Shifting Silver

Shifting Silver The year is and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe His people survive by hunting but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh As another season reaches its end

  • Title: Shifting Silver
  • Author: Brandon Witt
  • ISBN: 9781634774987
  • Page: 444
  • Format: ebook
  • The year is 1618, and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own He saves the creature s life but incurs his father s wrath, and Allakau is given onThe year is 1618, and Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own He saves the creature s life but incurs his father s wrath, and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die As he spends time alone in the woods, clues about his past and destiny begin to fall into place with the aid of another silver eyed creature His hunt might finally lead him to the truth about what sets him apart and where he belongs if he can survive it.A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package A Walk on the Wild Side.

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    Brandon Witt s outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he s got plenty to write about Visit Brandon s webpage brandonwitt Visit him on facebook facebook brandon.wittEnjoy episodes of The Witty Hour youtube channel UCO5c

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  • Beautifully written story and my first experience with this author. "Shifting Silver' is set in 1610 Alaska during winter. Hunting and gathering are a critical part of survival only Allakau can't bring himself to kill a living being. Both his father and his brother find this infuriating and his father, determined to make Allakau into a man capable of surviving the Alaskan winters and supporting a family, gives Allakau and ultimatum-3 days to kill something and bring it home.This is a fool's erra [...]


  • A lovely tale of mysticism and wonder, Shifting Silver, by Brandon Witt, is a complete tale packaged in a short story that is bound to make you sigh and smile at its whimsy and beauty. Set long before the land known as Alaska came into being, the story follows members of the Yupic tribe, specifically a small family that has several daughters and two sons. One is like his father, a hunter and meat eater, the other, Allakau, walks to the beat of a different drum—one that worries and angers his f [...]


  • This was a short quick historical read that was ok. Allakau is different from the other members of the Alaskan Yupik tribe. His people survive by hunting, but Allakau is unable to kill or eat flesh. As another season reaches its end and winter approaches, Allakau encounters a narwhal with silver eyes similar to his own. He saves the creature’s life but incurs his father’s wrath, and Allakau is given one last chance to prove himself a productive part of the tribe or be left behind to die. Thi [...]


  • Well, I'm in the mood for fantasy, reading and rereading a few of them at the moment, and this little fantasy novella came along and knocked my socks off. Beautiful writing and themes. Wonderful characters. High emotion. Great depth for the word count. It's a part of DSP 2016 Daily Dose. Full review at


  • ‘Shifting Silver’ is a story based on Inuit legends and mythology, set in Alaska in the early seventeenth century, and had my interest from the moment I read the blurb. Allakau is fundamentally different from the tribespeople he lives with, and that difference is too big to bridge once he grows up. Diversity is not something they value, and the consequences for Allakau are serious. I was curious to find out his secret, and following the slow unraveling of the truth was a joy. This story read [...]


  • Yet again, I wondered why the Raven had made me so. I’d been formed in some flawed manner. Though born into the Yupik tribe, I was other. Our very name meant real person.I was not. Not like any other I’d known. No matter how much I loved them, nor how much they loved me—or had previously loved me—I was different.The real live concept of 'other', needlessly experienced every minute of every day by so many people.This story brings it to life in a dreamlike yet clear cut vision.There's also [...]


  • REVIEW @Scattered Thoughts and Rogue WordsAllakau is different, he can’t hunt and he can’t eat the preys his father and brother kill to feed their family. Now he has three days until his family leaves the fishing camp for the village where the Yupik tribe is in the winter season. Three days to spend in the woods, kill an animal and finally become a man, otherwise he will be no more accepted by his father. What Allakau will find is his true nature and his eternal mate.With just two books read [...]


  • This story was so unique and absolutely beautiful. The author was able to do some incredible world building and backstory in just a handful of pages. The setting was beautifully brutal and I was completely caught up in the story from the very beginning. This one is going to be a reread for me when I need a dose of a true fairy tale.


  • Sometimes you stumble across something special, a little gem of a story that fills your heart, feeds your soul, and leaves you fulfilled. Shifting Silver is such a story for me. I can’t think of a single thing in this story I don’t adore. Allakau is a wonderful protagonist and even better narrator. His struggle between remaining true to himself and doing what his family expects of him was real without ever becoming over dramatic. I’m so grateful that there were no truly horrid characters i [...]


