Here's the blurb from Publishers' Weekly:
I am so thankful to SOAR, Illinois for providing me a place to take falconry apprentice lessons, and to the many falconers (especially D. Troy Moritz) who answered my questions and let me tag along during some of their hunts to fully appreciate the beauty of this sport. Hopefully one day you'll be able to experience this sport firsthand, but if not, I'm excited for you to read about it via my young adult novel. Thanks so much to my agent, Eric Myers, and to Julie Tibbott at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the opportunity to share this book with the world.
I know my main character, Mercer, and his Red-tailed Hawk, Flip, would be super proud too.
'Til next time,
PS: Here's a video of a falconer working with a beautiful juvenile Red-tail if you're curious. :)