"Hyndla finds her heritage -- and unexpected love."
Although this book can stand alone as an intriguing tale of
adventure and love, I would recommend reading DREAMSINGER
first for full enjoyment. We return to the world of Gayome
4 years after the Tyria escaped from the Elasians. Newcomer
Runolf Tocho brings news of a deadly poison the Elasians
plan to use against them and Nerienne asks Hyndla to go on
a quest to find the legendary Thrym at Mirror Lake and ask
their help with antidote and as allies.
Hyndla Shenvirl was found abandoned as a child and raised
by loving foster parents. Now she is protector and friend
of the Tyria, Nerienne. There is a possibility that she may
be Thrym; so this quest could fulfill her dream of finding
her heritage. Traveling with Hyndla is braggart warrior
Norden Buril, earth dweller Armic Ril, Runolf Tocho and
Nerienne's guardian pet, Bidge. The dangers of traveling
through Elasian held land are complicated by the
personality conflicts of those on this trip.
Runolf has kept the fact that he is a shape shifter a
secret. His growing love for Hyndla makes him uneasy, as he
must find others of his own kind. But they cannot resist
their attraction and fall in love. When rescuing Runolf
from an ambush by a group of Elasian's, Hyndla discovers
his secret and feels her hard earned trust has been
betrayed. How can he claim to love her but have kept such
an important part of himself from her?
Their quest does not end when they find the Thrym. Hyndla
must make difficult decisions about the Thrym and about
Runolf. Her confidence in herself and dedication to her
people has always been her guide, but now there is love as
well as duty to consider.
Ms. Ferguson has done well in continuity with the same
world although focusing on different characters and time.
Reading as continuing story, you can feel the growing tolls
of battle and enjoy the contact with the characters from
DREAMSINGER. As the story ends, you have enough closure to
feel you have ended your quest with Hyndla and Runolf, but
are looking forward to DREAMMASTER and the successful
conclusion of the war.
Cy Korte © Copyright December, 2001
for eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002