants to survive his last two years of high school and escape his sleepy hometown of Mecksville, Arkansas. That changes when he stumbles into the boys bathroom one morning and transforms into a panther. Discovering he’s inherited a hefty duty from his long-dead mother, Jon grapples with what’s right, what’s wrong, and who he really wants to be.
Praise for Book 1
“This book isn’t just about magical realism and exciting fight scenes – though it certainly has those elements too! This story revolves around its young characters and the choices they make about family, friendship, love, and – yes – saving the world from inter-dimensional intruders. The balance is perfect. Real world problems one page, shapeshifting ones the next, all sprinkled with great humour and a few heart-tugging scenes that take the reader even deeper.” – JH Price
Book 2 — The Girl Between Worlds
Jon’s childhood best friend, Kristin Krull, has a knack for causing trouble. Whether it’s in her dysfunctional relationship with her boyfriend Rob or in her even more dysfunctional family, Kristin’s life is an ongoing drama of her own creation. But when she finds out the truth about what’s going on with Jon and his new friends, she has to make some real changes or face losing the only person she’s ever really cared about.
Praise for Book 2
“Second books in a series aren’t often better than the original, but this one is! Kristin is a self-destructive mess and barreling toward disaster with her foot on the gas. She has problems that stack to the sun, most she brought on herself. At the end of book 1, she gets caught up in the secret world of Jon, Layla, and the other shapeshifters… She’s forced to dig deep inside, take responsibility for all the damage she’s done to herself and others, and do something good for once. She is a character you will scream at, feel sorry for, and cringe at, but you won’t forget her.” – Jim Window
Book 3 — The Rook and the King
Layla Sampson has always been the responsible one, the one who follows the rules even when everyone else heads in the opposite direction. Yet to save her little brother, she has no choice but to break the rules she holds so dear. As a result, she finds herself stranded in another world, with no one to rely upon but herself. Will she find her way back home, or stay trapped by her captors?
Praise for Book 2
“Layla has been left behind in another world and finding her–dead OR alive has become the goal of the pack. But she is no longer where they are searching… An excellent final book in an amazing trilogy!!” – Ginny