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 familiar to her is war It has raged bet. Although Atwater Rhodes has garnered much deserved attention from critics and received several awards for her young adult stories here on GR and on several other book reviewing websites her positive feedback has been moderate at best I believe this is partially because of the age of most of her storiesseries most of them began before the Twilight era swept the world and thus don't have the swooning heroines and brooding heroes that everyone has become accustomed to in recent years They must feel as if there's something missing The relationships are wholesome and intriguing sexy and provocative but not overblown like most today Hawksong's premise is simple Danica Shardae last living heir to the avian throne and Zane Cobriana last living heir to the serpiente throne must marry despite their deferences the former being a hawk shapeshifter and the later being a cobra in order to put an end to the age old war between their species that has dwindled their numbers drastically and caused much heartache among them It is this little plot that drew me to it years ago and that has brought me back for a second timeLet me just say this I despite having read over 300 books since late 2008 I wasn't big on reading before then can count on one hand how many books I've taken the time to read than once This isn't because I'm exaggerating when I say I love a book but because I simply don't see any reason to read something twice unless it spoke to me on a certain level the first time around Very few have done this but Hawksong regardless of the years that have passed since I last turned its pages stuck in my mind enough to make me want to read it again And I can honestly say that it stood the test of time; I think I even enjoyed it now than when I read it so long agoDanica is the kind of heroine I wish YA authors created these days she's independent and strong enough to sit by the dying holding their hand as they draw their last breaths; she's resilient and self sacrificing even in a case where she must commit herself to a life long marriage with someone whom she's been raised from birth to fear all just to try and make peace and save the lives of her peopleZane has a hard exterior with a soft heart underneath and is just as determined to heal the damage caused by the war as Danica is They go together very well they just don't realize it until it's almost too lateWhen I first read Hawksong years back I for some reason that escapes me now didn't take the time to continue with the series and follow it up with Snakecharm Why I'll never know; but in a way I'm glad I didn't because now I get to follow these characters into their next chapter for the first time

REVIEW Hawksong

HawksongWeen 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. 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 ueen of her hawk people and Zane the king of the cobras are shapeshifters who marry to end the centuries old feud between their people Both Danica and Zane are tired of war but their marriage will prove difficult than either can imagine Both the hawks and cobras share different traditions and as Zane and Danica grow to fall in love with one another they also learn to assimilate their cultures and their people Atwater Rhodes writes world building as a mere extension of her story not as an overwhelming portion of info dumping With subtle legends and traditions she manages to create and encompass the depth of these two races 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 Atwater Rhodes my friends is not to be missed

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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ 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 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 throOf her kind’s greatest enemy as her pair bond and make the two royal families oneTrust It is all Zane asks of Danica and all they ask of their people but it may be than she can give Newer cover edition found here. 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 narrativebutOh boy was it good Really I wouldn't classify this as YA it has a flavour of a classical fantasyThe language was almost lirical and the story very interesting how could two races which hate each other and are natural enemies forge peace Marrying the heirs of course It is not a marriage arranged by the parents but by the heirs themselves Great ideaMaybe the YA label was given because the heirs are young but it is often so in fantasy novelsWe are speaking of shapeshifters here and the races are birds and serpents Mortal enemies in nature but as Zane the heir and then kind of the Serpiente says Serpents and birds are not meant to live together he asserted again but I personally like to believe that we are than our animal counterpartsDanica at the beginning of the book agrees too I could not look into the eyes of a boy terrified of death and shaking from pain and feel hatred This was a life serpiente yes but still a life; who was I to steal itview spoilerEveryone around them is strongly opposed to their marriage but they make it happen and trying to maintain peace for which each of them think they sacrificed their possibility to love Instead between hatred treachery and assassination attempts they get nearer and nearer to each other until discover that they have fallen in love hide spoiler