"A new author creates a grand fantasy romance"
THE GIVEN is a tale of two people who at their first
meeting, find themselves intimately involved, both body
and in spirit.
Aria, a girl once rejected from her village is sent to the
people at The Tower because of her "sorcery". Shunned
from her family and friends, she is forced to trust in the
elders of The Tower to teach her that her failings that
caused her to be thrust from her village are actually a
gift to be treasured and respected. In her new
surroundings she finds a new family and kinship to others
Talon is a Warrior sworn to uphold the trust and
protection of the people of The Tower. During "the
ceremony", Talon looses himself in the comfort of Aria's
arms and begins an adventure takes them through times of
tragedy, love and wonder.
Ms. McClellan spins a wondrous tale of warriors,
adventure, romance, mystery and a little spice of
sensuality to tie it all together. THE GIVEN gives you a
wonderful new world to travel without being stuck in the
same old story over and over. This is one book that I
loved because it is like no other. It's not a futuristic
romance, it's not a paranormal romance but something that
takes a little from each genre and makes magic!! Bravo
for Ms McClellan!
Reviewed by Theresa Norman
Posted May 1, 2003
He Came to Her Bed Out of Duty...
From the darkness came a ship bearing Talon, a warrior
priest, whose duty was to change Aria into a woman through
the ancient ceremony known as The Given. As a Trancer,
Aria knows what's expected of her when Talon comes to her
bed. But what happens is unexpected. . . their souls bond
and she becomes pregnant. Still, duty demands that Talon
leave her. But when her Tower of Sisters is attacked by
the wicked Reaper Lord, Mako, and their newborn son is
kidnapped, Talon is her only hope in recovering their
Because of Fate He Returned...
Talon had abandoned his troubled past to become a Warrior.
Then duty had demanded he abandon Aria, but he will not let
it do so again. He knows the man who took their son, and
despite Aria's belief that their son lives, Talon knows
Mako would not have spared the child's life. To avenge his
son, Talon vows that Mako will die by his sword.
Now Talon and Aria must travel in search of Mako—Talon for
vengeance and Aria to keep Talon, her Giver, from
committing murder and destroying their bond forever.