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Snakecharm (The Kiesha'ra #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  8,423 Ratings  ·  243 Reviews
ZANE COBRIANA, COBRA shapeshifter, thanks the gods every day for Danica, his hawk pair bond, and the peace their union has brought to the avian and serpiente. Soon, Danica will have a child to carry on their royal line. But what should be a happy time is riddled with doubt.

Syfka, an ancient falcon, has arrived from Ahnmik claiming that one of her people is hidden in their
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by Delacorte Press (first published September 28th 2004)
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Jan 20, 2009 Britt rated it it was ok
First, I thought the characters kind of regressed in characterization. Zane was so bland I frequently forgot who was narrating. They all seemed a bit lifeless. The last book focused so much on Zane’s & Danica’s developing relationship, it was a bit of a letdown to see how far into the background the characters were pushed in this story. Every character was just there to move the plot along, and there wasn’t even that much of a plot!

But my main problem with this book is the lack of world buil
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After Hawksong, I was immediately filled with a desire to know more about Zane, Danica, and their tumultuous world. Thankfully, I had Snakecharm on hand and began it almost at once. Yet, this sequel leaves much to be desired. While Danica is expecting a child, which puts both herself and Zane in the difficult situation of figuring out how to rear their heir, the haughty falcons have come into their world to search for missing falcons who have hidden among Danica's warriors. Although these two pl ...more
Solid 3 stars!

This world that Atwater-Rhodes has created is wonderful but the books are just too short and too fast-paced! On the other hand, there is barely any plot drag that current YA fantasies seem to have. Despite the Keisha'ra series being an MG - YA fantasy, the author's really good with her romance. I remember Hawksong being so sensual even though there wasn't anything extra in it - just good word choice. Not so much here. I kinda wish she would slow down a bit, a fantasy needs that, an
Mar 29, 2013 Mei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Feb 26, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the fact that I love Hawksong with my whole heart, I still went into this book somewhat hesitant. I'd heard some negative reviews with this novel, resulting in my thinking that perhaps it wouldn't live up to its predecessor. But it DID. I LOVED this book. I still am partial to Hawksong, but this book and Hawksong sort of go hand in hand. I adore them both.

I love how much you learn in this novel. In Hawksong, it was about the war, in Snakecharm, it's about the peacetime. And because it's
Jun 03, 2007 Christian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like other worlds
Shelves: fantasy
The seconf od the Kiesh'ra series, this book gives light to Zane Cobriana's mind. As the narrator for the book, he provides a significant change to the prior novel, which was told through the voice of Danica Shardae his new wife. Zane is much more sarcastic and emotional than she, and it gives the plot a bit more pazzaz. The story line in itself develops nicely and explors the reasons behind the struggle for both the avians and serpiente to live harmoniously to a greater extent.
Oct 16, 2008 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is very intrested in fastasy.
Shelves: q1-2008
So far Snakecharm by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has been really great. It took a while to get used to the style of writing that the author uses, but after getting past the strange style it is a really good book. The plot is progressing all the time so there is never a dull moment. Once you get into it you don't want to put it down.

Zane Cobriana

Zane Cobriana, the main character in Snakecharm by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, is a cobra shapeshifter with a hot flaring attitude determined to keep peace and tr
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire
This is one of my favorite books and I love rereading it over and over. This will be a short review because there are lots of spoilers in this book and I don't wanna give anything away

This books picks up a few months after the first book, Hawksong. This book is in Zane's point of view. The war between the serpiente and the avians is over. Danica and Zane rule both people in their each individual courts. While the war is over, the two cultures have not merged together. Some brave individuals have
Minni Mouse
This was not a good book and shared very little with its predecessor, Hawksong. I thought I read somewhere that the author wrote the first book when she was a teenager and ended up publishing it herself. Unsure if this book followed the same self-published route but it had none of the personality nor spine of the original. In that sense, this is akin to poor Susan Ee surprising us with her self-published book Angelfall but then disappointing for the two sequels.

The reveal of the ide
Jul 04, 2012 Koorihime-sama rated it really liked it
Checked out from the library.


4 out of 5

Danica and Zane have achieved a lot in their aim of peace between the avains and serpiente. However, when Danica becomes pregnant, will the peace last long? Also, a falcon named Syfka comes and that causes more problems, so is the falcon just there to find their missing falcon? Or, is she there just to stir up trouble amongst their people?

Another supernatural book, however, this time it is about shapeshifters, again. Yay. \o/

As a second book o
Isa Lavinia
As I've mentioned in Hawksong's review, these books, though a delightful read, left me wanting.

