"Excellent romantic fantasy"
Counting Crows by Mercedes Lackey. Lady Gwynhefar
has to wed the King's choice abusive Lord Bretagne or her
odious neighbor Baron Arghus though both are
abominations. She marries Bretagne in a glove ceremony,
but he is more brutal than she imagined as he rapes and
beats her. Only her childhood hero Sir Atremus and
her "maid" Robin give her solace. When Bretagne accepts a
seditious deal and Atremus is dying, Gwyn acts to save the
kingdom and her beloved with a spell, but what will it
cost the witch?
Drusilla's Dream by Rachel Lee. Drusilla dreams of
painting full time, but to eat she works in data entry at
GalaxyCom. To get through the inane repetitive tasks
Drusilla dreams the night away with thoughts of head
programmer Miles fighting evil by her side. When daylight
arrives can Drusilla and Miles take a shared dream and
turn it into a loving reality?
Moonglow by Catherine Asaro. In Aronsdale, the most
powerful magic practitioners wed the royals. Iris knows
she will marry Prince Jarid. Though a spell cast to save
his life left him blind, deaf, and unable to speak, Jarid
and Iris communicate through the heart. She risks all to
perform a spell for her beloved to gain the senses he
lost, but the price is that those who killed his mother
will murder him and his beloved.
These three great romantic fantasy novellas make their
respective realms and key cast members seem authentic.
The story lines hook the audience whether they prefer
romance or fantasy. Readers will marvel at the talent
whom provide a tremendous taste of what to expect from
Silhouette's new imprint Luna.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 25, 2003