"A terrific entry in the fascinating romantic science fiction Heart and Soul series"

Military sniper Oriel is on a mission with her unit of the Canton Guard to capture or kill the outlaws. Though a superior soldier working her way up the ranks and well prepared for this assignment, which succeeds with precision, Oriel is stunned when she notices her brother Reema is one of the captured outlaws. Oriel knows he will die after a short trial so she tries free him. That leads to her being marked as a traitor with the proof carved into her cheek and her career in ruins with both sides scorning her.

Oriel escapes from the military for her act of family fealty and is rescued from potential rape by the outlaws thanks to the Daamen trader Jase and his crew. He provides her a haven to heal from the whipping, which she begins to recuperate from, but the mental beating especially the end of her life goal and her sibling deserting her leave her emotionally shattered. Jase continues to protect the former soldier whom he is falling in love with, but goes slow as he knows her heart and soul remains tattered.

This is a terrific entry in the fascinating romantic science fiction The Heart and Soul series because of the lead couple whose relationship evolves over the course of the strong story line as they get to know one another. Jase is patient with his beloved while proving loyal and offering friendship though he wants much more. Oriel is the more fascinating protagonist as she recovers physically but tortures herself mentally over how Reema left her behind to face the punishment though she saved his life and the end of her military career. Angela Verdenius provides another heart winning tale.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted April 1, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2006


Military traitors are flogged, branded, and left for the outlaws...Disgraced ex-sniper Oriel finds herself falling for her rescuer, the dangerously handsome Daamen trader, Jase. But no one is as they seem, a dark plot draws her ever inward, the law is closing in - and she's neck-deep in treason.


Heart of a Traitor
(Heart and Soul series: Book 9)
by Angela Verdenius

Wings e-Press
December 1, 2005
ISBN #1597050245
EAN #9781597050241
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Other Books by
Angela Verdenius

Soul Of A Guardian
Love's Winsome Warrior
Soul of a Predator
Heart Of A Peacekeeper
Boys Down Under
Love's Beguiling Healer
Soul of the Forgotten
Soul of a Witch
Heart of the Forsaken
Love's Bewitching Thief
Soul of a Hunter
Love's Sweet Assassin
Heart of the Betrayed
Soul of a Mercenary
Heart of an Outlaw

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