The Jargoon Pard Author:Andre Norton THE SHAPE-CHANGER — I lifted my head. My position seemed awkward. I could see only at an angle. But-I was on my hands and knees- no! I was-on four padded paws, wearing a body covered in light golden fur. I opened my mouth to cry out, but what issued from my jaws was a heavy half-grunt, half-growl sound.... — He was called Kethan and the secret ... more »of his birth had been hidden-until now.
He had been chosen to lead the great house of Car Do Prawn in the ancient land of Arvon. But his cousin Maughus was jealous and hated him, and Ursilla, his mother's evil Wise Woman, had already begun to tamper with his destiny.
Then one day Kethan was given a gift-a belt of incredible beauty and possessing great powers. From this moment on, Kethan's future was in other hands-and his body in a strange new shape....« less