"Fantastic ending to this paranormal medieval series!"
In this, the third book in the DRAGON CHALICE SERIES, we
follow Randwulf of Greycliff, Kenrick of Clairmont's friend
who was holding the seal. Of course, the seal was lost,
along with everything Rand loved, when Silas de Mortaine
attacked Greycliff with his shifter warriors. So Rand has
vowed revenge. Leaving to find the fourth cup of the Dragon
Chalice, Rand takes the two, which have melded together,
and takes a ship to Scotland. They hit a rough patch, when
a shifter attacks Rand. They both end up going over the
side and fight the rest of their battle underwater.
Somehow, Rand manages to kill the shifter and makes it to
shore, losing his sword on the way, but maintaining his
grip on the Chalice.
Raised by her mother Calandra in a secluded grove, Serena
has no experience with men. When she goes to the shoreline
during her morning walk, Serena finds a man, wounded.
Afraid to touch him because of her gift of Knowing, Serena
runs back to her mother.
One thing leads to another, and eventually, Rand finds his
way to the cottage Serena and her mother call home. When he
grabs Serena, her gift of Knowing manifests itself, and she
can see into his heart. While Rand must remain where he is
to heal, Serena finds herself attracted to him and wants
more than anything to help him get over the loss of his
wife and son. Meanwhile, Rand learns Serena is not the
delicate woman he first thought and he is extremely
attracted to this "woodland nymph."
Exactly who is Calandra and how did she come to be in this
secluded grove? Will Rand ever get his revenge on Silas de
Mortaine? Will Serena ever leave the grove? Will Rand be
able to let go of the pain and have a relationship with
HEART OF THE DOVE is a wonderful end to this series of
paranormal medieval romance stories. Tina St. John does a
wonderful job of ending the trilogy with this story. In our
third and final story in this series, we deal with the most
wounded hero of all. Rand has lost everything he held dear.
His castle was destroyed, his wife and son both murdered
and the only thing keeping him going is his thirst for
revenge. We have a very unique heroine as well. Serena
prefers to see the Knowing as a gift, rather than a curse.
All Serena has to do is touch someone, and she knows their
thoughts and feelings. She is a gentle soul, willing harm
to none. But she also longs to break free of the grove and
see the world outside, regardless of the warnings of her
mother, who is, in herself, a surprise. And I absolutely
love the ending! And of course, it wouldn't be complete
without the heartfelt sigh at the end, something Tina St.
John always leaves us with. This is one series you don't
want to miss!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 16, 2006
On a wild enchanted shore, magical love awaits
The darkest heart . . .
Everything that Randwulf of Greycliff loved was torn from his grasp in a night of fire and terror. His wife and child slain, his manor destroyed, Rand now lives for one thing alone: revenge on the man who ordered the attack. Armed with part of the legendary Dragon Chalice—the object his enemy most desires—Rand embarks on a deadly voyage to trap his foe. He will avenge his family . . . and let no one stand in his way.
The brightest hope . . .
On a stormswept shore in the wilds of northern England, a gentle maiden discovers a man lying on the beach, shipwrecked and in need of care. But helping him is forbidden. Serena has the gift of Knowing: with a mere touch, she can see all the secrets in a man's heart. It is a gift that has kept her secluded from the outside world, wary of those who would use her powers for their own gain. But Rand's wounded heart beckons, and his passionate nature draws her to him—daring her to surrender to a dangerous seduction that could destroy them both. . . .