"conflicts, action and love scenes that will set the reader afire"
In this third book of the Swithin Chronicles, we find
Markis settling into his new life. He is now King, has
both of his lovers with him and has a new wife. Markis is
a man at the peak of his life. He is strong, confident,
highly sexed and loves having both of his lovers with him.
He wishes that they would enjoy loving each other and knows
that in time that will come. He also has the power of the
Comet yet does not fully understand how to use it.
Tressa, Markis' bride was a Princess from Azulite. She is
also highly sexed and not satisfied with her husband or his
lovers. She is seeking something else, yet unsure of what
she wants. She is also being pressured by the wise man of
the council to get pregnant and produce an heir.
Uly, Markis' slave and lover, is a target of an enemy of
Markis'. He has become a prisoner in the home due to the
danger of another attempt on his life. Ryanic has fallen
in love with Uly and wants to see him protected also. Yet
both Markis and Ryanic cannot protect Uly at all times.
While out on a mission, Uly is kidnapped and his hair cut.
Ryanic is harmed and sent back with Uly's hair as a message
The Comet Cometh is a great book. The characters will worm
their way into your heart and share their angst, joys,
battles, and triumphs with you. I loved seeing the growth
in all of the characters, especially Markis. Swithin is an
alternative world where sex is free and uninhibited amongst
both men and women. Markis and his two lovers share a love
for each other above just a sexual release. The theme
throughout the book returns over and over to the love of
the three. Tressa is in search of her place and finally
finds it yet her journey is not one without incident.
This book is full of conflicts; conflicts between persons,
their world, their power, and their own feelings. There is
excitement in the action with the battles and the warring
of persons against each other. There is also wonderful
love scenes that will set the reader afire. While this is
the third book of a trilogy, it can be read as a
standalone. There are also lines which can easily be
explored with their own story. Perhaps Ms. Bidwell has a
treat for us yet again?
Grab it up. Enjoy it. I'm off to get the first two!
Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted May 8, 2008