"Guardian and Assassin unite to save the world and find love"
Well, I did it again. Reading the sequel before the first
story can be a problem with some stories, but this one was
well written and I did not get a sense of missing something
even though I was aware enough of the past story to want to
get the book.
Jelena was a Guardian. A special race blessed by the Gods
to help aid destiny and those who formed it. She could not
understand why the Gods wanted her to protect an assassin.
THE MAGICIAN, Drake Durand, was known to have organized the
Assassins guild and helped the Federation and the success
in overcoming the Jontars. [This is the first book CAPTIVE
When Drake finally believes she is a Guardian, he is
surprised and infuriated. He does not need a woman
interfering with his assignment. He is hunting the last of
those responsible for the suffering of Morgan and his
family during the Jontar Rebellion. For some reason her
disapproval of him effects him on a deeper level. And if
she doesn't stay out of his life she may get him hurt
instead of saving him.
She leaves Drake while in a snit and he finds himself
outnumbered and alone. When she becomes aware of his
danger she arrives in time to save him only if she
transports them both to her home world. Once there she is
able to heal him but soon becomes aware she has brought him
to danger from her own people. He is a half-breed
Nar'garlian who has been hidden under a protection spell by
his grandmother. The council is afraid of his powers and
demands his training and a proof that he is to be trusted.
His first assignment direct from the Gods is the one he was
on when Jelena was sent as his Guardian. Jelena finds
herself falling in love with a complex man she expected to
hate and finds she must trust that love to show her how to
help him as his Bonded mate.
This story is all you hope a Futuristic romance will be.
Good wins over evil without preaching or contrivance and
the battles add to the story instead of just an action
scene to keep attention. REAL MAGIC has just the right
combination of fantasy and reality with the conflicts and
plot twists melding together to keep you reading with a
need to know the rest of the story.
Cy Korte © Copyright September, 2001
for eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 12, 2001