"Eternal witch finds friendship and love"
If you like the TV series "HIGHLANDER" and if you like
witches with supernatural powers, you will LOVE this
book! Maggie Shayne has conjured an exciting tale of love
Her mother was a practitioner of "the Craft of the Wise"...
she was a witch and so was Raven, but until her mother's
death, she did not realize she was special... destined to
immortal... a High Witch. Raven St. James was born with a
crescent moon birthmark on her right hip. She learned
later that there were two kinds of High witches... dark and
light. A dark witch has the crescent moon on the left hip
and gained their power from removing the heart of the light
witch and using it's power; so Raven has to be on guard.
When she escaped to the new world and met Arianna, Raven
St. James was cautious, but learned that not only was
Arianna a light High witch... she was Raven's sister.
Arianna taught Raven all that she could but the
warning "trust no one" was strong. Raven could not fully
trust Duncan (yes, he's from Scotland) even though she
loved him. In the clash between dark High witch Nathanial
and Raven, Duncan died trying to save her. This act would
insure that he would be reincarnated as a light High
but Raven had to wait 300 years to be reunited with her
true love in 1998.
Nathanial had other plans. He conspired to adopt the boy,
Duncan. When Raven and Duncan meet as adults, Duncan must
decide between "his father" and this crazy woman who tells
him she is an immortal witch that he loved in a former life
and that "his father" is trying to kill her and take her
Of course you know there is a HEA; so it is no surprise
that Nathanial is killed and his heart removed. As he
dies, he whispers a secret to Duncan... "Return the
Duncan does this and Arianna is restored. Arianna then
takes the other hearts and begins her quest to restore
them, because one of them belongs to her own true love.
This is the sequel story coming in October... INFINITY. I
ALREADY ORDERED THE BOOK! I just HAVE to see more of these
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 12, 2001