"A medieval tale of good versus evil with some romance thrown in!"
Edwin, a Saxon and his father's heir, was poaching in Wales
when he became separated from his brother and the rest of
his hunting group. While wandering around, Edwin comes
across a clearing with a woman in it. And not just any
woman, but a rare beauty. When he approaches her, she
challenges him to a sword fight. Surprisingly, the woman is
very good, but not good enough to defeat Edwin. After all,
he fought in the Saxon/Mercian war beside his king. When he
defeats her and is just about ready to claim his reward, he
is interrupted by his brother Alfwyn. In the confusion, the
woman runs away. In the treaty between the Mercian and the
Saxon king, marriages have been arranged to bring the two
peoples together. Just Edwin's luck, he is to marry a
Mercian lady. Of course, he knows no woman will tempt him
as much as the beauty he came across in the clearing.
Lady Aislinn has been sent by her father to her mother's
people in Wales. She sat out the war between the Mercians
and the Saxons in her uncle's keep. Now she has been called
home to marry a Saxon lord. Deciding to read the runes just
once more before she heads to her father's keep, Aislinn is
interrupted by a warrior. After managing to get away from
this Edwin, Aislinn runs into Bran, her uncle, who was sent
to fetch her. Not surprisingly, Aislinn finds herself
intrigued by Edwin and can't get him out of her thoughts.
Well Aislinn has no intentions of entering any marriage
meekly, so decides to get the consummation over with on her
terms. Imagine Aislinn's surprise when she finds herself
wedded to none other than Edwin.
When Edwin discovers his bride is none other than the
beauty he saw in the clearing in Wales, he is beside
himself with joy and decides they will have a true marriage
and he vows to protect her. Aislinn is worried that her
husband's people will not accept her, for not only is she
Mercian, but she is also Sidhe.
Will Edwin and Aislinn have the chance to fall in love?
Will Edwin be able to keep Aislinn safe? Will the Saxons
discover Aislinn's secret—that she is Sidhe?
ENCHANTRESS: THE FEY is a wonderful paranormal medieval
romance. Amy Ruttan did a fantastic job of pulling me into
the story from the very first page and kept my interest
throughout. And yes, we do have the good versus evil in
this story, but in a way that took me by surprise. Aislinn
is a woman that won't easily submit to any man, much less a
husband. And of course, Edwin is strong enough to handle
her. All in all, this is a very engaging story and one I
suggest reading, especially if you have an interest in
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted May 15, 2009
In the time of King Alfred the Great, love in marriage is nothing more than fantasy—unless the whisper of your dream is heard. Discover what happens when passion is mixed with a hint of magic. Discover the world of Enchantress.
Lord Edwin fought brave and hard for his king. Now the wars are over and he finds himself contracted into marriage with his former enemy, a choice he would never have made. On a foray into the woods, he meets a mysterious maiden who ensnares his mind and his passion. But he is bound to duty and travels north to take his bride.
Aislinn wishes for a husband who loves her for who she really is, fey. Someone like the virile warrior she met in the forest, a man she desires like no other, and can’t forget. But sacrifices must be made. She must give up what she wants most to do as expected and marry the Saxon coming to claim her, his Enchantress…The Fey.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy Historical