• Alex Lopez

The Faithless Hawk

Struggles give us strength and adversity turns Crows into Hawks.

After the dark tapestry of fantasy that Margaret Owen's created in The Merciful Crow, it was so thrilling to return back beside Fie as the new chieftain of the Crows. So when we last left off, Fie became chieftain of the Crows. After Prince Jasimir's deception, the stakes are elevated for the Crows when the news of King Surimir's death fills the sky with ominous black clouds. With Queen Rhusana making a play for the crown through horrifying means, Fie's strength begins to become an opposing storm to the brewing thunder in the distance. In order to keep her family of Crows together, author Margaret Owens sets Fie on trails to overcome her own insecurities about being weak in the midst of their chaotic times and rising to challenge the systematic caste system.

This book was so full of unforgettable action, suspenseful twists, and a gritty ending where great powers clash to a bitter end. I want to spare the reader from any spoilers because this is a book you must read and experience for yourself!

About the Book

Kings become outcasts and lovers become foes in the thrilling sequel to Margaret Owen's The Merciful Crow.

As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal to keep his word. Still she’s hopeful that Prince Jasimir will fulfill his oath to protect her fellow Crows. But then black smoke fills the sky, signaling the death of King Surimir and the beginning of Queen Rhusana's merciless bid for the throne.

With the witch queen using the deadly plague to unite the nation of Sabor against Crows—and add numbers to her monstrous army—Fie and her band are forced to go into hiding, leaving the country to be ravaged by the plague. However, they’re all running out of time before the Crows starve in exile and Sabor is lost forever.

A desperate Fie calls on old allies to help take Rhusana down from within her own walls. But inside the royal palace, the only difference between a conqueror and a thief is an army. To survive, Fie must unravel not only Rhusana’s plot, but ancient secrets of the Crows—secrets that could save her people, or set the world ablaze.

About the Author

Born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail, Margaret Owen spent her childhood haunting the halls of Powell’s Books. After earning her degree in Japanese, her love of espresso called her north to Seattle, where she worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned.

She now spends her days wrestling disgruntled characters onto the page, and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her two monstrous cats. (There is surprisingly little difference between the two.)


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