"Be prepared to be completely swept away"
Hydeia is a proud and spirited Eaglekin, and bonded to a
most worthy eagle. But even though an honored eagle
accepted her as its true-bonded, she still has to prove
herself constantly to her people, especially the Matrons.
When the Matrons charge her with the task of finding a
special Eaglekin and her very important eagle that have
gone missing, Hydeia jumps at the chance. She is
determined to not only prove herself worthy, but to find
the missing Eaglekin and eagle, and hopefully all the other
Eaglekins that have been disappearing.
But just as she begins her journey, she is shocked when her
eagle chooses a mate. This wouldn't be a problem if it
weren't for Eaglekin tradition that when two eagles mate,
their true-bonded Eaglekins are to be mates as well. But
an even bigger problem is that when she meets her intended
mate, Ammah, he refuses to accept her as his mate, which is
unheard of. Eaglekin females are supposed to be dominant
to the males; and he should not be able to resist the pull
of the bond between them now that their eagles are mated.
But Ammah has shunned his people, and refuses to take any
part in the Eaglekin traditions. Could things possibly get
any more complicated for Hydeia?
Upon Eagle's Light is a powerful, unique, emotional novel
that will completely mesmerize and take hold of you.
Clover Autrey has written one of the most original,
imaginative stories that is completely flawless in every
way. Her characters are so convincing, you will come to
know and love them more and more with each turn of the
page. Autrey has created a fascinating, complex world and
culture that are unlike any you have ever seen, but she
still makes it easy to understand and to immerse yourself
in the story. Be prepared to be completely swept away by
Upon Eagle's Light, and to embark on an emotional journey
with Hydeia and Ammah. Clover Autrey is a name to
remember; and her Eaglekins are impossible to forget.
Reviewed by Mandy Briggs
Posted October 10, 2007