July 8th, 2003
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Small format hardcover: 243 pages
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Mass Market paperback: 256 pages
In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep-seated fear and distrust of each other.
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Library of Congress Online Catalog
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 waged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, Danica will do anything in her power to stop the bloodshed- even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one.
Now Danica must convince her people that Zane is just as committed to peace as she is- though she can’t help fearing that, despite his word, he will strike as swiftly and as leathally as the cobra that is his second form. Among the serpiente, she’ll have to pretend to be in love, though when they’re alone, her reserve threatens to keep her and Zane worlds apart. And in their midst are dissenters who will do whatever it takes to destroy this union.
Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica- and all they ask of their people- but it may be more than she can give.
-Text from inside jacket of Hawksong
Delacorte Press (c) 2003
Cover art: Cliff Nielsen
In the Author’s Words
From BooksByTheirCover Blog Tour:
Several years ago, my agent asked me if I would consider writing a series, and I told him pretty flat-out, “I don’t write series.” At the time, Hawksong was meant to be a stand-alone book. Only once I finished it did I realize there were too many unanswered questions for the story to be over there. As I worked on Snakecharm I realized the challenges within required a conclusion about the daughter, and as I worked on Wolfcry I realized something was missing, so I went back to [write] Falcondance… Eventually I ended up with a five-book series, when I had never planned to have more than one.
Did you know..?
* Hawksong and the rest of the series were originally nicknamed “The Quillergy” by Amelia and her fans before finally receiving the title of Kiesha’ra for Snakecharm.
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