Falcondance
Falcondance
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Series: Kiesha'ra   

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Annotation: As the peaceful coexistence of the avian and serpiente realms becomes increasingly precarious, nineteen-year-old Nicias, heir to the ancient and powerful falcon realm, learns some lessons about the past that will shape the future of their shared world.
Catalog Number: #600132979
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 2005
Edition Date: c2005
Pages: 208
Territory: US Only
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-375-89190-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-375-89190-8
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
In a third fantasy, Nicias, son of falcon-human exiles, returns to the falcon-human empire to learn control of his magic and his royal heritage, but his loyalty is to Oliza, the hawk-cobra princess. Technicolor dreams and visions too closely mingled with the characters' reality, along with rapidly shifting and obscure intrigue, distance readers from an otherwise engaging tale.
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10 The intricate power struggles between various breeds of avian shapeshifters continue in this third book in the series. Nicias, 19, son of Kel and Sebastian, falcons who were stripped of their falcon magic and exiled from their homeland of Ahnmik, is one of the personal guards to Oliza, heir to the avian and serpiente thrones. He is loyal to her despite never having felt at home in Wyvern's Court. He has inherited his parents' magic and it will destroy him unless he can learn to control it. His parents reluctantly send him to Ahnmik to be taught to bind it by his grandmother, the Empress, and her heir, Lady Araceli. Nicias finds himself torn between his duty to Oliza and the political manipulation and newfound power he discovers as a royal heir on Ahnmik. His only ally is Darien, an exiled member of the Empress's royal guard. Despite the many characters in the series (a family tree is included), the personalities are uniquely drawn and the mythological avian world is vividly described. Characters from Hawksong (2003) and Snakecharm (2004, both Delacorte) return briefly and events from those books are recapped. This title lacks the compelling romance found in Hawksong , and focuses more on the history of the avian conflicts. Sharon Rawlins, Piscataway Public Library, NJ
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Word Count: 48,591
Reading Level: 6.1
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.1 / points: 8.0 / quiz: 100576 / grade: Middle Grades+
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.5 / points:13.0 / quiz:Q37704
Lexile: 870L

Nicias has never felt completely at home among the avians and serpiente in Wyvern’s Court, despite his loyalty to Oliza Shardae Cobriana, the heir to both thrones. He is a falcon, the son of two exiles from Anhmik–and images of this distant island have always haunted his dreams. But when Nicias’s visions become more like reality, his parents have no choice but to send him back to the homeland–and a royal falcon–they’ve tried their best to forget.
If Araceli won’t bind Nicias’s newfound magic, it could destroy him. In a place where everyone is a pawn, only one other woman has the potential to save Nicias. But she holds the keys to a dangerous power struggle that will force Nicias to choose between his duty–and his destiny.


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