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"Stands alone, but incredible follow-up to fabulous novel ETERNITY"

Since his days as Prince Eannatum circa 2500 BC Sumer, he has adopted and shredded many identities. He currently enjoys his persona as Boston antiquities expert Nathan King even though he knows it places him at risk from other Immortals, especially the Dark Witches. However, everything changes when he sees a picture accompanying a newspaper article on a "miracle in Manhattan. The picture looks just like the supposedly dead Light Witch, Nidaba and the article describes an Immortal. Nathan immediately drops everything to visit the patient in a New Jersey hospital and sees the woman he has loved for several millenniums.

Unbeknownst to Nathan is the Dark Witch Purabi is also at the hospital. After posing as a doctor and killing a physician, Purabi plans to murder Nidaba as she tried to do on that rooftop in Manhattan. Only Eannatum stands in her way of success, but he must first reclaim the love he thought lost for eternity if he and Nidaba are to fulfill their destinies together.

If anyone ever said that a romance would star characters from Sumer, a footnote in the Bible, readers would call for a straitjacket. However, Maggie Shayne not only does this, but also makes DESTINY an incredible follow-up to her fabulous novel ETERNITY. The story line once again blends mysticism into everyday life in a good vs. evil scenario. The lead characters feel genuine as if they truly walked the earth 4500 years ago. The support cast provides a reality to the Immortal species and anchors the tale in the modern day Northeast. Although the flashbacks are enlightening they do disturb the contemporary suspense. Still, Ms. Shayne is deservedly destined to return to the bestseller lists with a winning story.

Harriet Klausner © Copyright December 2000

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 20, 2002

SUMMARY

2002 RITA Finalist

Return to the rich, sensual, and bewitching world that Maggie Shayne created in the bestselling Eternity and Infinity...

She is Nidaba--an immortal High Witch so ancient, so legendary, that for thousands of years she has been the ultimate prize, relentlessly pursued by Dark Witches. She has eluded all who would kill her...until a mother's grief makes her reckless and she is captured by a madman. After endless physical and mental torment, she escapes, but her captivity has damaged her spirt as well as her body. And though the wounds to her body have healed, the scars on her mind and soul remain...

After more than four thousand years, her destiny has finally found her...

Nathan King now has the peace he craved in the life he created for himself--until he sees her again. Can it really be Nidaba--the love he thought lost to him some many centuries ago? But the woman he finds is not the fierce, proud girl of his cherished memories--now her eyes are haunted by a pain so deep, and a hatred so bitter it divides them still. But if he is to understand the source of her anguish and reclaim the passion that was once theirs, he must face the truth that the evil that tore them apart once again stands between them and their chance at forever...

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Destiny
(Immortal Witches: Book 3)
by Maggie Shayne

Jove
February 1, 2001
Available: March 31, 2008
ISBN #0515130133
EAN #9780515130133
336 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Maggie Shayne

Twilight Fulfilled
Vacation with a Vampire…and Other Immortals
Kiss Me, Kill Me
Heart of Darkness
Night's Edge
Bloodline
Wild Thing
Angel's Pain
Weddings From Hell
Lover's Bite
Immortal Desire
Demon's Kiss
Eternal Love
An Enchanted Season
Moon Fever
Sheer Pleasure
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
Totally Charmed : Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of 3
Darker Than Midnight
Immortality
Edge of Twilight
Prince of Twilight
Kick Ass
Blue Twilight
Man of My Dreams
Night's Edge
Hot Blooded
Thicker Than Water
Midnight Pleasures
Enemy Mind
Broken Silence
Two by Twilight
Embrace the Twilight
Words of the Witches
Twilight Hunger
At Twilight
Brand-new Heartache
Wings In The Night
The Gingerbread Man
Out Of This World
Witch Moon Rising, Witch Moon Waning
Sinful
Infinity
Veils of Time
Eternity
Brides of the Night
Born In Twilight


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