The Deadly Reckonings (The Tribes of Feralis, Book One)

When their animal spirit awakens, the tribesmen of Feralis must master their creature to arise anew with the power to transform. The tribeswomen can only hope to be lucky enough to be claimed as a lifemate – or face a life reduced to becoming property.

The old Alpha’s time is coming to an end, and the Deadly Reckonings are swiftly approaching. The victor of these brutal trials will become the new Alpha and rule over the four allied tribes.

Devlin, a young man with the animal aspect of a lion, dreams of shaping a better world and taking control from the power-hungry clutches of the cruel and dominating Reptilia. Becoming Alpha is the only way Devlin can protect his family, reclaim the woman he loves, and restore freedom to all the tribes of Feralis.

Follow Devlin as he faces the Deadly Reckonings, testing his nature and limits against other competitors, merciless monsters, perilous terrain, and his own desperate hopes.

​​​​​​​Can a mortal enemy, a misfit sister, and even fate itself stand in his way?

Pre-orders available now. Release date 12 September 2022.

Also available in hard cover.


Book Details

Weight 440 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

256 pages







Release date

12 September 2022




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Rebecca and Victoria Heap

Rebecca and Victoria Heap

We are twin sisters and we come from Bolton, a multi-faceted and friendly town in Lancashire, UK. We would love to tell you about all the various, unusual jobs we have had and the wacky adventures we had on our way to becoming authors, since that is what other authors seem to do in these bios. Unfortunately, we are somewhat lacking in that respect. However, our birth was very eventful as neither our mother nor the midwives attending realised that she was having twins until just after Rebecca was born! Our aim is to make our writing as surprising and marvellous as that!
We can’t say if we are identical or fraternal twins as no one, least of all our parents, seems able to agree on this. It doesn’t matter to us. What matters is our mutual love of the written word and our symbiotic relationship. Without these we would never have come together to fulfil our dreams in the creation of our first books.
We both attended Leeds University. Victoria studied English and Philosophy. Rebecca studied History and Philosophy. Victoria is now a solicitor and Rebecca is a foster parent. We are both happily married. Victoria has two children and Rebecca has seven children (including three foster children) and a husband who could not quite believe that we finished our suspense duology, which he dubbed “The Neverending Story”!
We have the bit between our teeth and have now finished writing our next labour of love, a romantic fantasy trilogy. If you come to read about the animalistic world we have created, you may gather that we are “cat people”. We grew up with a lovely little tabby who was an intrinsic part of our childhood. Now Rebecca has a socially awkward but loving female cat called Maisie, and Victoria has two big, beautiful, ever-hungry male cats called Bert and Ernie!
Victoria's other interests include singing with a community choir and enjoying walks in the countryside, while Rebecca enjoys going swimming regularly and watching movies, especially with her youngest son, who loves anything action or superhero based. Although our newest endeavour is a fantasy, we have found inspiration for it in our daily lives and we feel that, at their core, fantasy stories are still stories about humanity—our emotions, our struggles, our flaws, and our courage.


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