"incredible romantic fantasy"
Their ancestors landed on a planet that had more natural
and dangerous disasters than they could cope with so many
left while the hardy ones stayed. Over time, the Source
came into being; men and women who could control the
disasters and make them dissipate. Shields came into being
to protect the mind and body of the Source otherwise they
would die from an overload of energy to their body.
Dunleavy Mallorough has studied for years to become a
Shield and now has a chance to be bonded with her Source.
The two candidates she doesn't want as her Source are
Steven Creol who is said to be cruel and has never been
able to bond with a Shield and Karish, an aristocratic
hedonist, as the rumors go. Unfortunately, the bond between
Shield and Source steps into place for Karish and Dunleavy.
They are sent on their first assignment to Highscape, a
city with many natural disasters and seven bound pairs of
Sources and Shields to keep things stable. Dunleavy does
her best to keep Karish and his winning personality at a
distance but in spite of herself, she learns to care for
him. When he is kidnapped a friend of hers discovers where
he was taken only to discover that she has walked into a
trap and if she can't get out of it, thousands will die.
This incredible romantic fantasy will appeal equally to
fans of both genres. The sexual tension between the two
protagonists is so strong that readers will feel sparks fly
off the pages. The hero and heroine are strangely likeable
with one filled with excess pride and the other a confirmed
sensualist. There are a lot of surprises in store for the
audience as the Source and the Shield learn there are more
to their powers than they were trained to use.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted June 6, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007