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"Breathtaking romance of unconditional love amid a backdrop of lush descriptions and powerful magic"

Breena has long loved Rhys, the wandering Druid whose task was to bring initiates to Avalon to be trained in Druid lore. However, he rejected her love time and again, believing he couldn't subject her innocence to the perversity in his nature and base wants. However, when a spell steals her away into the mists of time, Rhys has no choice but to follow...

Spellbinding! Joy Nash combines her knowledge of Celtic lore with timeless legends and writes breathtaking romance of unconditional love amid a backdrop of lush descriptions and powerful magic. She unveils one surprise after another that notched up the tension until it was all I could do not to scroll down (I read the e-ARC) to the end and read the ending. (Don't jump to the end, as you'll only be confused.) I love the twists and turns that the book has taken, especially the last one. I won't spoil it for everyone by telling you what it is, but what I can say is that I now want to reread the entire story, with that revelation in mind.

Breena is a headstrong, willful woman who is stubborn in her love for Rhys. That she would persist after he broke her heart time and again is an admirable trait and displays the enduring nature of true love, a love that gives and that encompasses a lover's everything, both light and dark sides. A devout follower of the Great Mother, she takes courage in her hands and follows Myrddin to her destiny, a destiny that she believes is given to her by the Great Mother through her dreams...or rather, her nightmares. For Breena can See visions of what is to come, and though she is terrified, her only hope lies in that she is instrumental in thwarting the nightmare.

And Rhys... I empathize with the lost, lonely man that Rhys is, as he hides his torment and shame beneath a facade that fools everyone. Yet, for all that, Rhys lives according to a vision of a bright and shining Britain, and it is for this vision and for everyone he loves that he sacrificed himself. A noble hero, yet all too human, especially when he finally accepts that Breena is no longer a child who needs his protection, but a woman who needs different things from him.

Silver Silence is a stand-alone book that readers can enjoy without reading the other books in the series that come before it. That said, I know I'll go and hunt down the other books while I wait for Ms. Nash's next offering.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted November 7, 2009

SUMMARY

Dark Magic dooms Rhys to wander the endless roadways and wild forests, searching for druids strong enough to battle the coming evil. Duty demands that he lead a solitary life, taking women to his bed but not into his heart.

Dark Passion drives Rhys to commit acts that shame him, especially when he believes they’ve been witnessed by the innocent druidess he’s sworn to protect. Breena is young and pure, and Rhys hates himself for his dark longing.

A Dark Spell steals Breena away, leaving Rhys to follow her through the Lost Lands to Britain’s grim future, when the danger Breena has foreseen threatens to extinguish the Light of Avalon. Only together can Rhys and Breena unravel the secret linking their past with a future King, and break the… Silver Silence.

Genre: Paranormal Romance Fantasy

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Silver Silence
(Druids of Avalon: Book 3)
by Joy Nash

Dorchester
October 1, 2009
Available: October 27, 2009
ISBN #0505527170
EAN #9780505527172
336 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Joy Nash

The Unforgiven
Santa, Honey
The Reckoning
The Crossing
Deep Magic
The Awakening
The Grail King
Celtic Fire
A View from the Clouds


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