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Spiritborne (Book One of the Spirits' War Trilogy)

4.77  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The rift between man and beast is growing deeper.

Skye's ancestors were brought to life by an ancient spirit under the light of a blood moon. Her father commands a legion of vengeful shapeshifters, the Lìog Airgid, in their fight against an entity that seeks to eliminate them from the face of the earth. As time grows short and hope becomes sparse, Skye must learn the trut
Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published March 24th 2017
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Jim Heter
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A whole new perspective on shape-shifting.
Anjou Marie
I loved this beautiful story! Spiritborne, book one of the Spirits' War Trilogy, blends Celtic mysticism, shamanism, and romance in an epic tale of survival. Skye's shape shifting experiences are touched with comedy as she and her companions battle for their lives against the Covenant. A must read! ...more
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Skye is a typical eighteen-year-old girl, except that she experiences blackouts, both her parents died in an accident and she was raised by her uncle David and aunt Margo. But the truth they always hid from her is about to be revealed. Her life is about to change and she must adapt. After learning about what she really is, she must fight for her survival alongside with people like her. It becomes a matter of life or death. Slowly it becomes obvious that this is not
Sahira Javaid
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning imagery, thought-provoking and a beautiful take on shapeshifters.

The celtic mythology paired with the world of nature had me gripped. Miss Wilson weaves a gorgeous world and I loved every character. It's a story I will never forget and I'm so excited for the next in the trilogy.

If you love wolves, shapeshifters and a story filled with unforgettable characters and myth, you'll want to read this.
L.E. Glazebrook
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What if the life that you thought was real was an illusion? What if you learned that the stories you read about shapeshifters and guardians of the earth were real - and what if that was now your reality? This is precisely the scenario faced by Skye. Her relationship with her father was challenging even before she learned she learned the truth. Now, it is strained even further as she struggles with the notion that she just may have to save the world.

K.V Wilson's characters are wonderfully flawed
Janine Islam
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent urban fantasy that quickly moves to the wilds of different countries. Engaging characters and a swift moving plot make this an easy read you look forward to reading after a day at work or school
H.M. Holten
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shapeshifters and Werewolves Against the Inquisition
Man v Nature. The Covenant v Werewolves (Lycans) and Shapeshifters (Yeva’si). Skye Matthews experiences blackouts. They’re the beginning of a new phase of her life, a secret and dangerous phase. It takes her through her local urban landscape through secret portals to the world of Lycans and shapeshifters. In her everyday world, the Covenant reigns and wages war against everything not quite human. A tale of growing into a foreordained fate, Wils
Sue Hart
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all ages, all sexes.
Recommended to Sue by: I read this in the making on Write On Amazon.
Spiritborne is a fantasy that will delight all ages. Skye has an ability she has known nothing about as she's grown up, until changes begin to happen to her. This is a story of a girl who is thrown into a life she had no knowledge of and how she not only copes, but becomes a hero. Doing what is right and overcoming fear leads her to take up challenges others won't attempt. War rages against a faction of people who won't accept difference. Skye isn't a grownup, she's on the cusp of adulthood. She ...more
S.L. Baron
Spiritborne follows the coming of age of Skye Matthews. After learning of the lycan roots her family has hidden from her for most of her life, she's thrust into the midst of the fight for survival. She must join with other lycans and shapeshifters--the Yeva'si--to save her people from a misguided group of humans called the Covenant.

