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'WARE HAWK [ww]
Science Fiction Book Club: July 1984 hardcover (matches the Atheneum hardcover from 1983.) Cover by Jack Gaughan, 178 pages. Condition is Fine in a Fine dustjacket: book is very tight and square, no interior stamps marks or writing; age tanning is negligable; the usual mild bump traces at ends of spine (corners are untouched/square.) Unclipped DJ has no tears, and a bare trace of wear to back cover.
'Ware Hawk - [the flap copy]: For as long as she could remember, Tirtha had been haunted by a recurring dream that drove her to return to Hawkholme, the ruined stronghold in Karsten that for generations had been the home of her family. The vengeful Duke Yvian put to outlaw and killed all of her blood but her parents. She knew that, as one of the last of the Old Race, she was mysteriously bound by spell to fulfill a mission at Hawkholme whose purpose was not revealed to her. Tirtha was ready at last to begin the dangerous journey. With her went the Falconer, a member of a fighting group whose Eyrie had been destroyed when the Witch Women overturned the rugged mountain range as a final defense of Estcarp. He was a blank shield, for hire. Tirtha had a small talent for farseeing in dreams. The Falconer was joined by a falcon, whose kind had always partnered each Falconer as scout and companion. Beset by perils on every hand, they at last won through to Hawkholme only to find that the greatest test of their courage, strength and steadfastness must still be met...
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