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For the webcomic by Rann, see ''Webcomic/{{Wereworld}}''.

''Wereworld'' is a series of fantasy novels by Curtis Jobling and published by Puffin Books UK.
The official website can be found [[http://www.wereworldbooks.com here.]]

In a kingdom torn apart by tyranny, one boy must take control of the powerful lycanthropy surging within him and lead a nation. But in a world filled with enemy were-creatures, does he have what it takes to become a hero?

It started the night the beast appeared...Drew is an ordinary shepherd’s son living on the cold Coast of Lyssia, until a horrifying creature bursts into his home and savagely murders his mother – and Drew transforms into a beast himself. Part boy, part wolf, and bristling with powers he can’t control, Drew flees to the perilous Dyrewood to escape his vengeful father, who thinks Drew is the murderer. But when he’s discovered and taken captive by Werelords, the shape-shifters who rule Lyssia, Drew is shocked to discover that he’s one of them, and that his royal blood is a threat to the crown of King Leopold the Lion. Now Drew is Lyssia’s most-wanted man and its only hope against the evil plans of the tyrant king.

This is basically the premise of the first book of the series ''Rise of the Wolf''. It was generally well-received by critics in the UK with some claiming it to be as good if not better than ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]''.
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!!This work contains examples of:
* AchillesHeel: Werelords can heal from any injury that isn't inflicted by silver. Silver restraints will also withstand a Werelord's transformation, which means a restraint around one's neck or wrist will just strangle or pop you body apart if you transform while wearing them. [[spoiler:Drew, however, does manage to transform once with a restraint around his wrist, but ironically, this is when he needed to lose his hand]]. It comes as no surprise that Wergar outlawed the metal, although [[spoiler:the Lionguard still has access to it.]]
* ActionGirl: Gretchen and [[spoiler:Whitley.]]
* AffablyEvil: Count Vega.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Drew loses his left hand in Book 2 after losing his left little finger in Book 1.]]
* TheAtoner: Duke Bergan blames himself for the Old King Wergar's death.
* {{Badass}}: Drew, Mack Ferran, Duke Bergan and pretty much every Werelord.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:Drew.]]
* BedsheetLadder: [[spoiler:Carver and Pick use one to escape from Hector.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Gretchen (Veronica) and [[spoiler:Whitley]] (Betty). Drew develops feelings for Gretchen but doesn't get the chance to tell her. [[spoiler:Nest of Serpents' ending implies that he chooses Whitley.]]
* BigBad: King Leopold. [[spoiler:Later, his son Lucas and the other Catlords.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Gretchen is first introduced as this.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Drew suffers from a mild case.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Happens to [[spoiler:Drew when he is taken by Lucas and Vankasken.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Drew throws sand into Duke Manfred's face while training at the start of Book 2 and gets chastised for it. However, this doesn't stop him [[spoiler:throwing ''hot coal'' into Djogo's face]] later, among other things.
* CursedWithAwesome: Drew considers his Lycantropy to be this.
* DamselInDistress: Gretchen. Though she does put up a fight, it is up to Drew and Hector to save her butt.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: What we see of Leopold's allies in court seems to fit the bill. Their actions at a banquet in the first book are not described charitably.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Gretchen.
* TheDragon: Vankaskan and his brothers.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Vankaskan is implied to be this, but [[spoiler:Hector]] is definitely this.
* EliteMooks: The Lionguard.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Wereworld has humans as well as shape shifters called werelords who can each turn into a different animal.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:A few characters get blinded in one eye. Djogo loses an eye after Drew throws ''hot coal'' into his face and Vala loses an eye to Gretchen.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Hector, after becoming DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Several considering that this book is supposed to be for Teens/Young Adults.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Hawklords were banned from transforming for supporting Wergar even after his death. They also had their homeland handed over to the Crows. [[spoiler:Gryffin having his wings ''torn off'' may also count.]]
** Yes, he was a monster in life, but [[spoiler:Vankaskan having his spirit cannibalized by Vincent and having his knowledge/ magic drained by Hector must ''not'' have been a pleasant experience.]]
* FauxActionGirl: Whitley, though in the second book she does TakeALevelInBadass.
