"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
Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted November 7, 2009
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