"Nathan rescues Nidaba his love from the past. Can he protect her?"
DESTINY is the third book in Ms. Shayne's series of
immortal High Witches. It is also an excellent stand-alone
book. Having not yet read ETERNITY and INIFNITY, the other
two books in this series, I was concerned that I might miss
vital parts that were revealed in the other books. I was
pleased to find that this was not the case at all. I will
be reading the other two books based solely on my enjoyment
of this book.
Nathan Ian King has made a life for himself as a mortal and
he is happy. He rarely thinks of his life 4000 years in the
past. He is no longer the great King Eannatu. He is now a
collector and dealer in antiquities. He shares his life
with his two trusted employees. The lovable George and
Sheila who make you want to take them in as your own. He is
content until an article in the newspaper catches his eye.
Even though he knows it is not possible, he has to find out
if the woman in the picture is his beloved Nidaba. He finds
himself on a quest to find the truth. After ascertaining
that it is indeed his Nidaba he enlists the help of George
and Sheila to rescue her. He knows that if he does not move
quickly she will be in danger from those who hunt her. Not
realizing just how close the enemy was, he takes her home
vowing to bring her back to him and protect her at any cost.
I found the story line to be gripping and easy to follow.
Ms Shayne's integration of memories of the past her
charters shared with their present is flawless. I had no
trouble at all keeping track of the nuances in the past
that so greatly affected the future of both Nathan and
Nidaba. An excellent read I was unable to put it down.
Cheryl Barr © Copyright January 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 24, 2002
2002 RITA Finalist
Return to the rich, sensual, and bewitching world that
Maggie Shayne created in the bestselling Eternity
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