In my werewolf stories, my characters are strictly werewolf shapeshifters, but in an earlier futuristic novel I wrote the brother is a dragon and the sister is a panther shapeshifter. I’d never read any shapeshifter stories at the time and the focus wasn’t so much on their shifting as the plight of their world and the fact the hero doesn’t know about her strange ability and she’s afraid he’ll cast her aside when he does learn of it.
But since then, I’ve tried to keep my werewolf series as realistic as possible and was wondering about the feasibility of a brother and sister who become different kinds of animals. I know that some authors write about creatures that are parts of different animals, or can change into a bunch of different creatures, but what about being from the same birth parents? Why would one be different from the other?
Any thoughts on the subject?
Terry Spear, www.terryspear.com Heart of the Wolf, Don’t Cry Wolf, The Vampire…In My Dreams (coming Aug 26)
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