From the back : Zane Cobriana, cobra shapeshifter, thanks the gods every day for Danica, his hawk pair bond, and the peace their union has brought to the avians and serpiente. Soon Danica will have a child to carry on their royal lines. But what should be a happy time is riddled with doubt. Syfka, an ancient falcon, has arrived from the island of Ahnmik claiming that one of her people is hidden in the avian and serpiente lands, The falcons are more powerful than the avians and serpiente combined, and Syfka show nothing but contempt for Zane and Danica's alliance. To Zane's horrror, his own people seem just as appaled as Syfka is by the thought of a mixed-blood child's becoming heir to the throne. Is Syfka's lost falcon just a ruse to stir up controversy among them?
The second volume of the Kiesh'ra series of five. I have to say this book was not as good as the first one. Each of her books is done in another person's perspective. This one is done in Zane's rather than Danica like the first one.