"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
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
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 30, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 17, 2007
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....