"beautifully written fantasy"
Keelia, the Red Queen of Anwyn had expected her and her
people's enemy, Joryn the Caradon, was out to kill her.
But so far he hadn't done anything but threaten to hurt
her. After he had taken her by force, she just knew he
would kill her, that her time on this planet was minutes
away from ending, but was it? Joryn tells her to take the
curse off of his people so that they can live not being
monsters. But can Keelia get him to believe her when she
tells him she wasn't the one that put that curse on his
people? Can she get Joryn to believe that there is
something evil coming that will harm and hurt her people,
the Wolf-People and his own people, the Mountain-Cat
unless they help each other to conquer this evil that
wants to kill them all?
Keelia knows that this man, Joryn is her Soul mate that
she has dreamed of and made love to in her dreams. Those
dreams have been some of the happiest moments in her life;
they keep her going during hard and painful times. As
Keelia gets him to see reason they call a truce and try to
work together, and the passion builds in them outside of
their dreams into the daylight minutes.
Joryn the Caradon took Keelia, the Red Queen as his
prisoner. Some told him to kill her, but all he wanted was
for her to lift the curse on his people that make them
into monsters. Can Keelia and Joryn and their people pull
together to fight against this evil? Can these two that
have loved each other in their dreams figure out how to
conquer their emotions in the waking moments? Keelia knows
for the Prophecy of the Firstborn to go forward and
complete the second phase she must sacrifice love, does
that mean she must give up the man she has grown to love
more than anything, possibly betraying him or worse
killing him? Will they have to choose between their people
and the one they love?
I came into this series on the second book, so had to do
some catching up at first. The way Linda Winstead Jones
portrayed the people that were able to shape shift and the
world was just so well written. I love anything that has
shape shifters or paranormal. The way the author built on
the passion between Keelia and Joryn was so beautifully
written it made me laugh, cry, and root for them when you
weren't sure if they would make it. I look forward to
reading the first book in this series, and of course the
third in this series.
Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted July 8, 2007
Following the acclaimed Sisters of the Sun trilogy comes the Children of the Sun, a trilogy about the sisters' first-born children. Here in its second installment, Keelia, Queen of the Anwyn, falls for her shape-shifting kidnapper, but still cannot deny the ever-looming Prophecy of the Firstborn: She will betray love in the name of victory.