"Cathy or Katirna - how can Ash choose and save his kingdom?"
Price Ash de Gar of Arete marries Princess Katrina del
Lancer of Madelen to unite their kingdoms. Ash is horrified
to find that his new wife is Raaka, a soulless being. Her
ka [soul] is in another dimension and he has only a few
weeks to reunite Katrina's ka with her body -- To save his
new wife and unite their countries.
A zaid [priest] gives Ash an amulet that brings him to
earth and artist Cathy Lawrence where Katirna's ka resides.
Cathy has created a world that resembles Tareth and the
Mystic Warrior resembles Ash; so she believes he is a crazy
fan... until he brings her back to Tareth.
As they come closer to reuniting Katrina's body and ka, Ash
begins to wonder what will happen to Cathy. Cathy and Ash
are attracted to one another, but he is married to Katrina
and that marriage needs to be completed to avoid a war.
Cathy's love is strong enough that she is willing to do
what is needed for Ash and his country. She will trust fate
with her future. As the zaid foretold, their destinies are
interwoven and it is now time for destiny to be fulfilled.
I like quest books, and this one is well written. The world-
building is consistent and interesting. The mysticism is
minor and the hero and heroine have no unique powers. Their
wit and strength and working together is what they need/use
to accomplish their task. I am happy that the ending was
all I hoped for and would recommend this to the fantasy
reader as well as romance reader. They will be joining me
in looking for Ms. Hendrick's next book set in this world.
Cy Korte © Copyright November 2001
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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002