Desert Falcon

The Desert Keeps Its Stories...

Legend of the Longwing

Wise and wrathful as a Grandmother, the desert shifts like an ocean tied to the mark of time itself, and keeps it's stories as it pleases.  It's dunes walk like liquid through generations as giant muses, whispering in a voice heard only by those born of her, by those still enough to hear, and by those whom she chooses.  Literatures of families rooted with her in the very beginning are held sacred and silent, protected as myth.  Under that ancient silence, it shifts.  The sand and wind begin to whisper, manifesting from their restless horion a single pale falcon passing through blue sky.  They watch proudly under the spell of her freedom as she rises higher.  Higher. She sublimates slowly as if into the legend of imagination to tell their story once again

Welcome to the world of Desert falcon

The language is stunning and rich...

I didn't want the story to end

- Cara Blessley Lowe, Listening to Cougar

Magic.  Pure Magic.

Must-read book from a writer who remembers that well-crafted words tell beautiful stories.

- K. Lawless

The Legend...

An ancient secret riding on the whims of wind...

The mysterious art of falconry and it's universal kinship has endured with mankind for more than 4000 years, tying people to people and present to past.  The falcon remains constant, reminding us that in our depths, we too remain steady, tied to our humanity and to our past.
After a Bedouin boy witnesses his father's murder in the heart of the desert, he is left in the hands of his uncle and learns that he has a gift for the ancient art of falconry.  His gift earns him the admiration of a mysterious sheikh and secret assistance of his enigmatic youngest child.  Fortified by a caravan leader's tale of warriors and mercenaries and a lost tribe of an honorable brotherhood, the boy faces down his father's killer with the one sacred falcon that would be his key into their world,  and risks losing everything.

One Book..

If you are only going to read one book this year, do yourself a favor and pick up this wonderful little novel. New legends rarely exist with this kind of freshness and it was truly a pleasure to read  

- Larry Burke, Oak Grove LA

The language is stunning and rich...

I didn't want the story to end

- Cara Blessley Lowe, Listening to Cougar

Since The Alchemist

With the rich language and exotic storytelling, this is truly a story that stays with you. It completely sweeps you up into another time and place.  I haven't been this entranced since reading The Alchemist. 

- Denise Baddour, Discovery Communications, Light Path Media

Your Must-Read List.

As a birder and lover of the written work, i was enthralledby Desert Falcon.  For anyone who loves the mystique of far away places, and a story well-told, this is a no-brainer addition to your "must read" list

- The Heronness

Devoured it in one sitting...

Without question, this has made the list of "books everyone should read".  I devoured it in one sitting

- CK Laird

When is the sequel?

It reads like a movie I didn't want to end... when is the sequel?

- Dr. Robert Wagner

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The Authors

Leslie Goodyear Author Desert Falcon

Leslie Goodyear

Following a career in film and television production that moved between commercials, natural history and documentary filmmaking, and involvement with the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, Leslie focused on lifelong passions that would take her around the world. Writing, film, horses and falconry.

Her work as an international advisor and strategist for equine, media and cultural arts development took her to the United Arab Emirates, to work with horses and business development for a remarkable and dear family. During this time she discovered a stirring respect and love for an extraordinary people, and a fascination with their amazing heritage steeped in a timeless connection to the land.

Returning to the West, Leslie has continued her work in equine business development, and expanded a writing career based around the idea of writing with cinematic sensibility.

In addition to her love of story, Leslie is an avid falconer and breeder and trainer of Pura Raza Española (Andalusian) and Friesian horses, and a busy internet marketing entrepreneur specializing in international SEO

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Fergus Beeley

Fergus's clear passion for natural history and expert knowledge gained him a successful interview with BBC’s Natural History Unit in 1989.

Since then, he has traveled across the world extensively, from the Far North (Svalbard, Northern Canada, Northern Russia and Northern Alaska), over the mountains and deserts of Central Asia, the remote African bush, the Andes chain and the rain forests of the Americas.

Fergus worked with Sir David Attenborough on many films including the landmark series, Life of Birds. He was Executive Producer and Presenter of many award winning films for BBC Natural World, PBS and National Geographic Explorer. He was series producer of the award winning series ‘Planet Earth – the future’ for BBC, Discovery and NHK.

He is an active wildlife conservationist, patron of Flamingo Conservation Rift Valley, founder and chair of the UK's rewilding project 'BLUE' campaign' and keen supporter of Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and the Wildlife Trusts.

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