"A truly magical journey of discovery"
Much to the chagrin of his mentor, Prince Egann of Rune has
rejected his destiny to become the faerie king. Egann
blames himself for the death of his beloved younger brother
at the hands of a mortal. He no longer trusts himself to be
responsible for the fate of others. Yet he accepts the
amulet which can only be worn by the true king. He promises
to keep it safe until his people can find a worthy ruler.
Egann then ventures forth into the mortal realm where he
can journey anonymously. But he is tortured by erotic
dreams of a beautiful desirable woman. She is the dark to
his light. He awakens to find the precious amulet has been
stolen. He knows that to find it, he must find the woman of
Deidre too has had dreams of a golden warrior, so is not
surprised when he appears before her. She is surprised to
learn that he believes her a thief. Deidre is a Shadow
Dancer, one of those of a race cursed to live only in
darkness and to dance at each full moon to petition the
gods for the benefit of her people. Before she has a chance
to convince Egann of her innocence her village is attacked
by the Maccus, renegades with Fae blood whose only
directive is to destroy the Shadow Dancers.
The village is lost but Egann manages to save Deidre from
certain death. Together the pair journey in search of the
amulet while staying one step ahead of the killers. Soon
they will come to the frightening understanding that those
who seek to destroy Deidre's kind and those who wish to
claim Egann's realm are one and the same, and each must
accept their destiny to defeat this formidable enemy.
This tale is a truly a journey of discovery. The passion
between these two is awe inspiring. Deidre's faith and
love will give Egann the courage to absolve himself, and he
will go to the ends of the earth to protect her and free
her of her curse. Magical!
Copyright © 2003
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 1, 2003