Book I of Conclave of Shadows. FOur four days and nights Kieli has waited on the remote mountain peak of Shatana Higo for the gods to grant him his manhood name.  Exhausted and despairing, he is woken by the sharp claws of a rare silver hawk piercing his arm, although later he’s not sure if it ever happened.  On his return home, Keili founds his village blazing and his people slaughtered.  Although it means certain death he throws himself into the battle – and survives.  A distant voices echoes in his mind: Rise up and be a talon for your people… Now he is Talon of the Silver Hawk and he must avenge the murder of his people. Cover art by Martin McKenna.