  • The author takes a wonderfully romantic fable (the virgin and a fantastic beast) and adapts it for an historical, multicultural, male/male romance setting. The work explores both modern concepts (vegetarian animal lover) and ancient myths in a distant and unique setting, allowing the story to ensconce conflicting values into the heart of the setting. The need in many societies to hunt for simple survival is contrasted with both modern ideas of what is truly humane along with traditional values r [...]


  • Interesting reads more like a quasi historical Inuit myth than a straight up paranormal story. Involving a silver eyed young man who won't hunt to or eat meat and whose family is on the point of disowning him being sent to prove himself and finding his 'mate' a sometimes unicorn, sometimes narwhal, sometimes human who has waited 300 years to find his reincarnated form after he was killed. really nicely written



  • I read this book for the first time last year, after I’d found and loved Teddy Bears by the same author and gone hunting for more books written by him. I liked it a lot…but not in the way that I wanted to scream it from the rooftops. But as time passed, I found I couldn’t let it go. I constantly thought about it, about how it had made me feel when I read it. So I re-read it. Twice. This year.And MAN, was I wrong the first time. I DO love it in a scream-it-from-the-rooftops kind of way!I lo [...]


  • Shifting silver is a beautiful story of a man in the early Alaska times that new he was different. He refused to eat meat and stuck by his decisions though it was going to cost him his family. It is a bittersweet story with a satisfying ending. I loved the unique surprise that awaited Allakau. I love mythology and this was fabulous!


  • I enjoyed this story. The drama with Allakau's family made perfect sense, and it was a relief that it wasn't about him being gay. The fantastical elements were engaging, particularly the mystery of why animals are drawn to the narrator and his accompanying guilt. Witt's writing was especially lovely when he was describing Allakau's first encounter with the unicorn (no spolier! It's on the cover), the snow storm, and the story of Fidelis. Sex is almost of the fade-to-black variety, and the angst [...]


  • Another great book from Brandon! Makes me believe in love and fates.And holding on to your mate! Loved it!



  • I know I am swimming against the tide here, but good grief the whimsical nature of this story was just too much. Whilst there is much to be admired this short offering didn't work for me. Shudders. A reluctant 3 stars awarded for quality when 2 stars is a more realistic reflection of my enjoyment.More thoughts about 'Shifting Silver' on Sunday Funday, along with other Shifter Story reviews at Boy Meets Boy Reviews A Walk on the Wild Side Anthology was provided by publisher in exchange for an hon [...]


  • Brandon Witt really nailed it with this short. I am generally very critical of short story attempts. I cut my short-story teeth on O. Henry and Somerset Maugham so I have very high expectations and usually find that characters are not well-developed and the story doesn’t feel complete with most shorts that I read. Not with this one. Brandon did a wonderful job delivering a magical story with a terrific array of characters and main characters with fantastic depth. I absolutely loved the writing [...]


  • This title was originally reviewed for Prism Book Alliance® Shifting Silver is Witt's contribution to Dreamspinner's annual Summer Daily Dose collection.  This year's theme was "Walk on the Wild Side". Shifting Silver is a fantasy involving unicorns, narwhals, humans, and of course shifters. For complete Review see prismbookalliance/?p=5


  • You are a wonderThank you Brandon for writing this story its beautiful.To feel you don't fit in till you meet the other half of your soul, your puzzle piece.You have such an amazing way with words


  • Shifting silverThis is a wonderful short story of believing in yourself and following your heart even when others don't believe in you.


  • What a lovely story. Short, but not rushed. Reminds me a bit of fiction from the late 19th/early 20th century. Was absolutely worth my time.


  • A special tale of a love that is eternal. There has been hurting in Allakau's life. But to find lost love is to make everything work.



  • As a fan of Brandon Witt’s novels, I purchased this novella as a part of my “auto-buy” practice and put it in my “to-be read” pile. I finally had the opportunity to read it, and am very sorry that I did not get to it sooner. What a marvelous gem of a book!While the novella might be classified as a “paranormal m/m romance,” I found it fascinating that both of these elements are not particularly central to the plot line. Yes, the m/m relationship is an integral element of identity fo [...]


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