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"Ms. Connolly has another winner"

Deverell Wyvern, a shapeshifter and a consultant to Dept. 57, goes to a jewelry store owned by Alixander Lancaster and her brother, Clay, to purchase a powerful talisman belonging to his people. Deverell is, also, undercover trying to bring down a terrorist cell of the PHR, an organization that is trying to rid the world of people with special abilities. It is believed that a cell of the PHR is responsible for the deaths of a dragon and his mate, and that Alix and Clay are members of the cell. Deverell discovers that Alix has great telepathic powers, which she has suppressed for far too long. He decides to use himself as bait to capture the cell and to bring Alix in for training. Alix and Deverell feel an instant, strong attraction, but will Alix be able to overcome the prejudice that has been drilled into her all her life?

Ms. Connolly creates a complex, dynamic world with interesting characters. I loved the fact that all the shapeshifters are mythical creatures-- not your usual shapeshifter types. Alix is a heroine torn between her allegiance to her family and her developing feelings for Deverell. She must overcome the brainwashing of a lifetime to find happiness with Deverell. Deverell is a wonderful, supportive hero who shows Alix that she is beautiful and worthy of love. Alix, who has been denigrated by the PHR all her life, believes that she is plain and unworthy. Ms. Connolly has another winner, and I look forward to reading the next Dept. 57 book.

Posted June 23, 2006

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted December 7, 2006

SUMMARY

Dev Wyvern is Welsh, tall, dark and sexy as sin. He's also a shapeshifter. When he walks into Alix Lancaster's jewelry shop she knows her brother, Clay, is setting a trap for him. Clay is a member of the PHR, sworn enemies of all Talents. So does Alix betray her brother by warning Dev, or let him walk into a lethal snare? Dev is drawn to Alix like few other women. But can he trust her? Sent by the enigmatic Cristos, the boss of Department 57, to expose a PHR cell, he finds love and danger waiting for him. He takes both of them on, and has to make a choice -- will she forgive him if he destroys the brother of the woman he loves? Will they get out alive?

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Jewel of The Dragon
(Dept. 57: Book 3)
by Lynne Connolly

Triskelion
May 1, 2006
Available: May 12, 2006
ISBN #193387452X
EAN #9781933874524
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