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"Truly heartwarming tale of love, betrayal and magic!"

Marian Harasta doesn't have many people in her life she truly cares about, but her brother Andrew is one of them. Eventually moving to California to get away from their domineering mother, Andrew and Marian are still very close. With Andrew having a wicked case of MS, Marian has been searching for some way to help him. Marian is a student of religions and when her mentor shows up at her house and tells Marian she will find her teacher during a ritual, Marian knows she must perform it. So gathering up her hamster, Tuck, in his little plastic ball, Marian gets in the center of her pentagram and performs the ritual and finds herself being pulled into some sort of tunnel. Naturally, she loses her grip on Tuck and ends up in the middle of a pentagram surrounded by people speaking a language she's never heard before. When one man comes up to her and attempts to claim her, Marian has a vision that he will cause her destruction. So when an old man steps up and their songs mesh, she goes with him to learn. The old man turns out to be Bossgond, a Master Circlet Sorcerer and he bonds with Marian when he takes her on as an apprentice. Through that bond, Marian can understand the language and the written word. It turns out Marian has ended up on the planet Amee and she has been summoned to help the Lladranans battle the dark. And so Marian the Exotique begins her Circlet training and learning the ways of Amee.

Jaquar lost his parents to the forces of the dark. Because of his blue eyes, Jaquar was never really accepted among the Lladranans and finally ended up with foster parents, who loved him and nurtured him. So when they were killed, his grief was all-consuming. The only thing on his mind now is vengeance. He comes up with a way to battle the dark. He decides the Circlets need to summon an Exotique of their own and use her to infiltrate the dark's nest and ultimately destroy them. And then Marian comes into the picture and he feels an immediate attraction to her. When Marian's affinity turns out to be weather, Jaquar's specialty, she ends up learning from him.

Will Jaquar be able to go through with his plan to sacrifice Marian to the forces of the dark? Will Marian be able to get back to Earth and Andrew? Will the two of them bond, or will Jaquar be Marian's destruction? And what of Tuck?

THE SUMMONING—SORCERESS OF FAITH is truly a fantastic read! Robin Owens has once again proven her talent with the written word. We take two wounded people—one with a quest to help her ill brother; the other whose only thought is of vengeance—add in a talking hamster, throw in some really horrid monsters, and we come up with pure magic! So far, we have two out of the six Exotiques, I can't wait to see what the next four do! Robin Owens is a must-buy for me and with good reason.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted May 9, 2007

SUMMARY

**2006 PEARL WINNER - BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY**

With the world of Llandrana threatened by encroaching evil, the Sorcerers must do the unthinkable--Summon an outsider to stop the insidious Darkness slowly taking control of their land and poisoning the Sorcerers themselves.

Arriving in Lladrana, grad student Marian Harasta is stunned to find herself the center of a dispute among Sorcerers who want to augment their Power with her own. She must quickly learn her new magical Powers - and decide who she can trust in this strange land. She has prayed for a miracle to save her brother - could Lladrana offer that knowledge, and can she somehow return to Earth with it?

She knows she must offer the Sorcerers something in exchange, and ridding them of the Evil Sorcerer is what they want, but how will she fare in her first magical duel?

With unexpected help - and unexpected betrayal - Marian must determine where her true fate lies.

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Sorceress Of Faith
(The Summoning: Book 2)
by Robin D. Owens

Luna
February 1, 2006
Available: February 1, 2006
ISBN #0373802218
EAN #9780373802210
512 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
Heart Quest
HeartMate
What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come
Heart Choice
Guardian of Honor
Heart Duel
Heart Thief


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