"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
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
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002