What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED!: Fantasy - Witch in the woods magically changes people into animals and animals into people for her servants. [s]

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message 1: by Caine (last edited Feb 28, 2011 06:46AM) (new)

Caine Dorr (cainedorr) | 12 comments The book is a really "light" fantasy book without a lot of world building needed because its kind of general (in a good way that makes it easy to jump right into).

The protagonist is a very young man-servant in the home/castle of a witch/sorceress who's been banished to the deep woods from polite society (the near kingdom)of which she ventures into continually looking for her way back in to the people's good graces. She has no staff to serve her or run her home/castle so she uses magic to create staff of servants from animals into people or vice versa (the character[s] are never sure them selves whether they were an animal first or a human first - and the witch is kinda vindictive)using her magic/sorcery.

The servants live as human pack animals and the protagonist is the newest member of the staff and at the bottom of the pack so he gets a rough assignment that has him awakening in the snow (as human) caught in a wolf trap. He can remember being a wolf the night before and hunting for his food out of instinct and hoping that he didn't feast on a "person turned animal", which would be one of his friends. He throws up from the memories and picks him self up and heads back to the home/castle in the hopes of being able to figure out if he's a human or not so he can escape to polite society.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

message 2: by Ruby (new)

Ruby (rubina310) | 20 comments This is a shot in the dark, but maybe "The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly? There's an episode with a witch who turns people into animals and then proceeds to hunt them down and there are evil people/wolf packs.

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Caine Dorr (cainedorr) | 12 comments @Ruby
Thank you so much for your comment but I'm fairly certain it was a female author. The book was a paperback.

message 4: by Gerd (last edited Jun 23, 2011 10:44AM) (new)

Gerd | 223 comments Sounds like The Changeling Prince by Vivian Vande Velde

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Caine Dorr (cainedorr) | 12 comments Gerd wrote: "Sounds like The Changeling Prince by Vivian Vande Velde"

Thats it! Thank you so much

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