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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.


The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen had everything that I was expecting. I love this book. I actually just started the audio to do another read through. First thing, the book stars off a little slow so please stick with it because it gets better and picks up pace. Second if you don't remember the events in The Merciful Crow, then you may want to go back and read it or at the very least catch up in the last few chapters. This pretty much stars where that one left off.

You really get to see how Fie had adapted to being in charge and how much stronger of a characters she is. I think she really finds out what she is capable of in this book. I still really love her sass and attitude. It is one of the things that really made me love Fie right away.

The world building was definitely something else in this book. I feel like Owen took her world to a whole new level. I thought things were explained so much better and she built so much more on to the world she had already created. I think Owen did a fabulous job. She made the book so interesting with her caste system and how the birthright worked.

I am so excited for all of you to read this book. It definitely lived up to my expectations of a sequel. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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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