"Fun and Exciting Fantasy Romance"
Since childhood the two orphans, Eliana Daere (the Fiend)
and Damir ap Kora (the Demon), both powerful Mages of the
Woodlands, have engaged in a game of 'one-up-man-ship'.
Their individual gifts were diverse, yet to Eliana's
dismay, Damir continued to come out on top. Gifted as a
powerful herbalist, Eliana felt sure that she had finally
come up with a potion that she knew would finally gain her
the prize she so desperately sought. By luring Damir to a
meeting to declare a 'truce' she was once again bested when
Damir switched the goblets leaving Eliana to drink her own
potion, effectively wiping out her memory!
Feeling justified in a bit of revenge for what Eliana tried
to do to him, Damir brought her to his home and after she
awoke with no memory of who she was, told her she was
his 'wife'. What seemed like just desserts in teaching
Eliana a lesson came back to haunt Damir later who began to
wish he could keep this sweet and caring Eliana in his life
As a dark evil began to gain strength enveloping the
Woodlands, it would be up to both Damir and Eliana to join
forces in traveling north to battle the Norsk who were
being manipulated by one of the Woodlands rogue wizards.
Knowing the truth of their relationship but with her memory
still lost, Eliana bravely traveled with Damir who was
beginning to see the true character of the woman who had
been his nemesis for years.
*** Using very strong character leads along with a plethora
of likeable secondary characters to flesh out the adventure
made this an extremely pleasant read. With the quest to rid
evil forcing Eliana and Damir to finally work together they
were both able to re-examine feelings they'd had since
childhood and this developed into a lively and lovely
romance. I have no trouble in recommending this book, and
will be looking forward to reading the next in her fantasy
romance series - PRINCE OF ICE.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007