Received this book too yesterday from Rustin Petrae (Goodreads Author).
It is book one of the Histories Of Purga and the synopsis is really freaking interesting.
He was an enemy.
She saved his life.
The rest is history.
Rooks have embraced science and technology, even inventing helpful, microscopic, robots called nanos to create nearly any machine they want to meet their needs.
The Terraquois are their opposite. They have embraced the spiritual and have a deep bond with nature. It is this bond that allows them to transform into the animal that resembles their own, inner selves.
These two races have fought each, often with brutal savagery, for centuries. But things change when the Rook prince, Rone Varlamagne, is shot out of the sky and left for dead in the desert by an unknown force. Keiara, the daughter of the Terraquois chieftan, is the one to find him but instead of killing him, she decides to save his life. It is one act. One conscious choice, but it changes everything for them and the entire face of Purga.
Together, they face foes from every direction...and they will stop at nothing to protect each other.
*sigh* love & war is the theme of this book.