"The adventures continue in the next book in the Tarlisian Saga"
The adventures continue in Time of the Wolf, the third book
in the Tarlisian Saga.
Keahla, the exiled princess of Carrum Bahl, has a mission
only she can fulfill. Her dear friend, Brekan the Druid,
has sent her forward in time to bring back the one man who
can solve their world's current crisis. They must perform a
sacred ritual on the night the two moons become one, to
awaken Czaten the Blood King from his eternal sleep.
Radin Hawk, the reincarnated Wolf King, has recently lost
his beloved wife and the last thing he desires is a new
one. When the advisor to his father the King foresees the
coming of a new love for Radin, he is sent off, objections
ignored, to meet his new destiny. When he sees the young
beauty on the beach, and later as a prize at a slave
auction, he never expects the adventures through time and
space that will follow.
Back in Keahla's land, to which she has taken Radin through
a time portal, Brekan spins a tale of an ancient enemy who
could destroy their land. Anayha, an evil sorceress, has
her own reasons for wanting to raise Czaten once more. He
is her lover from an ancient past, that she too has managed
to survive, and she longs for the power only Czaten and the
legendary magickal book Arkgeld can provide. Now an epic
battle of good versus evil will commence that will decide
the fates of all the players. Will good finally conquer all
or will evil win the day? And what of the new love between
Keahla and Radin? Will they defeat time to be together? Or
will fate once again tear them apart, as it has in every
As with the two preceding books in this series, readers
will be pulled in to the story immediately. Ms. D'Arcy has
an incredible talent for painting a brilliant world, so
rich that the landscape is a character unto itself. She
draws upon medieval history and her own imagination to
create the society in which her characters live. Magic
plays such an integral role in the story and is so well
done that one will believe, if only for a little while,
that magic does exist in the world.
Though never lacking in action and adventure, the driving
force behind the plot is the characters. Keahla is a strong
young lady, both physically and mentally, who has lost
everything she holds dear. She is not one to sit idly by
and let the men have all the fun. She gets right in the
thick of things and will not allow anyone, especially the
insufferable Radin, to keep her from what she sees as her
duty to her home and its people. Radin has no use for
magick since it couldn't save his beloved wife and
initially resents being pulled into Keahla's time and place
in order to defeat the Blood King. Yet he adjusts
remarkably well to being a player in the unfolding events
and eventually comes to accept his importance to the job at
hand. One will see the progression of the relationship
Keahla and Radin share and feel the love that grows between
them, defeating everything that stands in the way of their
Some of the most remarkable people found within the pages
of Time of the Wolf are the secondary characters. Anayha is
disgustingly evil, willing to do whatever is necessary to
protect her interests, yet she shows an astonishing
tenderness for Brekan as a result of the relationship they
once shared, centuries ago. The conclusion to their story
is as rewarding as that of Keahla and Radin, for readers
long to see Brekan and Anayha finally surmount the odds
stacked against them. There are also Jarl Ballindoch and
his son, who share familial ties, though distant, to a
certain elf we all know and love from previous books in the
series. Also, who can forget Mace, fiercely loyal, even to
the point he's willing to venture in to the unknown for no
other reason but to protect his lord, Radin.
Be prepared to laugh, cry, rage at the fates, shout in
denial, and cheer these beloved heroes... and villains...
on to their just rewards. Readers will do all of that, and
more, as they fall into the world Julie D'Arcy has created
between the covers of Time of the Wolf. As always, it is
quite an adventure with one of her novels.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, November 2005. All
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted July 9, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 22, 2006
In another time,
In a another realm,
Back through the swirling mists of antiquity...
Brekan, Druid of the ancient order of Palandor sends Keahla, outlawed Princess of Carrum Bahl, through a time portal to seek Radin Hawk, reincarnated soul of Ambroch, King of the Wolfhead.
Brekan must join together the Selected Four on the night that the moons are as one to re-enact the ritual that can raise the Blood King, Czaten, from the undead. Brekan needs Radin to slay the Blood King, so he himself can be released from a curse of immortality, which the gods of creation brought down upon him when he unwittingly tampered with the fates. But first they must wake him.
A handful of heroes must strive to be the first to uncover Arkgeld the lost spell book of Palandor, for only with this mystical book, can they unlock the spell to raise Czaten from his ensorcelled slumber. But they are not the only ones who seek the book. Anayha, Sorceress Queen, who through an enchantment of her own has managed to cheat death, also searches for the ancient tome to raise her former lover.
Will the Blood King live and bring chaos down upon the world as Anayha wishes? Or be slain by the hand of Radin Hawk, as Brekan has planned? And will Radin in following Brekan's plan, leave the woman he has loved in every lifetime undefended to once again die by an enemy's hand? What begins as a quest to stop a, Witch Queen, from raising her lover to destroy a nation, becomes a battle against the dark side of human nature...and a race against the crumbling gates of time.