"Wonderful, heartwarming story of May/ December romance!"

Trif Clover, from one of the most prolific of the Celtan middle class families, knows she has a Heart Mate out there somewhere. Since Heart Mates are not at all common in her family, not to mention the fact she actually has Flair, Trif is determined to find him. To this end, Trif has created a Charm Key, which will enable her to unlock the door of her Heart Mate's residence. Even though she can play a variety of musical instruments, and very beautifully, Trif works in her family's furniture store. Trif's ability is to see the past, but she can't control her Flair.

Guardsman Ilex Winterberry, on the other hand, knows exactly who his Heart Mate is. However, he has absolutely no intention of claiming her. For one thing, she is quite a bit younger than he is and has yet to go through her final passage. For another, Ilex has a slight talent in precognition and he has seen his death in dreams from a young age. Since the dreams are now occurring rather close together, he knows his death isn't that far in the future and he refuses to allow his Heart Mate to die when he does. Even though he refuses to claim her, he cannot stay away from her. The fact that there are murders happening with young people with unstable Flair and Fams, Ilex is very worried about Trif, his Heart Mate. Once Trif gets a FamKitten, Greyku, Ilex stays even closer to Trif because she fits the profile of the victims.

Will Trif become another victim in the murders? Will Ilex's prophetic dream come true? Will he ever be able to solve the murders? Will Trif ever find her Heart Mate? And if so, will Ilex claim her?

HEART QUEST is proof positive that some series can get better with each and every new book. Author Robin D. Owens is one of my favorite authors and this story is one reason why. The whole Celtan world is so wonderful and fantastic with Flair and Fams and GreatLords and especially Heart Mates. One of the reasons I really love this series is because I get the opportunity to learn what happens with characters I've already come to know and love. Each story in this series allows me to catch up with those characters I know. I have to say, my favorite character in this one is Greyku and how she always wants "more" of everything, from tinting to food. The characters in HEART QUEST are all richly portrayed and remain true to themselves. The added murder investigation adds an element of danger and suspense. And I have to admit, I cried at the end of this one. The highest accolade a book can get. HEART QUEST has its place on my keeper shelf, is it in yours?

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted April 20, 2007



Trif Clover is searching for her HeartMate. But Guardsman Ilex Winterberry has already found her. He has reasons of his own -- and for her own good -- to keep to the shadows of her life. But there's a killer on the loose, stalking those with unstable psi power like Trif's. Facing his most difficult task yet, Ilex must reveal the truth of their destiny or leave Trif vulnerable to a vicious murderer.

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Heart Quest
(Celta series: Book 5)
by Robin D. Owens

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
September 1, 2006
Available: September 5, 2006
ISBN #0425210847
EAN #9780425210840
352 pages
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Other Books by
Robin D. Owens

Enchanted Again
Enchanted No More
Heart Journey
Heart Change
Echoes in the Dark
Heart Fate
Keepers of the Flame
Heart Dance
Protector of the Flight
What Dreams May Come
Sorceress Of Faith
What Dreams May Come
Heart Choice
Guardian of Honor
Heart Duel
Heart Thief

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