Hawk by Marie Powell
Genre: young adult historical fantasy
Published August 1st, 2015
Published by Five Rivers Publishing
Hyw yearns to join his father in serving the charismatic Llywelyn, Prince of Wales. If only Hyw dared tell anyone of his ability to scout through the eyes of a hawk, it might help secure his place in the royal guard. Cat, his sister, longs to inherit the magical ability that runs through her mother’s line. If only she could see her future, now that she is 13 and promised to a boy she barely remembers.
When a messenger summons the prince to a secret meeting, Cat and Hwy find themselves in the middle of a war that threatens to destroy all of Wales. Can they master their special abilities in time to save the royal family—and themselves?
Set among the actual events and personages of late 13th century Wales, Marie Powell has constructed a fantasy novel that recreates what life might have been like for two teenagers coming of age.
About the Author:
Marie Powell (www.mepowell.com) is the author of 30 published books,
including the young adult historical fantasy Hawk (Five Rivers, 2015) and
Hawk and Crown (Five Rivers, 2016). She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and
her award-winning short stories and poetry appear in such literary
magazines as subTerrain, Room, and Transition. She lives in Saskatchewan,
and her writing workshops are popular across the province. Read more about
Hawk and Welsh history on her blog at www.mepowell.com/blog.