My thoughts: I give it ♥ I’ve never read about a hero so boring as Ori the Duckling. He had NO personality whatsoever! Is he mentally challenged? He was like a drone, unable to think for himself, fend for himself, think for himself. I’m actually feeling sorry for Raynard. To constantly spell out for another person what to do, what to think. Basically, Ori was a domestic robot with sexual functions. Feed him, order him around, occasionally fuck him – and he’s happy. How come a 20-year old man who grew up in a human society was such a helpless creature? All in all, a boring read. And Ori turning into a swan? Really? It was just too much.
Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.
But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.
Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?