In Jan Carpenter’s ongoing saga, Ripley, a young shape-shifter, must overcome his debilitating fears and nearly insurmountable obstacles to save his true love, Whitemane, from certain death.
Malador, Oren, Skerrin, and others of the bender clan, soon join Ripley on his quest to find the mysterious Kirradar—a legendary tribe thought to possess an antidote for the poisonous bite of the Aldrich.
In a race against time, Ripley must struggle to cross the brutally rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains while also adjusting to his new form—that of a bear. Eventually, he must not only conquer the jagged mountains, but will soon be cast into a dark and mysterious forest filled with malevolent creatures—all intent on one thing—Ripley’
Ultimately, Ripley finds the Kirradar, but must now to face the trials in order to prove himself worthy of being called a Kirradar warrior. Now, within the Twisting Tribunal, Ripley must search for something deep within himself if he has any hope of surviving the severe tests set before him and acquiring the antidote in time to save Whitemane.
“Jan Carpenter delivers a classic tale of human endurance, love, and loyalty as she guides her readers on a breathless tour through a land of magic and mystery,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “The Form Benders: The Bear Essentials is not only a grand representation of intelligent fantasy writing, but a true merging of dynamic plot, intense scenes, and genuinely absorbing characters.”
Since the day she fell in love with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Jan Carpenter has never wanted to leave. Together, with her husband of twenty-one years, she currently resides in Shaver Lake, California. She loves to spend time writing, reading, and enjoying the company of others. Ms. Carpenter often enjoys deep philosophical discussions and her books reflect a depth of untamed discovery.