"Excellent romantic fantasy"
Giri and Ratha are Anari, a long lived race that the
Ilduin and the First Born immortal Archer created so that
the earth would have one race that turns their backs on
war and seeks peace. Sara and Tess are Ilduin women of
formidable power much of which they are not aware of. Tom
is a seer. These six people journey to the Anari city of
Anahar so that Sara and Tess can visit the temple to learn
about their power and heritage.
The rest of the Anari train for war against the Bozandari
who conquered and enslaved them now for three generations.
The peace loving Anari know they need to fight if they
want to preserve their heritage. However, even if the
Anari can win against a well trained fighting force, they
must contend with the Evil One, who has a very special
relationship with Archer. They must defeat this malevolent
being because he is gaining more powers through his minion
that will eventually enable him break out of his caged
exile to reenter the world he was banished from.
There are six protagonists in this romantic fantasy and
the author easily switches view points so readers know
what they are thinking and feeling at all times. Sara and
Tom are a couple, Archer who feels guilt for what he sets
in motion refuses to allow his feelings for Tess to
surface and is not at all sure she wants to love an
immortal who caused the upcoming catastrophe. Through
Tess' eyes readers see the horrors of war. Rachel Lee has
written a work that has romance, intrigue, graphic battle
scenes and awe inspiring acts of bravery.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 14, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2007