DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk’s form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the... show more
DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk’s form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, she’ll do anything in her power to stop this war—even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one.Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica—and all they ask of their people—but it may be more than she can give.A School Library Journal Best Books of the YearA VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List selectionFrom the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 28th 2004
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
Series: The Kiesha'ra (#1)
This one was a reread. I think I read it when it first came out. For some reason, I never read any more of the series or any of the author's other books.The avian shapeshifters and the serpiente have been at war for so long that no one can remember how the fighting started. Danica, soon to be named ...
You know you like a book when you're frequently compelled to pick it up and sift through the whole thing to find your favorite parts, only to realize you just read most of it.
Hawksong is possibly one of the most under-rated fantasy novels I've come across. In fact, this book simply seems to fall under everyone's radar - much to their own loss, I must say. Atwater-Rhodes is a brilliant writer, creating a world rich in lore, myth, and tradition. Danica, the queen of her ha...
I rarely read YA novels, but I had this series in mi TBR pile for a long time and I decided to give it a try. Nor do I ovely like a fist person narrative...but...Oh, boy, was it good! Really, I wouldn't classify this as YA... it has a "flavour" of a classical fantasy.The language was almost lirical ...
3.5 stars. The ending felt a bit rushed to me, but the rest of it was good.