There is so much to love about this book. Skye's growth from the start to the finish is excellent. She is faced with huge responsibilities and decisions and comes in
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic read! I love books that keep me on the edge of my seat and turning pages, and this book definitely accomplished that. Not only was it fast-paced, but it had beautiful world building and characters you can't help but root for. I can't wait to find out what the author has in store for the rest of the series. ...more
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not your average werewolf story

I thoroughly enjoyed this well-crafted tale. The characters are convincing and the plot leads the reader on an absorbing journey through city and countryside. The descriptions of the natural world are stunning and it's obvious that the author has a strong connection with nature. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
Sana Baloch
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've ever read. Nothing like the cliche wolf stories that you read. It's alot better than the other books of this category/genre. First book that i once read on internet and gotta say this is the book that inspired me to write a book too. ...more
SA Krishnan
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful world building and the you cannot help but root for the characters.
Lovely read
A . L . Sestier
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Skye discovers that she is a Lycan shapeshifter and suddenly her world is turned upside down. She has to learn about her new clan whilst dealing with the lies she was told since childhood.
But now she finally knows who she is, she suddenly finds that there are those who would seek to destroy her and all her kind.
What is her place in this world, and can she find a way to end the conflict and stop a war that has been waged for centuries?

This book is so well written. Full of beautiful descriptions a
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book about a girl, Skye Matthews, learning who she really is—a Lycan—and becoming more after her mother is kidnapped. There's tons of action and emotion packed into the book. The conflict between different kinds of people—in this case, humans vs Lycans and shapeshiters—in my opinion, is highlighted, showing that there are no real winners when hatred is held between them. There are losers on all side.

Anyway, I highly recommend this. It's a fun, emotional, and fast paced read that
Michelle Connor
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was beautifully written, and the descriptions used throughout were bewitching. I love Lycan tales but have struggled to find ones that live up to the stories that first inspired that fondness in the first place. This book didn't disappoint, it not only had the beautiful wolf creatures within its pages, it also brought new elements and I very much look forward to reading the rest of the narrative unfold when the next book comes out. ...more
L. Fergus
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed Kristie's book. Intriging characters and a fantastic world. I look forward to Guardians ...more
Cynk Napp
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful introduction to a series. Fantasy with historical human basis. Very Well Written.
John King
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I received a free copy of the book for review. I also want to mention that I rated this book based on how much I liked the story and not on the technicalities of the book.

I like the world building of the book, and I think the author is quite creative and imaginative with the fictional creatures, beings, and settings. The story also progressed at a good pace, and it was quite interesting how conflicts were portrayed. I won't say too much about the characters as to spoil the story, but they
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a powerful, thrilling addition to the young adult fantasy genre. Wilson does an amazing job of starting with the action and the complex and interesting main character Skye is immediately thrown into a rich world populated with Lycans, shapeshifters, and an evil Covenant. But even with all the action, Wilson understands how to write the soft, tender moments that really make stories shine. The relationships between the characters are incredibly developed, especially Skye and Thirteen ...more
Amy Marie
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spiritborne is an insightful novel with a realistic narrative and a steady pace of urgency, action, and character development. This tale of Lycan mythology covers a great underlying battle of not only good vs evil, but also man vs nature. The main character, Skye, has a likeable evolution that makes her easy to cheer for. Overall, a great read... looking forward to the continuation of the series!
Sasha Leigh
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was introduced to this novel on a free platform and loved it so much, I purchased a copy from Amazon. K.V. Wilson keeps the reader hooked from the very beginning, both with conflict and heartbreak, and I would recommend it to readers across genres.
Donna Fieldhouse
I thought I'd posted this but it seems I haven't so I'm posting it again.

I see this trilogy as the next big thing. Move aside Harry Potter. The imagery in these books is truly amazing. K.V. Wilson's imagination has no bounds. You'll be taken from the forests of Canada to a pub in the heart of London then in book 3 to South America and the depths of the past. If you love lycans, dragons, shape shifters and a wee bit of Welsh you won't be able to get enough of these characters as they fight to ke
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K.V. Wilson is an urban fantasy author obsessed with mythology and culture. Some of her influences have included J.K. Rowling, Kenneth Oppel, Julie Kagawa, Kevin Hearne and Christopher Paolini. Born in Alberta, she currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, where she spends her spare time playing the piano, hiking, songwriting, swordfighting, and reading and writing stories.

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