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"A superb historical romantic fantasy"

The peasant girl Zarina was at the mercy of Lothian, Laird of the Serpent clan, who used and abused her. When she became pregnant, he beat her, but the infant inside remained strong. When she came close to giving birth, he gave her a knife to cut out the child. Instead, Zarina flees to the woods until her baby is born. She places her child in a boat to try to save her life. Gondin, sailing with supplies to his loved one, and is exiled for safety on the Isle of Wild Horses, brings the infant he found at sea to his beloved. She raised the child as her beloved granddaughter Alannah.

Commander Xanthier O'Bannon's ship breaks up in a storm, but he manages to reach the Isle of Wild Horses where Alannah finds him. He thinks she is cruel refusing to even look at him, but she believes he is selfish as he has not figured out that she is blind and can "feel" her environment. When her grandmother, who feels Xanthier is Alannah's destiny, dies, she agrees to leave her home with him. As they fall in love, her heritage rises to endanger her and her beloved.

ACROSS A WILD SEA is a superb historical romantic fantasy that combines medieval elements with a fine adult fairy tale like atmosphere. The lead characters are an interesting pair especially Alannah, a unique protagonist, who in some ways her isolation has left her pure, somewhat naive, but never twice. The exciting story line blends the fantasy elements inside a well written historical tale that showcases Sasha Lord's ability to provide a wild read for her fans.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 30, 2005

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 17, 2007

SUMMARY

He is Xanthier O'Bannon - cast-out Scotsman, marauding sea captain, feared by all. He has lost his land and birthright - and has nothing left but pride and a lust for revenge....

She is Alannah - a blind ethereal beauty with an uncanny affinity for the horses that roam wild across the islands she calls home. Raised by a strong woman, Alannah has known nothing but peace in her soul...

When a violent storm casts Xanthier ashore, Alannah innocently surrenders to an untamed desire. And Xanthier makes a promise to protect her - never suspecting how that simple vow will transform his life....

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Across a Wild Sea
(Wild: Book 3)
by Sasha Lord

Signet (Eclipse)
February 1, 2005
Available: February 1, 2005
ISBN #0451213874
EAN #9780451213877
384 pages
Paperback
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