"lyrically written fantasy quest and love story"
Just as this book is about a quest to be resolved; so too
does the old saying come into play, "It is not about the
destination, but rather the journey that brings these two
halves into a whole." And as most of us know such a coming
together of soul mates is never simple or quick. There is
much to be learned along the way.
Egann is the Fae Prince who runs from his calling to be
King. The magical amulet he is supposed to wear, as king
becomes only a necklace he must protect until the rightful
King steps forward. Wanting to escape sad memories and
responsibilities his life has held, Egann crosses over to
Earth where he is drawn to a mysterious raven haired beauty
who dances by the light of the moon and haunts his dreams.
Known to those as a Shadow Dancer, Deirdre's moon lit dance
brings prosperous crops and babes to new mothers. But she
and the rest of her kind are cursed to an existence of the
night, as the daylight would kill her.
As Egann begins his life in the realm of earth he wakes
from yet another dream about Deirdre to find the Amulet of
Gwymyrr gone. Believing the woman in his dreams to be the
thief, Egann sets out to find the Shadow Dancer.
Unbeknownst to him, it is not she who possesses the amulet,
but rather something far greater...his heart.
Confused by their growing attraction to each other, one
makes a commitment to the other. Deirdre promises to help
him find his amulet as he promises to protect her from
those that would see her kind dead. And if it is with in
his ability, try to break the curse of the Shadow Dancer.
This book is written almost lyrically as Karen Whiddon's
words and analogies are equally artistic and beautiful.
Her descriptions help you to feel the moment completely as
you read it. SHADOW MAGIC is a classic story of soul
mates...night and day... the self-serving meeting the
selflessly serving... the analogies are equally artistic
and beautiful. For these two soul mates to survive, each
must share what the other carries in their heart.
Karen really knows how to drive a love scene. The
attraction between these two characters is just yummy! As
much as the plot and story line are wonderfully written, so
are her love scenes. Well balanced, well driven, and mmm,
Mindy Lobaugh for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted March 8, 2003