The Shifter

The Shifter

eBook - 2009
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Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker-with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers' League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: She can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people. Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?
Publisher: [United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
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ISBN: 9780061949579
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 03, 2013

I was drawn to this book because of the fantasy/healing aspect of it and it did not disappoint. I like how this type of healing is different from others in the fantasy genre.

Apr 27, 2013

Great book. I didn't want to put it down. I thought that Nya was a little dense to other peoples emotions. Can't wait to read the next book!!!!

Aug 12, 2012

This book is truly amazing. It captured and intrigued me because of its plot line. It was a little confusing though but the gist of it was really amazing. I highly recommend it!

Mar 19, 2012

I thought this book was interesting because it is a new idea i loved this book!!!!!

Jan 18, 2012

i love all three books ;)

Aug 15, 2010

A little confusing but once you get it the story is pretty great. Can't wait to read the next book.


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