By Katia Fox
Eleven-year-old William yearns for the lifetime of a falconer—training the great birds of prey for the popular game of medieval England’s the Aristocracy. yet within the boy’s clubfoot his mom sees an indication from the gods: just like the mythical Hephaestus of historic mythology, William is certain to wield a blacksmith’s hammer. So his destiny lies within the smoky foundries of a swordmaker instead of the rolling fields of a falcon master.
Then destiny performs its hand: William rescues the wounded poultry of King Henry himself, profits want with the thankful monarch, and finally sees his inner most wish nearby. yet together with his new lifestyles as apprentice falconer at a nobleman’s fort starts a tumultuous coming-of-age. The years yet to come will deliver triumph and tragedy, friendship and treachery, truest love and such a lot brutal loss. but via all of it, he'll by no means cease battling—for justice, pleasure, and the opportunity to leap skyward in spirit beside his cherished falcons.