"A Wonderful Fantasy/Adventure Romance."
Soul Magic is a fantasy adventure about the fragility
and power of love. Alanna, a fairy Princess, has ventured
from the land of Rune to ask for help from the one and
man she loved and left. Had she a choice she would not
approached Darrick Tadhg, but the survival of Rune depends
on his help, as does her son.
Once betrothed and very in love, Alanna and Darrick
on the verge of being married, when tragedy struck as she
was raped by Morfran, Darrick's enemy. Not wanting to face
Darrick, Alanna ran away back to Rune where she discovered
she was pregnant. When her son Caradoc was born, by all
appearances, he looked to be Morfran's son. However she
not let that stop her from loving Caradoc. Now he is only
summers old and has been kidnapped by Morfran.
Putting all pride and pain aside Alanna approaches her
lost love to ask for his help. But will he be willing to
help her save another man's son? Can he put aside his
at her abandonment for the greater good of what must be
Since Alanna left Darrick he has become a shell of the
man he once was. Although bitterness has fueled his life
finds it is not enough to resist the familiar pull of his
heart when Alanna reappears.
Soul Magic is a wonderful weave of love, tragedy,
and power. Ms. Whiddon's characters are interesting and
complicated giving the story a more believable quality.
Something I appreciated about this book was that you get
see her secondary characters come to completion as well,
which created a well-rounded story. And again, like her
previous books, Ms. Whiddon certainly has a way with her
excellent descriptions of setting and character
interactions. I definitely recommend this book as a
magical fantasy romance.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006