Ironically as Arlana Von Fordin grows up and her sorceress
powers develop and mature, she increasingly yearns for a
life of normalcy filled with love. Instead she sadly
knows that destiny has chosen her to become the most
powerful sorceress ever in order to save the world. The
price is loneliness as everyone (that includes her
parents) shows wariness towards her. She begins dreaming
of a dark haired male whose visage remains blurred, but at
least during her sleep he offers her love.
As the First Protector, Lord Commander Oric of Browan has
been trained since he was a ten years old to insure the
prophecy occurs. The time has come so he must safely
escort the sorceress to his country where her destiny
awaits her. Oric resents being the chosen protector
though he will do his job. Oric changes his mind when he
meets the great savior for he sees Arlana the woman he can
love, not a sorceress he needs to keep safe until she
completes the prophesy.
The underlying premise of DESTINY'S SEDUCTION is cleverly
built upon the fantasy principle of individuals with
unwanted responsibilities heaped on them by fate with
innocent lives at stake. Isabo Kelly takes that concept
and adds a love element to the mix so that the audience
feels the internal conflicts of the two delightful
protagonists. Both want to vanish into the night with one
another, but they have a job to complete. The enemy would
desire nothing less than to fulfill the dreams of this
pair by not having them execute the prophecy. Great
villains, wonderful heroes, and a terrifically designed
dangerous trek lead to a fascinating romantic fantasy that
will send newcomers seeking the prequel THIEF'S DESIRE.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2004
A thousand-year-old prophecy foretold the birth of a child
with power so great, she would control all magic and hold
the fate of the world in the palm of her hand. In Fordin
Barony, in the kingdom of Karasnia, the prophecy has come
to pass. Her name is Arlana Von Fordin.
Arlana had spent her life questioning the enormous magical
powers she was born with. She would have given up all her
power for a simpler life. But Fate has other plans.
Isolation and loneliness leave her vulnerable to the
mysterious man who haunts her dreams. Terrifying her even
as he seduces her, he poses a risk she can't comprehend.
Then Lord Commander Oric of Browan marches into the
barony, bringing with him a hint of Fate's plan. And
Arlana faces an attraction that endangers her heart and
Lord Commander Oric trained since the age of ten to take
up the position of First Protector to the prophesized one,
a duty forced on him by the death of his sister. He wanted
a different life for himself, but fate gave him no choice.
Twenty years of diplomatic and military training, twenty
years of festering resentment toward the woman that would
control his future, finally bring him face to face with
the sorceress, Arlana Von Fordin. And his worst fears are
realized. For rather than fanning his hatred, Arlana, with
her beauty and unconscious charm, fans his inner obsession
Arlana and Oric must journey to the heart of Browan,
overcoming assassination attempts, warrior goblins,
telepathic attacks, a cryptic dragon and the jealousy of a
deadly blood sorcerer. Only together can they find the
answer to an ancient riddle. But will they be in time to
heal the damaged magic that threatens the world?