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"Enchanting tale"

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.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2004

SUMMARY

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 soul.

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 and desire.

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?

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Destiny's Seduction
(Fate's Hand Trilogy #2)
by Isabo Kelly

LTDBooks
December 1, 2003
ISBN #155316119X
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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
Sum3
Thief's Desire


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