"A wonderful story of redemption and betrayal that leaves the reader wanting more"

A 'Chosen' with the Dagger-Star birthmark is now on the throne. The celebration is over and boons are to be given. Now we get down to restoring and reuniting the land and its people. First you round up all the "bad guys" and punish them.

But who is truly evil and who gets to judge them? Beyond the royal judgments, the bishop disciplines Lady High Priestess Evelyn for becoming involved with politics . . . but whose side is he really on? Nevertheless, the Chosen has granted Evelyn a boon; what shall she choose?

Known as the Scourge of Palins, Lord Marshall of the Black Hills, Orrin Blackhart served Lady High Baroness Elanore of the Black Hills for the sake of his people, even knowing he was doing wrong. He knows he will have to pay for what he has done, but by saving Lady High Priestess Evelyn he hopes that he could save his people. The gods provide a way out; a boon to be had but was Blackhart strong enough to earn it?

A follow-up book is often merely a bridge to the end story in a trilogy, but NOT in The Land of Palins; WHITE STAR is more; it is a wonderful story of redemption and betrayal. Starting with. . . What do you do after you "win" the war? Clean-up isn't always pretty or neat, some times the aftermath can be a b***h! (Or in this case, an entire novel.)

So Ms Vaughan (and Berkley Publishing), please heed this reader's recommendation - there must be a third and maybe several more books, as we MUST learn more of the fates of those characters we have come to love in this series.

Reviewed by Michele Patrykus
Posted March 10, 2009


In Palins, a land in the throes of upheaval, Lady High Priestess Evelyn leads a rebellion against an unjust usurper. But when she is taken prisoner by Orrin Blackhart, their clashing souls will be forged in desire, redemption, and glory.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

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White Star
(Epic of Palins: Book 2)
by Elizabeth Vaughan

Berkley Pub Group
April 1, 2009
Available: April 7, 2009
ISBN #0425227014
EAN #9780425227015
336 pages
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