"an enchanting historical fantasy romance"
Prince Egann of Rune rejects the throne of his people
because he feels incapable of ruling based on failing to
keep his deceased brother safe. He speaks from his heart
when he refuses to accept the binding to the Amulet of
Gwymyrr. However, Fiallan the Wise insists Egann must
possess the amulet until the throne is occupied. Though
Egann wants to say no, he feels he has disappointed his
mentor and his people by shirking his duty so he accepts
the role of amulet keeper.
Once he darns the amulet, Egann's world vanishes and he
finds he is journeying onto the mortal plane in 467 AD.
However, a mortified Egann also realizes he has lost the
amulet. He believes that Deirdre of the Shadows, a dancer
with power, stole the amulet. However, she recognizes her
accuser as the male of her dreams. As they defy human and
fairy logic by falling in love, Egann knows what he must do
to regain the amulet from a killer seeking to steal his
beloved Shadow Dancer too.
SHADOW MAGIC is an enchanting historical fantasy romance
that will entertain fans of both genres. The story line
enables the audience to believe that Egann and the Faerie
are a real species. The action is fast-paced as Egann
chases after the amulet while the love subplot is
delightful due to the fabulous lead couple. The key that
proves Karen Whiddon is an adept conjurer is how the
magically interwoven romance, fantasy, and adventure into a
charming chronicle that captivates her crowd of readers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2003