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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''.
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!!This work contains examples of:
* ALoadOfBull: There's Duke Brand the Werebull and the werebuffalos Stamm and Baron Overmeir.
* 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.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:Drew.]]
* BadassNormal: Several humans - in fact, it's three humans who take out [[spoiler: Highlord Oda.]]
* BaldWoman: Lady Opal.
* 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.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Whitley's death.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Gretchen is first introduced as this.
* CannibalTribe: The Wyldermen live in tribes throughout the Dyrewood, and all are known to be cannibalistic.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Drew suffers from a mild case.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Happens to [[spoiler:Drew when he is taken by Lucas and Vankasken.]]
* CombatByChampion: Lord Onyx is fond of fighting strong opponents in one-on-one fights. In the fifth book he fights against Duke Henrik, but [[spoiler: while Onyx is defeated, Lucas kills Henrik before he can finish him, something that angers Onyx greatly]]. In the final book there's a three-way combat between Drew, Onyx and Ulik the Naked Ape ([[spoiler:originally Lucas was going to fight, but he murdered his grandfather and escaped, forcing the ape to participate]]). [[spoiler:Drew kills Onyx but spares Ulik's life.]]
* 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.
* CoolSword: The Wolf'sHead Blade isn't made of [[AchillesHeel silver]], but is still insanely sharp and gleams in moonlight.[[spoiler: [[IncendiaryExponent And engulfs itself in pure white flames during a full moon]].]]
* 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. Fortunately she [[CharacterDevelopment starts becoming less of one]].
* 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.
* DropTheHammer: The Behemoth's weapon of choice is a massive hammer.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Vankaskan is implied to be this, but [[spoiler:Hector]] is definitely this.
* EliteMooks: The Lionguard, especially the Bastians, who are considered far more experienced and combat ready than their Lyssian counterparts.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: Opal's children are threatened by Vega]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Onyx may be a BloodKnight, but even he [[spoiler:found the slaughter caused by Lucas's Wyld Wolves to be disgusting.]] In fact, he was [[spoiler: more than willing to allow Henrik to kill him - since he lost fair and square]].
* EveryoneIsRelated:
** Justified in that the characters' families have strategically married one another to avoid weakening lines due to incest (Gretchen's mother died in childbirth due to this). However...
** It is also zig-zagged in that some characters are not ''blood'' related, but are related via surrogates. Gretchen and Hector see each other as cousins, most notably.
* EvilAlbino: Lord Frost the Werepanther.
* 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.
* FantasticRacism: Surprisingly there's not much racism between humans and Werelords, but on the other hand Bastian Werelords see themselves as superior to the Lyssian Therianthropes. Only High Lord Oba sees humans as nothing more than slaves. Vala sees humans and mammalian werelords as nothing but food. Also, just about ''everyone'' hates the rats.
* 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.]]
* FireForgedFriends: The gladiators of Scoria.
* GiantEnemyCrab: While not truly a giant, there's Hacket the werecrab.
* 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.
* {{Groin Attack}}: Becomes a running gag throughout the series, mostly with either Drew using one on the Ratlords or vice versa.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Drew, after having to ''bite his own hand off''.]]
* Heavy Hippo: General Gorgo the werehippo.
* HeelFaceTurn:
** Count Vega [[spoiler:sells out Wergar, but when Leopold refuses to give his realm back he sides with Drew.]]
** [[spoiler: Opal, but that doesn't mean she won't have her {{Revenge}}]].
* 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.
* HonorableElephant: The Behemoth, the weremammoth.
* 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. In book six it is replaced with the White Fist of Icegarden.]]
* 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.]]
* IGaveMyWord: The Hairless Ape.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Father]]: Taboo reunites with her father, but once she is done tugging his heartstrings, she quickly says he has lost all right to call her father.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Children]]: This is how Bast keeps the werelords in check.
* 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.
* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler: Vankaskan]] is treated as this in-universe, though [[spoiler: the sheer amount of BodyHorror may count]].
** [[spoiler: Darkheart]] is ''still'' on the run.
** [[spoiler: Djogo and Opal]], who had [[spoiler: killed Vega and orchestrated his death, respectively]]. They are still at large.
* KillerGorilla: The wereapes.
* LastOfHisKind: Drew is the last Grey Werewolf. After [[spoiler:Queen Amelie's death]] Mikotaj and Miloqi become the last White Werewolves.
* LoveableRogue: Count Vega can easily give any Hollywood pirate a run for his money.
* 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). [[spoiler:Turns out Casper is Vega's son.]]
* 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.]]
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Averted with Drake the werecrocodile, who's only dangerous to his enemies.
* NewsTravelsFast: When the [[spoiler: Catlords break their alliance]], a lot of people seem to have heard this news... aside from the ones by Omiri. Justified in that there are multiple time skips.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: The Werehawks.
* 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: Drew and Queen Amelie.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:Duke Manfred outlives his youngest son Milo. Even worse, Duke Bergan outlives both his children.]]
* PantheraAwesome: The Catlords.
* 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.
* PragmaticVillainy: The lions and panthers are fond of this, although the panthers are more fond of it.
* ProphecyTwist: While it is not a central part of the plot, the more superstitious characters mention that there was a prophecy about brothers fighting each other. Most would assume it to be [[spoiler: Drew and Trent]], or [[spoiler: Drew and Lucas]], but as it turns out, [[spoiler: It seems to mean more Hector and ''Vincent''!]]
* 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.
* RedBaron: Lord Onyx 'The Beast of Bast'.
* 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.]]
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Vala the Serpent and Lord Ignus the werelizard.
* 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.]]
* RhinoRampage: Krieg the wererhino.
* SamusIsAGirl: Drew's reaction to [[spoiler:Whitley.]]
* SarcasticClapping: Leopold is quite fond of this.
* SavageWolves: [[spoiler:The Wyld Wolves are seen by the Werelords as nothing more than rabid beasts and a mockery to true Therianthropes.]]
* SequelHook: Every book ends with one - yes, even the last 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.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Count Vega and [[spoiler:Lady Opal]] can't stand each other after the former threatens the latter's children.
* 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''.]]
* TheAlliance: At first only the Bearlords and Staglords supported Drew against the Catlords, but throughout the books he gained the allegiance of the Ramlords, Horselords, the Romari, the gladiators of Scoria, the Jackals of Assai, the Hawklords, every Sealord under Count Vega and Baron Bosa, and [[spoiler:the Tigerlords]], while Gretchen gains the aid of the Werefrogs and Whitley convinces Duke Brand to help. At the end of the series, basically every Lyssian human and Werecreature unites against the Bastian invaders.
* ThreateningShark: Averted with Count Vega, but played straight with Deadeye the Hammerhead wereshark.
* 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.
* YouDirtyRat: The were-rats.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Why [[spoiler:Onyx has Leopold killed.]]
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