* Fingore: [[spoiler:Drew loses the little finger on his left hand to Vanmorten in Book 1. Trent accidentally cuts off his left hand's little and ring fingers in Book 4.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: This is something Drew is unable to understand: he always tries to look for a peaceful outcome, even if being underhanded is the easier/ ''better'' option.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Drew, after having to ''bite his own hand off''.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Count Vega [[spoiler:sells out Wergar, but when Leopold refuses to give his realm back he sides with Drew.]]
* TheHero: Drew Ferran.
* HeroicSacrifice: Mack Ferran and some of the old Wolfguard when they stop Drew's execution.
* HighFantasy: Werecreatures, Damsels in distress, Magic, Necromancy, Tyrannical rulers... You get the picture.
* HookHand: [[spoiler:Drew has his hand replaced with a trident blade after losing it. After the blade is rendered useless, he temporarily replaces it with a shield, before leaving the stump bare.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:Red Rufus admits to killing Count Croke in Nest of Shadows in order to turn the Rats and Crows against one another. Although this saves the day, Drew still has a [[GoodIsNotNice moral quandary]] about it.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Count Vega. Sure, the first thing he does is [[spoiler:kidnap Drew and co.]], but he adopted Casper and looks after Hector in later books.
* LoveableRogue: Count Vega can easily give any Hollywood pirate a run for his money.
* {{Lycanthrope}}: Drew and Queen Amelie.
* TheMedic: Hector.
* MemeticMutation: Occurs In Universe: Drew can cause nearly every broken peasant and reluctant werelord to TakeALevelInBadass.
* MoralityPet: Casper is implied to be this to Count Vega, as the former was adopted by the latter after being orphaned (although Vega may have been behind this).
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Why Bergan and the other Werelords don't rebel; the Lionguard would just massacre their people.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: How Hector originally feels about serving Vankaskan.
* {{Necromancer}}: The Rat King, [[spoiler:later Hector.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Vanmorten dishes one out to Drew at the end of book one when Drew is too exhausted to change into a wolf.]]
* OffWithHisHead: Wergar's fate. Also one of the few ways to kill a Werelord without silver.
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Every werelord can (or can learn to) transform at will into a '''Huge''' animal. The type of animal is determined by the paternal line.
** There's Werewolves, Werebears, Wereboars, Werefoxes, Werelions, Were''polar''-bears, Werestags, Wereserpents, heck, one guy is even a Wereshark!
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PutOnABus: As the books tell several different stories at a time, this is inevitable. Whitley and Gretchen are passed over in Book 3 and Manfred and Queen Amelie are passed over in Book 4.
* RatedMForManly: For a Young Adult fantasy novel it is about as manly as it can get, a '''''Welcome''''' relief from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and other books like it.
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler:Hector's "scar" from his botched communing eventually consumes his entire left arm, rendering it lifeless, but also making it immune to pain.]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Interesting example with Count Vega the Wereshark. He fought on Wergar's side against Leopold, but betrayed Wergar when he saw that they were losing. Leopold won, and Vega hoped he'd be able to get a cut of the victory spoils. Leopold then betrayed ''him'', saying that anyone who would sell out his leader for gold could just as easily do it again, not only refusing to give him anything, but also taking his homeland, the Cluster Isles, away from him.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Baba Korga is introduced in Book 2, but Trent finds out in Book 3 that she died months ago; the current one is an imposter.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Drew's reaction to [[spoiler:Whitley.]]
* SarcasticClapping: Leopold is quite fond of this.
* SequelHook: Every book ends with one.
* SnowMeansDeath/ SnowMeansLove: Both Drew and [[spoiler:Trent]] make their last stands against the [[spoiler:Wyldermen]] during a snowfall. Both end their fights in the hands of a love interest. Possibly {{subverted|Trope}} as the snow turns to rain over the course of events.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Pretty much all of Leopold's allies turn on him at the end of Book 2. ''Even his son, who is the one to actually kill him''.]]
* WhiteMage: Hector again.
* WrittenByTheWinners: {{Discussed|Trope}} regarding King Wergar. The current king, Leopold, trumpets on about Wergar's warmongering and is what Drew has grown up to be. Starngely enough, even his former friends have a mixed opinion about the ex-king, although the general picture of him is that he saw the world as white & black; if you weren't his friend, you were his enemy. However, he was beloved by his ''own'' subjects. The trope is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] regarding [[spoiler:Count Vega]]. Hector briefly refers to the trope, before the man himself appears and proves that he really is a jerk. ''Then'' he starts helping Drew and remains on his.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Why [[spoiler:Onyx has Leopold killed.]]
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