"An incredible fantasy romance that keeps you on the edge of your seat!"
Moira is on the run from enemies who send gargoyles and
concrete snakes to capture her. She doesn't know who they
are, but guessed they are after her due to some magic she
called on unwittingly when she was young. Tired of running,
she wants to retrieve some pages of the grimoire in order
to find the truth of who she is. For this, she needs magic
that is greater than she possesses at the moment. Though
reluctant, she has no choice but to call on a being from
The Wild to aid her in her quest.
Being of a proud race, Kiron is enraged when he realizes he
is enslaved by a witch to do her bidding. Though he wants
nothing more than to be free (her death would release him
from the bond), he can't stand aside and watch her die.
Both curiosity and desire prompt him to aid her in her
quest, to discover that this hated witch is more than she
appears and soon, he may be faced with a choice that would
tear him apart...
This book is brilliant! The opening sucked me right into
the thick of the action, and I found myself anxiously
scrolling down to know what's going to happen next. The
book proceeds at a good pace, with a mix of fast-paced
action scenes and slow and relaxing scenes of love and
renewal. The worldbuilding is superb, with a healthy and
interesting mix of magic and mythology.
Moira is a courageous young woman who does what needs to be
done according to her own beliefs, though she is in turns
lonely and frustrated and scared. I feel that Ms. Dubois'
characterization of Kiron is spot on, especially with
regard to his attitude toward humans, such as his
impatience with the "puny, useless body" of a human male.
He being a mighty and strong centaur, I can see where he's
coming from. The chemistry between these two sizzles, and
the veggie sex is yummy; and I bet you that it's not what
you think it is.
The author's writing for the most part is clear and
engrossing, but there are one or two scenes where I don't
understand what has happened. Nevertheless, this didn't
detract me from my enjoyment of the story.
I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to reading
more of Ms. Dubois' offerings.
Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted July 21, 2009