"A fitting conclusion to an incredibly magical and action packed fantasy series"
No longer a simple shield maiden, Morgan of Melksham is now
aware that she is not only the daughter of Gair - the evil
black mage of Ceangail, but also the elven princess,
Morghain. She must learn to accept as part of herself the
powerful magic she has always abhorred for she now realizes
that only she can cap the well of dark magic unleashed by
her father's spell. It's a race against time for Lothar, the
black mage of Wychweald, will do anything he can to stop her
and gain the dark power for himself.
With his brother, the king of Neroche and his queen
ensconced in Lothar's dungeon, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms
is at stake, and with his heart forever bound to the
beautiful warrior, Prince Mochriadhemiach, archmage of
Neroche, will do anything within his own considerable powers
to protect Morgan.
To uncover the spell of closing, Morgan and Miach would
brave peril in unlikely places and obtain aid from unlikely
beings. The battle would be won with the help of friends,
family, and an incredible array of ancestors but most of all
with a pair of enchanted swords and the power of love.
What will become of this pair of unlikely lovers? Join them
on the conclusion of their journey which began with STAR OF
THE MORNING and continued with THE MAGE'S DAUGHTER. Follow
them as they soar the skies, steal into dangerous places to
uncover spells, and fight for their lives, their kingdoms
and their love. Fate has a plethora of surprises in store
for the tragically orphaned duo -- Morgan, a woman whose only
desire was to wield a sword who instead finds herself a
princess with a heritage of frightening magic and Miach, a
prince whose heritage is magic but whose fondest wish was to
be a simple farmer. Victory will force new responsibilities
on the pair that they'd neither expected nor welcomed. Is
their love strong enough to face the challenge?
I do hope Ms. Kurland will continue to offer us fantasy fare
with her incredibly popular romance novels. She has a knack
for this genre that will have the reader longing to know the
fate of numerous secondary characters as well as the rest of
the Nine Kingdoms long after PRINCESS OF THE SWORD has been
put to bed. Cathar is intriguing, Rigaud needs a good
thumping and I imagine a child born to Morgan and Miach
would be a right handful, no? Ah well, until
then I highly recommend this incredibly magical and action
packed fantasy series!
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted January 1, 2009