Pulling into her parking space at home after a long day's
work, Cheyenne has the feeling her roommate won't be
there. Oh well, at least she has her cat for company. Of
course, with the storm brewing, the cat will probably hide
like always. When she gets out of her car, the wind really
picks up and getting across the parking lot to the door
suddenly seems an impossible task. The wind becomes so
strong, it knocks Cheyenne to her knees. While she's down
on all fours attempting to stand up, the sky turns weird
colors and looks like it's folding in on itself. The next
thing she knows, this weird occurrence picks her up and
she ends up facedown in the middle of a field! Even her
clothes were replaced with a tiny little shift- like thing
which shows more than it hides.
Find a good sized lump on her head, Cheyenne decides she
needs to figure out where she is. On one side of her is a
forest, the other side is a mountain. Since she's climbed
mountains before, she decided it would be the lesser of
two evils and she might be able to see something from the
top. When she finally makes it to the top, she looks out
and sees a group of men in the distance. One of them in
particular stands out. In her eyes, he appears as a Greek
god. Tall, strong and handsome. When the men start moving
in her direction, Cheyenne immediately starts running.
This time, her goal is to reach the forest. Well, we all
know the outcome of this race and when the 'god' finally
catches Cheyenne, she's full of scratches. Even though he
talks funny, Cheyenne can understand every word he says.
The Greek god, or Darian, decides to take Cheyenne with
them. He wants her for his own and plans on eventually
They eventually arrive at their destination, a whorehouse.
The owner takes Cheyenne up to a room so she can get
cleaned up and change her clothes. As she's getting ready
to get in the tub, the owner notices a mark on Cheyenne's
bottom. The mark is a tattoo from a drawing Cheyenne had
done years ago, in her rebellious phase. The owner can't
believe this! It turns out the tattoo is the mark of the
Prophecy! Unfortunately, the owner isn't the only that
sees the tattoo. There is another girl, and she plans on
using the information to her advantage. And so, the other
girl does. She tells Darian's brother, Chris, commonly
known as Lord Blood for a reason, of the mark.
Now Chris has the chance to once again to take a woman
away from his brother and plans to do so that very evening
while everyone is asleep.
Exactly what is the Prophecy everyone is talking about?
What is this place Cheyenne landed in? Will she be able to
escape from Chris' evil clutches and return to the man she
loves, Darian? Even though Darian wants her, will he love
MORE THAN PROPHECY is a thrilling ride from the very first
page right up to the surprising ending! Shannon Leigh has
done a wonderful job of bringing her characters to life in
this exciting story. The men are all big, bad warriors and
the world reminded me of medieval Scotland. The hierarchy
is very similar to that time period with Liege- lords and
Lords and so on. A time when might was right. Under the
prophecy, this is, at heart, a very tender romance. We
have Darian, a man, who at one point in time, was engaged
to be married to the woman he loved. When it was
discovered this woman was sleeping with his brother, he
banished the both of them and swore he would never fall in
love again. Then we have Chris, Darian's brother, who will
stop at nothing in his attempts to steal Cheyenne away
from Darian. Then we have Cheyenne, taken from her own
world and dropped in this one so very different from her
own, feeling like a pawn because of this prophecy. Will
any man ever love her and want her for herself, and not
because of some prophecy? And of course, she has no idea
what this prophecy is all about. This is a wonderful story
I highly recommend reading!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 12, 2007
According to ancient prophecy, a woman would come from Earth to bear a child who would end the warring between the Ramekah and Andreas clans that has plagued the hold folk of Zandar for hundreds of years. On the tail of a magical zephyr, Cheyenne, a young Native American woman, is swept through the doorway of an interplanetary portal and whisked away from Earth in a dazing blur of motion. She’s deposited, alone and half-naked, in a valley between the grassy knolls of the Rhian Mountains and the dreaded Goetic forest, just inside the boundaries of Andreas Territory.
It’s there Lord Darian Andreas, ruler of the mighty Andreas Clan and master of the powerful Andreas Territory, finds her. Although Darian is a just man who exercises kindness and incorporates mercy into his method of rule—which, in the barbaric world of Zandar, are rare qualities for a man—he’s also used to getting what he wants, one way or another. From the moment Darian lays eyes on the dark skinned beauty, he knows she’s meant to be his. And if the Gods are willing, he’ll make it so.
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