Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade In this engaging fantasy, Danica Book 1 of 5 in Kiesha’ra (Paperback) (5 Book Series). Atwater-Rhodes (In the Forests of the Night) takes a break from vampires to create two warring clans: avians, who are human and bird, and. Awards. Iowa High School Book Master List WINNER Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Master List WINNER Texas Lone Star Reading List.

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Another good ol reread Summer Maybe, something interesting would happen. Incredible fantasy, especially when you consider Atwater-Rhodes wrote it as a teen!

In order to do this, Danica, a shapeshifter royalty, agrees to marry Zane, a cobra royalty. It is all Zane asks of Danica–and all they ask of their people–but it may be more than she can give.

I still love this book to this day. Someone wants me to read this book When people ask me what my favorite book is my mind immediately flits to this title.

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Although the two young people are willing to do whatever it takes, their elders are reluctant. She allows herself to skip days, and sometimes weeks to avoid the story from turning too boring.

Danica is put in a position that she’s never been in before, that she doesn’t want to be in, but that she has to fill, in order to stop the war.

Danica with her distrust and fear were more believable This was recommended by a friend of mine and even though that I’m not big on fantasy reads, I gave this a chance because it is one of my friends favorite book. I can’t see how the hawks could not win this war.


This is real life I was looking at here, and there’s not a thing about it that feels superficial or caricaturey. Although a very easy read, this is one of my favorite fantasy novels.

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And I have reread it many times since. This becomes a major plot point, when Danica and Zane have to make adjustments to each others’ cultures. I was also on the fencing team for two years, boook experience that actually inspired a couple storylines, and regret that I did not continue with that sport.

No one remembers how the conflict began, but narrator Danica Shardae, the beautiful but tough avian leader, is tired of the bloodshed that has killed most of her family.

Then there is Adelina and Alibhe, Karl, Andreios and the little sparrow who I cannot recall the name of at the moment, all very interesting characters. But that ending just ruined a lot of what came before it, and I cannot accept it.

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The perspective is solely from Danica’s point of view, but we get a decent backstory feel for both the Avians’ and Serpeientes’ players. Do they retain human features and faculties?

Hawksong had a nice mix of slight drama and romance along with paranormal factor shape-shifting that leaves you with a pleasant feeling. First off, the worldbuilding. So, what the hell happened somewhere in between?

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Maybe I’m being a dick for finding this wrong, but I loved that people could change into birds and snakes I’ve boo thought that would be a really cool superpower. Avians hide their emotions; Serpientes wear their passions and anger on their sleeves. Why couldn’t Danica have accepted her duty to create peace, to marry Zane in order to prevent the war, without this?


Or consider the opposing forces: Hawksong Kiesha’ra Pb Author s: Although I felt as if Hawksong ended a little too early, with both Danica and Zane falling in love slightly faster than I wished, I cannot deny that this is solid fantasy, full of the characters and type of complex world I love. The review of this Book prepared by Sarah. The story is about a world of shape shifters. Ephame’s Choice by P. In Haqksong lands, she’ll have to pretend she’s in love, but in private Danica and Zane’s instincts keep them worlds apart.

Danica’s mother is wary as she should be, and her coldness just adds an extra ‘oomph’ to the story. I love to learn, so if I have down-time and nothing to do, it is not at all unusual yawksong find me pouring over hawkaong book, website or video designed to teach me some new skill, from belly dancing something I gawksong want to learn but have not yet been brave enough to sign up for classes on to JavaScript.

That means that they are forced to only defend, which is a losing position.