"Warprize is simply mesmerizing"
Xylara is of noble blood but with the indulgence of her
father, King Xyron, chooses to live the simple life of a
healer. When the death of her father throws the Kingdom of
Xy into the hands of her half-brother, who harbors more
a little resentment towards Lara, the once mighty kingdom
weakened. Now war rages and Xy is threatened by the
Firelanders, a tribe of the plains. But Lara has little
interest in the politics of the kingdom; her heart lies in
caring for the casualties of the war; both friend and
King Xymund's ill-run kingdom is about to fall to the
Warlord of the Firelanders and he is powerless to stop it.
Unexpectedly, Keir offers a truce in exchange for Lara as
Warprize. When he is offered a way to keep his kingdom, the
sacrifice of his half-sister is of little consequence
to his pride. Lara obeys the demand for the good of her
people, and finds herself at the mercy of the mysterious,
brooding Warlord, Keir...Or is she? When the uneasy truce
threatens to break, Lara must choose between her kingdom
the warlord who has become her destiny.
In the forward the author says "let me tell you a story,"
and boy does she ever. Warprize is simply mesmerizing. The
story is told flawlessly in first person with characters
that capture your heart. The developing relationship
Lara and Keir is poignant and often humorous. Keir is a
breathtaking hero; you will never look at a warlord the
way again. I am anxiously awaiting the continuation of Lara
and Keir's tale.
Review date: May 28, 2005
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted February 18, 2006