Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Book One in The Kieshara Series
In a land of two shape-shifting groups of snakes and birds intermarry so their long, cause forgotten war will end, even if the two royals marrying don't trust each other.
I liked it because the author's writing was simple, but brilliant. She wrote in clear, but precise wording that made me devour the storyline and book. The two very different cultures and ways of acting are clearly drawn and the characteristics of the two main characters made me want to meet them. Now I'm on book four of the five book series.- Reviewed by Angela