"fine romantic fantasy"
Three jewels set in threee crown maintain the balance of
power between the mortal realm and that of the Faerie.
When one stone is stolen and moved out of Faerie, the
Dubhlainn Sidhe turn dark and malignant as they rage and
become malevolent. Mab, queen of the earth fairies, rises
to power; her heir Nuala will replace her when she retires
to the Land of the West.
In Ireland field anthropologist Zack Kendall falls through
a cairn and enters the realm of Faerie. At first he
assumes he is dreaming until he meets Nuala. He begins to
believe because she has loved him forever even "visiting"
him and his family on the human side. She wants to send
her beloved home, but the Queen insists he must pass three
tests before he can choose to stay or return; failure
means death. However, undergoing the quest is difficult
enough, but he, Nuala and the Queen have enemies who want
the trio destroyed.
This romantic fantasy is filled with intrigue, action and
a love that transcends worlds. Nuala is determined to
give up the only male she will ever love because he needs
his mortal family and they need him too. Zack is willing
to die to insure the realm of his beloved remains safe.
Together they make a formidable star-crossed team who
gains the hearts and souls of readers.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 11, 2006