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"Angelique finds her dreams were reality when she jouneys to another dimension"

Artist Angelique Blanchard has been haunted by visions of Reynart and his world since recovering from her coma. 10 years ago years ago, she'd woken from her coma when Reynart banished her. Her dreams have inspired her art, but her fear of rain has been paralyzing. With her dreams becoming more intense, Angleique is worried about her sanity. Suddenly she finds herself collapsing and returning to her 'dream world'. Doctors told her it was coma hallucinations, but now she finds it is really an alternative universe. This is NOT a dream although her human body is in a coma in her world. 

Within her enchanted body, Anjeli as she is know in this world, faces an angry Reynart. The Prince of Shadows, Reynart D'Altha blames Anjeli for the destruction of his kingdom and people. He blames her for the fates that changed him from prince to assassin. Without him she had no hope of returning to her own world; so she agrees to go with him on a quest. 

Beryl was sent by the council of mages to ask for help. They uncovered the plot that brought Anjeli to their world and know of the bond formed between Reynart, Prince of Nord D'Rae and Anjeli. Her body acted as a living gatepost and her formation 10 years ago by a dark mage caused the gateways between kingdoms to become unstable and her return now has caused more damage. If the Nord D'Rae gateways are not restored within a month, the rest of the gateways will become unusable. It will take the combined powers of Beryl, Anjeli and Reynart to restore the gateways. Feeling in need of a friend, Anjeli insists Kerrim, bard-in-training, join their quest.

Battling an unknown evil mage and the quest to find and repair the main Nord D'Rae gateway is an adventure that will grasp your imagination. The renewal of love between Anjeli and Reynart and surprise ending events that are worth reading. I am sure this story will be enjoyed by Fantasy and Romance readers alike.

I found the way the story of the past unfolded during the present story a bit distracting at times, almost feeling like I was reading the second book in a series. Even so, past events necessary to appreciate the quest and characters are well written and you do not feel lost. Ms. Dunne has a soon-to-be released novella set on island of Nord D'Rae in the time of Reynart's father; so, you will have a chance to visit the world as it was before Anjeli arrived.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002

SUMMARY

The kingdom of Nord D'Rae was destroyed ten years ago, although there are hundreds of theories as to how and why it happened. Popular sentiment blames the bastard prince Reynart D'Altha. But no one is foolish enough to ask the deadly assassin that Reynart has become.

Fantasy artist Angie Blanchard was assured by her psychiatrist that her visit to the imaginary kingdom of Nord D'Rae was a particularly vivid coma dream. The obsession threatens not only her sanity but her life. Finding out that the fantasy world is real doesn't change that threat, only transforms it.

When Angie is magically transported to Reynart's world, his plans for vengeance are interrupted by the mage council's representative. The destruction of Nord D'Rae destabilized the world's magical gateways, a situation which has recently become critical. The mage needs both Angie and Reynart to help her restore the broken Nord D'Rae gateway, then seal it for good. On their quest, they must face the lies and betrayals of ten years ago.

Too bad they'd rather kill each other.

This book is was previously published elsewhere.

 

Shadow Prince
(World Gates: Book 2)
by Jennifer Dunne

Cerridwen Press
July 1, 2005
ISBN #1419902687
EAN #9781419902680
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