Katharine Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition, she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs, apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high fantasy.
Young Adult Fantasy
In the Kingdom of Elysia the dominant race of humans and the native race of Theriomorphs who can shift into animal form, begrudgingly exist. With the brutal and ruthless Raiders threatening war; the kingdom must raise and train an army.
Women are not instructed in the arts of war. However, seventeen-year-old Lluava is not like other women – human or Theriomorph. Her animal form is a magnificent beast whose power and fury she must learn to control. Through her journey, Lluava sees firsthand how her divided kingdom struggles to come together and put aside its racial, religious, and even gender differences in order to survive. Death and destruction are on the horizon and time is running out.