"Korrene gets one-way ticket to her make believe world and High Priest of the Sea elves"
Fantasy writer Korrene Greenwood doesn't know whether or
not she's going insane. The hero of her newest book seems
to be always in her mind and in her dreams, but the real
clincher comes when he suddenly appears to her in reality.
Certain her therapist is right, that she is going insane,
Korrene decides it might be best to destroy the manuscript.
When the hero Rendolin shows up in the middle of this and
claims she's committing genocide by destroying the book,
she argues that it is her creation, therefore not real and
it's her choice to uncreate. What she gets in return is a
one-way ticket to her make believe world that looks and
feels very real.
Rendolin is the High Priest for the Sea elves, a dwindling
race on the verge of extinction. They haven't been able to
produce any full elf offspring for a very long time, and
their god has instructed Rendolin he must Bind with a human
woman to strengthen the bloodlines. Rendolin is reluctant,
having grown up with the mindset that elves are superior in
all ways to humans and to mix blood was wrong. Yet even
though in the beginning he loathes his duty to his god, he
comes to love the confused woman from Earth even as war and
chaos threatens to erupt around them.
This is by far the best ebook I've read so far. The
characters were well done, and the heroine was strong which
is something I've noticed lacking in any type of romance.
The author fell back on the Big Misunderstanding plotline a
couple of times, but that is quickly ignored when compared
to the whole story. I would have loved to have seen more of
the world, but alas it takes place only on an island. The
world-building itself was well done though.
I'm very interested in the next book of the series,
featuring the warrior woman Feenix. I loved her character
in this one, and I'm hoping she gets as good a story as
Kory (the heroine of this one) certainly did. Two big
thumbs up for this ebook; this is a book I would definitely
consider reading again. VERY happy reading! :-)
Sarah Pearson / January, 2000
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 12, 2006