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This week, I’m Daring You to Read a book that has come and gone a while ago. Actually, this was one of my favourite YA series when I was in high school, and still, it remains on my bookshelf. I have a hard time parting with all my books but this is definitely a series that I will never give away.
HAWKSONG is a story about two shapeshifting leaders, Danica and Zane, that are at war but who try to see past their differences in order to stop the fighting once and for all. They realize that they must agree with one another before their people can do the same. By leading from example, they hope that one day, real peace will exist between the Avian and the Serpiente. Danica is a stoic person and adheres strongly to the Avian reserve, while Zane is more liberal and free with his feelings, like all Serpientes. So you can just imagine how different the two races are.
I’ve always wondered in what decade, or century, this book takes place because we have no contact with the human world. Wars are fought with swords and arrows but the women wear pants and are included on the battlefield. Maybe it’s good that the author has left us in the dark because it allows us to concentrate a bit more on the dynamics between the two races.
Like many of the YA books we see today, I believe this series can be enjoyed by everyone, and not just by Young Adults. It doesn’t just focus on war, but also on friendship, love and responsibility. I really hope you give this series a try, especially since you can read all of them at once. No waiting for the next book! For those of you who have already read it, let me know what you think!
Here is a little bit more about HAWKSONG:
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, 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 lethally 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.
The other books in the Kiesha’ra series