War of the Animals (Book 1): The Shut Face Of Thunder by Jonathan Decoteau


War of the Animals (Book 1): The Shut Face Of Thunder  by Jonathan Decoteau

War of the Animals (Book 1): The Shut

Face Of Thunder

by Jonathan Decoteau 


GENRE: Sci-fi Fantasy



Mankind struck first. This time, nature fights back...

failed effort to weaponize animals awakens their intellects. The military
responds by creating death camps to exterminate infected animals. Moon Shadow,
an Arctic white wolf, unites with White Claw, a polar bear king, to form Animus
Nor, the first animal republic, to negotiate peace. The uneasy peace is broken
with the rise of Azaz, lord of the grizzly bears. Azaz attacks human
settlements, considering humans an invasive species that wreaks havoc on bears
and the environment. A world war breaks out as animals face humans and each
other to see who will rule the world.



War of the Animals (Book 1): The Shut Face Of Thunder  by Jonathan Decoteau
(The War of The Animals series asks: What if animals rose up
against humanity’s pollution of the environment and destruction of their
habitats? What if it was a fair fight? This excerpt is from the first chapter
and introduces Moon Shadow, queen of the wolves, the protagonist of the early

Moon Shadow shook the harshest of the white winds off with
an afflicted whimper. Her paws—icicles lined with nails—winced in their
impending numbness. Still, Moon Shadow ran forward. In the distant echo of
dreams, she remembered what it was like to live in the world before the end of
world. An illegally smuggled white Arctic wolf, Moon Shadow knew the love of
her former masters before the new age. The tiniest of the humans reminded her
of her own pups, tiny balls of white fur that she hoped to coddle until it was
their time to hunt. Yet, the same masters took her pups from her, putting them
up for the highest bidder to steal. Even after seeing more of the great North
American continent than she had ever dreamed of in her life of relative
leisure, Moon Shadow had seen no sign of her pups. She wondered if they were
now grown with pups of their own. In her heart, she knew it was unlikely that
they survived The Rapsys, or Opening of Eyes, as the street dogs of her former
town rather poetically referred to this massive change that shook the very
marrow of their bones.   


 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 I am a nature
lover who lives and teaches in beautiful, pastoral New England.

 The War of the
Animals books were inspired by the 2020 pandemic lockdown. I remember driving
by animals that freely roamed the streets after we were in lockdown (I was
getting groceries—not ignoring state mandates—I promise!). I felt for the first
time how much the animals were in lockdown whenever we weren’t. That inspired
the idea of a variety of animals having voices and speaking up for the earth. I
started writing the books shortly thereafter.

 My website
(with character profiles and links to other work) can be found at

 The eBook can
be downloaded for free at most major online retailers, including at the
following links:

 Amazon: Barnes and Noble: Apple Book Store: 



 Jonathan Decoteau will be awarding a $20
Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today! I'm off to work, but I appreciate being featured today on your blog.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring this book today.

  3. This truly sounds like a fascinating read! I love the concept of it! I am very much looking forward to reading more!

  4. Which character in your book do you feel the closest connection to, and why?

  5. Thanks for the comments and for the question! I have a character named Methuselah that comes to mind in answer to your question. The character came to me as female, despite the patriarchal Biblical name. She's a wise old bristlecone pine that doesn't see the value of fighting and killing. I admired her serenity and wisdom. I feel a connection to all of the characters--Moon Shadow, Azaz, King Blu, etc.--as they each have a little of my spirit in them, for better or for worse.

  6. Love the cover! Sounds like a great read!

  7. This sounds like an interesting book

  8. The blurb and excerpt sounds really interesting.

  9. Thank you, everyone, and have a great night!

  10. The book sounds very interesting. Love the cover.

  11. I love the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, sci-fi is my favorite genre and I am looking forward to reading this story