Characters from a short story I wrote in which a beautiful young woman was cursed to live out her days as various animals, a different animal each day. By night she takes her true human form. She cannot leave the dark forest which is her prison. At night the twisted sorcerer who has cast this spell upon her watches her through the eyes of a blackbird. After many years a stranger happens upon the ominous wood and...hehe...read the book if I ever finish it.