Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Published in 2003
Kiesha’Ra Book 01
5 out of 5
The avains and serpiente have been at war for longer than anyone can remember. However, is peace at hand when Danica Shardae holds her people’s enemy in her arms and sings to him about peace as he dies? When Zane Cobriana hears about this, he moves forward with plans on how they can earn peace. But, when a neutral group mentions merging the two royal families, will they be able to set aside their differences for the peace they both desperately want? Not only that, but when they decide to merge it, will their people believe it is the best thing?
Another supernatural book, however, this time it is about shapeshifters. Yay. \o/
For a first book of a series, Hawksong was very well written. Though, what really counts is if the author keeps up and makes each in this series better than the previous one, which is almost impossible for most of the authors who write series. The plot of the first book is a little common, but that doesn’t make it any less special. This book has suspense, romance, betrayals, and shapeshifters. Finding shapeshifter books, just on their own, are rare, so that makes this book even more wonderful.
I just love the main characters, Zane and Danica, and how the author makes their personalities actually work together, even though they clash at certain points. Also, the way all the characters develop in this book is great, but they could have grown a little bit more than what they did. The descriptions and events are also very well done, but a little bit more about how the other characters look like would have made it a little bit better.
Even though the plot is typical — two separate group at war, two people characters marry to stop the war, peace comes, and then everyone lives happily ever after — you should go ahead and read this book/series. Though, like I said before, I haven’t read all of the books in this series, but that looks like what it going to happen. Though, I hope there will be some interesting twists in order to get to the peace.
Anyways, go read the series. ;)
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Checked out from the library.
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