One thing I should add when it comes to Snakecharm is how well the author dealt with how the "inter-species" (in a way) marriage worked and the difficulties that came from raising a child of two cultures. Most books tend to sweep these conflicts under the Happy Ever After rug, it's always a nice treat when an author does not shy from these issues. Granted, it's fantasy, but these are also issues preval
E. C. McRoy
May 28, 2016 E. C. McRoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is actually 3.5 stars. As always, I am impressed with the author's firm grasp of world building and I get easily attached to her characters. That being said, I was not as engrossed by this story as I was with the first. There was something in the desperate attempt to create peace that was engaging and that was lacking a bit in this one. I appreciated how the characters strove, constantly, to overcome each other's prejudices in the hopes of making a better world, because that was realis ...more
Carolyn F.
Short but really good book. Now that Danica and Zane have finally settled into married life the Falcons are intruding looking for an escapee from their lands. Some life changing events happen and they find out who their close friends really are. A great series. I'm ordering book #3 from the library.
Feb 21, 2009 Gwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first 2 books in this series, but I didn't care for the turn of events in the remaining titles. I loved the growth of the relationship between Danica and Zane as they continue their journey to unite 2 kingdoms in this sequel to Hawksong. I also found it intriguing to hear the tale from a new pov.
Jan 23, 2009 Shelby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the sequel to Hawksong and I have to say, I did not like it nearly as much. It lacked so many of the qualities that made the first book so fun to read. I felt like a lot of the spark between the two main characters was gone and it was kind of blah.
Mar 25, 2015 Elise marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
I pick this book up tentatively. Hawksong is a perfect stand-alone and if this book is as weak as fans have suggested, I'd honestly rather forget it.

ZANE COBRIANA, COBRA shapeshifter, thanks the gods every day for Danica, his hawk pair bond, and the peace their union has brought to the avian and serpiente. Soon, Danica will have a child to carry on their royal line. But what should be a happy time is riddled with doubt.

Syfka, an ancient falcon, has arrived from Ahnmik claiming that one of her people is hidden in their midst. The falcons are more powerful than the avians and serpiente combined, and Syfka shows nothing but contempt for Zane

Read this a few times when I was younger (12-ish?). Entering it into Goodreads for the first time now
Margaret Rose
Read through Overdrive.
Oct 10, 2016 Rae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
It is an enjoyable book.
Having immensely enjoyed Hawksong, I was excited by the prospect of a sequel. Danica, Zane, and Rei were all interesting characters, and it had some excellent themes. While this retained some of those aspects, others were sadly lost. The main disappointment was that the plot focused not on Danica's pregnancy or the tensions between the hawks and the snakes. Instead, it focused on a plot about a criminal falcon hiding with the hawks. This plot was fairly boring, and although it probably set up ne ...more
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes welcomes us back into her world of shapeshifters in this second volume of the planned Kiesha'Ra series. First off, if you haven't read Hawksong (the first volume), you will be lost in the second volume. While there are brief references to that book in this novel, Snakecharm introduces us to a new clan and characters, but also lacks the power of it's predecessor.

In Snakecharm, Zane takes the driver's wheel and guides us into the newlywed's life with his pair bond Danica. Bot
Jennifer De Boor
Nov 02, 2015 Jennifer De Boor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third time I'm reading this series through, and as always, there's one major point that really bothers me and keeps this one from being as good as the first book. This is a major spoiler, so don't read on if you haven't read the book yet.

Now, this issue may stem from the change in POV in the second book, as there's a possibility that Danica felt or thought about this and just didn't discuss it with Zane, but there's a huge what if that I think she should be pretty mad about that does
Emily Eastman
I liked this book, don't get me wrong, it just didn't even compare to the first book. The first book, in my eyes, was practically flawless. The story drew you in, had you on the edge of your seat and left you begging for more! There are a few things I'd change concerning this book.

First in the first book in this series the narations were mainly coming from Danica. I wish it could've stayed that way. In this book we are hearing Zane's voice and opions and frankly they all sound a lot like Danica
Oct 17, 2011 Phoenix rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Published 2004
Genre Fantasy
Snakecharm is about Zane and Danica, who are shapeshifters. Zane is the protagonist, and is going to be the father of Danica’s unborn child, but many things keep happening. One thing is that there is a hidden falcon that has been exiled, among the ranks of the royal flight and Syfkla, an ancient falcon, has come for the hidden one. Another thing is that Zane and Danica need to figure out how to raise their child. It was the first chapte
So the second book in the Keisha’ra, like many sequels to amazing books, feels like it’s lacking. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I felt like this book was less intriguing, less engaging than Hawksong was. Even with the threat of the Falcons looming over everything the stakes didn’t feel as real for the characters I guess? I don’t know.

This story is told from Zane’s POV instead of Danica’s and I remember feeling excited when I first read this several years ago since Zane was one of my fa
Kara Leavitt
Snakecharm takes place shortly after the events in the first novel, Hawksong.

Now, Danica Shardae is Tuuli Thea of the avians, and Zane Cobriana is Diente of the serpiente. They have for the most part, managed to end the war between their two kinds, that goes as far back as their records and stories tell.

Having warded off attempts on both of their lives, the royal duo depend on Rei and Erica, elite members of their royal guard, now more than ever. Especially with the news of Danica's pregnancy--w
Aug 29, 2011 mkh96 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Charming, charming, charming- NOT. Let me start off by saying I had high hopes for this book, Hawksong (its predecessor) was a light exhilarating read. With Snakecharm however, you feel that it is too fast paced and too rushed. For example, (view spoiler). What I'm trying to ...more
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I grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, where I matriculated through the public Concord-Carlisle school district from kindergarten until my graduation in 2001. The best part of school, from fifth grade until the year I graduated, was definitely chorus. I love music, and I love to sing, and though I never had the courage or the talent to participate in any of the high school plays as a performer, I en ...more
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The Kiesha'ra (5 books)
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