The Taming of the Hawk is published by Anne Brooke Books. When escaped prisoner Redallek Castonar goes on the run in the war-torn city of Tetranal, he finds himself in the pleasure-house of Councillor Jarrod Tetran. Unaware that Redallek has made a blood-promise with the rebel factions to kill him, Jarrod is instantly attracted to the man. Although Redallek is determined to complete his mission in order to gain his freedom, he soon discovers his new master is not quite the man he expected.
Meanwhile, Jarrod is planning to take the ruling Council captive and to begin a negotiated peace with the rebel army. Both Redallek and Jarrod are determined to fight for freedom and peace, but in two very different ways. Will their differences drive them apart or can they find a way to work together for the good of their country? Even if they do, will the passion springing up between them lead to victory or defeat?
"Anne Brooke always has a lovely turn of phrase and it was used well here to give an old-world yet futuristic feel all at once to the setting. I must say there was action aplenty - it started with a bang and it ended with one or two." (Read the rest of this 4-star review at On Top Down Under Reviews)
"Nice pace that is action-packed with an ongoing war, rebel forces, and a failing absolute power structure. When the lines are unclear there is plenty of room for questionable ethical and moral opportunities and it is no different in the city of Tetran … Overall, the uncertainty of no man's land during war is well portrayed with a budding romance on the side." (Read the rest of this 4-star review at Boy Meets Boy Reviews)
"Fast-paced and action-packed story that keeps you wanting to read to find out what happens chapter by chapter. Lies, deception and danger are all present throughout this wonderfully written book." (Read the rest of this 4-star review at MM Good Book Reviews)