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"Story that will whisk you away to a magical Kingdom."

Isabo Kelly's book is set in the fictional kingdom of Karasnia during a magical/medieval time period. This story is wonderful and dynamic as you come to learn the intricacies of a culture that must deal with such evils contained with in magic and goblins. Theif's Desire will pull you in from the first paragraph.

Opening up with the understanding that a prophecy has come into play and now the decisions that will save the future and preserve it for those to come must be defended and prepared for appropriately. And it seems only logical there would be an honorable General from the King's own guard. But who would guess that a clever thief would also become a critical part of this puzzle.

The female lead, Victoria Flash, or rather Vic, as she is more commonly known as in the streets, was abandoned as a child. Raised by common folk and taught the ways of the street Vic manages not only to survive but become quiet notorious among Thieves Hole for her speed and quick fingers. But Vic's life is about to change as she comes face to face with one of, General Jacob Marin.

Jacob is searching for the notorious Vic Flash in hopes to secure 'him' for a mission. Little does he realize that Vic Flash is a woman, not only capable of stealing purses but also stealing his heart. Jacob is a man of many talents that are not limited to his military career. Well received amongst the women, he meets his match in a female thief.

As an alliance is formed so are the bonds of their love for each other. And while the stakes are growing to resolve the impending threat against the Karasnian Kingdom so too does the romantic tension between Vic and Jacob. For one has learned to trust no one but herself and the other places his trust in his king and country.

Thief's Desire is a well-woven fantasy adventure. The primary characters are strong and cunning and the secondary characters are intriguing as each plays an essential role to this plot. Isabo Kelly creates a wonderful almost intangible villain that will help to fuel the adventure of this book even further. With an excellent balance of sensuous love scenes, intrigue, and high adventure, Ms. Kelly will not disappoint you as you keep pushing through the pages.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted January 21, 2004

SUMMARY

Vic Flash, street thief and gambler, thought working as a spy for a King's Own would be a simple way to earn some money while hiding from the leader of a rival street gang. Even if she did have to worry about being seduced by the sexy general.

General Jacob Marin thought hiring the little thief to work as a spy would not only be a good way to get answers to the mysteries converging on his city but a good excuse to keep Vic close. Close enough to seduce.

Neither anticipated the danger that would descend with each new discovery. Blood magicians, goblins, smugglers and a mysterious evil lurking in the background launch Vic and Jacob on a deadly quest to save a child of prophesy, a journey that will test the bonds of their newfound trust and love. Failure could mean disaster for the future of the world.

Publisher Note: This book was previously published elsewhere under the same title.

 

Thief's Desire
(Fate's Hand Trilogy #1)
by Isabo Kelly

Cerridwen Press
April 1, 2006
Available: November 5, 2006
ISBN #1419905732
EAN #9781419905735
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Other Books by
Isabo Kelly

The Promise of Kierna'Rhoan
Siren Singing
In the Gloaming
Tales from Lachmuirghan
Destiny's Seduction
Heron's Call
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