"Romantic quest story is both colorful and complex"
When the people at her village including her father
discovered she was a Trancer, a person with strong mental
powers, they kicked Aria out of the town. To her family she
was dead. She made her way to a tower where Trancers are
trained to use their abilities for purposes of good and
after Aria made love with a warrior, her Given, she would
become an apprentice. Talon was to be her Given, to
initiate her into the rules of womanhood but a coupling
that was supposed to be based on passion only, turned into
something so much more.
Aria becomes pregnant with Talon's child but on the day she
goes into labor, the Reapers attack, killing all but Aria
who they thought they left dead. They take with them Aria's
best friend Iliana and Aria's newborn. When Talon discovers
what was done, he vows to destroy The Reaper leader who he
believes killed his son. When he journeys to their hideout,
Aria insists on going with him because she knows her son
lives and wants to find him and keep Talon from doing
something he will regret.
Sharron McClellan is a new name in paranormal fiction but
with her talent she will quickly become a fan favorite. She
creates an interesting world populated with characters that
are colorful, complex and stubborn in their belief systems.
The love story between the hero and the heroine doesn't
overshadow the quest story line that is very romantic in
its own right. This reviewer hopes that Iliana, who has
sacrificed so much for Talon and Aria, is given her own
story complete with a happily ever after ending.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 4, 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.