På grund av Adamants nudging kollade jag ut Companions Quartet serien av Julia Golding och det ser ut som en mycket bättre match.
Connie Lionheart is sent to live with her eccentric aunt Evelyn who she finds out is part of an organisation called the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures. Each person in the Society has a compatibility with a specific mythical creature. Connie finds out that she is a universal companion, someone who had compatibility with all mythical creatures, and that she is the first one in almost a century. The Society's main purpose is to protect mythical creatures from being exposed to humans, something which has become increasingly harder. Along with this problem, they also have to find a way to stop an evil shareholder shapeshifter called Kullervo who wants to wipe out all of humanity to make way for mythical creatures and he wants Connie's help to do it.
Denna översyn nämner universell kommunikation , liksom Connies anslutning till Kullervo:
Connie is the main character, and she has a very rare ability called being a Universal. She can bond with every single mythical creature, and she can talk with domestic and non-mythical creatures too. She is kind of a nerd and is well-liked by most of her classmates until she comes to live with her aunt. She didn’t know her aunt at all and was getting annoyed by all the society meetings she (her aunt) was going to, because at that point she didn’t know about the society. But when she finally got admitted into the society after many problems (read it and you’ll find out), she finds out that they are fun and scary and a bit life-threatening.
The main “bad guy” is a shape-shifter called Kullevro. He wants to wipe humanity from the face of the world, and to do it, he needs the Universals’ help. It turns out that every Universals’ main companion is Kullevro, which means that Connie can’t kill him and she can’t kill him without bringing a great loss to themselves (it will make themselves depressed, unhappy, and unable to function).