Born in 1984, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes wrote her first novel when she was 13. Booklist praises her works as "mature and polished," and Library Journal says they're "a must-read." Danica Shardae is a shapeshifter-a human on land and a golden hawk in the sky. Sadly, a war has raged between her people and the snake shapeshifters for longer than anyone can remember. As heir to the throne, Danica makes a bold decision to end the conflict by uniting the two royal families through a pair bond. But is it wise to trust a snake?