"love and determination are timeless and powerful"
More than two centuries old, Nicholas Gale is an immortal
who has endured more suffering than any being should ever
have to lay claim.
Gale is orphaned as a teenager when his mother, in her
efforts to become mortal, lost her sanity and killed her
husband before committing suicide. Consequently estranged
from his remaining relative (murderous twin brother,
Adrian), Nicholas subsists on the imaginations of humans,
slipping into their sleeping minds and weaving their
dreams into tapestries of fantastic eroticism. He extracts
only enough resulting life force to sustain himself. And
this is sufficient until Diana Ransom -- the most forceful
and passionate dreamer he has yet faced -- enters his life.
Diana is a psychologist specializing in sleep disorders.
She is Nicholas's match in every way; her past irrevocably
linked to his and Adrian's -- the man responsible for
driving Diana's older sister, Clare, to suicide. With
Clare's demise went Diana's ability to dream lucidly, but
even more importantly went her ability to trust or love a
When Diana's young cousin Keely turns up missing and Diana
is led to Nicholas, believing him responsible for Keely's
disappearance, she is confronted with all the demons of
her past in the irresistibly carnal, dangerous and
tortured persona of Nicholas Gale.
With Diana's strength, Nicholas learns that he is more
human and humane than most mortals are. Through her love,
he realizes that he is nothing like his amoral and
destructive mirror image and never will be, despite their
immortal link. Together, Nicholas and Diana learn that
their love and determination are as timeless and powerful
for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by Gracie McKeever
Posted June 6, 2003