Wolfbreed by S.A. Swann
Lilly is one of a litter of werewolf children being raised by the Knights of the Teutonic Order in 13th century Prusa (later Prussia). The wolfbreed, as they are called, are subjected to horrifying abuses and trained to become brutal weapons of war. Their purpose: to help the Order massacre Prussia's remaining pagan strongholds.
A theological debate rages between the Order and the Church regarding the nature of the wolfbreed. Are they simply animals, soulless but trainable and possibly useful? Or, are they minions of Satan? The one possibility no one considers: human.
When Lilly escapes from her master in the town of Johnsburg, she is taken in by a farm family and treated as an ordinary young woman. Their kindness breaches Lilly's defenses, and she begins to look at herself through new eyes and to question her upbringing. Her peaceful time with them, however, is not to last. The Chur... Read More
S. Andrew SwannS. Andrew Swann is the pen name of Steven Swiniarski. He’s married and lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has a background in mechanical engineering and — besides writing — works as a Database Manager. Many of his books are set in Cleveland. Here’s his website.
Wolfbreed — (2009-2010) As. S.A. Swann. Publisher: When a monk uncovers a lair of werewolf young, he unleashes a power unseen in demons or men. The Teutonic Order — the most powerful military organization in Christendom — has clandestinely raised these ferocious beasts to serve as instruments of God. Known as wolfbreed, the lupine creatures are able to cloak themselves in human form. Trained to slip into villages unnoticed before commencing their slaughter, they are all but unstoppable. Only one, called Lilly, has cunningly fled her brutal master… Young Uldolf doesn’t remember the massacre eight years earlier that claimed his village, his arm, and his kin, leaving him to be raised by his uncle’s kind family. But he knows the pain of loneliness, and when he sees what he believes is a beautiful young girl, injured and cowering in the woods, he runs to her aid and carries her home. Uldolf and his family will do anything to protect the terrified girl… but the danger they face is greater than they can possibly imagine. For death is the only lifeyoung Lilly has ever known. Can their care pierce the darkness she harbors in her soul? Or will her secret cause her to lose everything she has to gain… An innovative mix of historical fiction, romance, and the paranormal, here is a riveting tale of loyalty, love — and what it truly means to be human.
Wolfbreed by S.A. Swann
Wolf’s Cross by S.A. Swann
The Teutonic Order, under the sadistic Brother Semyon, once trained wolfbreed (werewolves) as holy war machines. But when the Order lost control of the wolfbreed, they changed focus. Now, a century after the events of Wolfbreed, the Order believes the werewolves are Satanic and are dedicated to exterminating them.
In Wolf’s Cross, a group of Order knights chases a werewolf onto Polish land. After a disastrous battle, the bloodied and tattered knights seek shelter at the castle of Polish leader Wojewoda Boleslaw. Two intertwined plot lines emerge. One focuses on the conflict between the Order and the Polish nobility. The other revolves around Maria, a young woman employed at the castle. She learns a devastating secret about herself and is torn between two men: an injured Order knight, and a charismatic stranger she meets in the woods. Along the way, ... Read More
Moreau — (1989-1999) The Omnibus edition contains the first three Moreau novels. Publisher: Set in Cleveland 100 years in the future, this debut novel is the story of Nohar Rajasthan, Private Eye, who’s a moreau — descended from genetically manipulated tiger stock. When Nohar is hired by a being illegally created from human stock to look into a murder, he finds himself caught up in a conspiracy of awesome proportions.
Hostile Takeover — (1995-1996) Publisher: The enforcement branch of the Terran Confederacy, determined to take control of a government-free planet, targets Dominic, the head of a successful business empire, and the man in charge of the takeover plots his own personal revenge.
Cleveland Portal — (2001-2005) Publisher: Meet Kline Maxwell. City Hall reporter for the Cleveland Press. He’s the kind of guy who’s seen it all-if “it all” includes a fellow reporter sprouting eyeballs all over his body… That’s just the beginning. Maxwell’s assigned to a story about the crash-landing of a dragon in the Cuyahoga River. Typical of the stuff that’s been happening since that magical Portal opened up. Seems like just another “fuzzy gnome” kind of story. Until Maxwell gets kidnapped. By elves…
Apotheosis — (2009-2011) Publisher: It’s been nearly 200 years since the collapse of the Confederacy, the last government to claim humanity’s colonies. So when signals come in revealing lost human colonies that could shift the power balance, the race is on between the Caliphate ships and a small team of scientists and mercenaries. But what awaits them all is a threat far beyond the scope of any human government.
God’s Dice — (1997) Publisher: Unable to escape his recurring visions of a fantasy realm called Midland, psychologist Richard Brandon has begun doing research into past life regression by experimenting on himself. What he doesn’t realize is that his tests are opening gateways between alternate worlds in which he leads quite different lives — and one thing that all the different Richards have in common is their dreams of this magical place.
Zimmerman’s Algorithm — (2000) Publisher: The breakout novel that puts S. Andrew Swann in the techno-thriller ranks of Clancy, Coonts, and Cussler! Veteran writer S. Andrew Swann turns his talents to a mainstream techno-thriller that combines the authentic detail of Tom Clancy, the global intrigue of Jack Higgins, and the sheer adventure of Clive Cussler. Gideon Malcolm was a Washington DC cop who stumbled into the midst of a high-level sting operation gone wrong and nearly paid with his life. Now he wants answers. But the government wants him to forget the whole thing. Yet Gideon wasn’t about to give up, and what began with a stolen super computer soon led him on the trail of a missing woman, Dr. Zimmerman — and into the heart of a conspiracy so vast, so devastating, that the entire world would be caught up in its power!
Broken Crescent — (2004) Publisher: College student Nate Black is a top-notch computer hacker. But he’s long since stopped the kind of hacking that could put him behind bars. Under the guise of his user i.d., Azrael, he has never been discovered. That is, until Nate gets an anonymous email, after which nothing will ever be the same. He’s abducted to an alien world, where magic is the rule, the gods are all too real, and a twist of fate makes him the most valuable pawn in a terrifying game of power.