"a magical tale"
Life in the year of 1789 in Pouchay, Brittany was rough and
hard. Many where starving, including Mariel St. Just's
family and village. She has just one hope and dream, that a
golden god would save her family and her people. So when
Mariel sees Trystan l'Enforcer at Sea he is shocked she is
able to see him or follow him. He watches her as she walks
right through the force field that prevents outsiders from
coming on the Isle. As he watches her walk onto the island,
the feelings she brings out in him are strong and pure. He
soon finds out why she has been allowed to come onto the
island, the Gods have chosen her to be his soulmate. But
she must be a hybrid but more mermaid than human. Even with
his strong feelings for Mariel he still doesn't feel he
should intervene to help the villagers. So it pushes Mariel
to steal the battered chalice so she can sell it and get
money for food for her people, she can't just stand by and
watch them suffer and starve. But Trystan follows her and
brings her and the sacred Chalice of Plenty back to the
Island of Aelynn where it is to stay. But as Mariel spends
more time with Trystan, and her feelings grow stronger, she
must decide, is this man/god her future? Will they let
their true feelings for each other flow free?
This is the first book I have read by Patricia Rice, but I
can for sure say not my last. I really enjoyed this story.
The conflicts and suffering that these people went through
was horrible, but then they show you that no matter what
life throws you that you will always have each other
through hard and good times. More of us should understand
these lessons today and our world would be so much stronger
Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted November 15, 2007
Off the coast of France lies the sun-kissed isle of Aelynn. Guarded by Trystan l'Enforcer, its people use magical abilities to protect a sacred chalice. An ambitious Trystan intends to marry for convenience, but when a sultry beauty washes up on his shore, she stirs in him a carnal hunger-and his plans take a confounding turn. Now he must work with her to recover Aelynn's most sacred object before chaotic forces can lead to devastating destruction.