"Lots of adventure and intrigue...More than juat a keeper"
As usual this is another five star book from Charlotte
Boyett Compo. This was the prequel to the Wind series, and
what happened prior to Windfall.
Genevieve and Wier Saur, are pirates as well as brother and
sister. They are out sailing when they come upon a
deserted prison transfer ship. When they board the ship
they catch a whiff of a horrible smell. They proceed to
search the ship. What they find is definitely what they
expect. Locked in a hole of on the ship is a one of the
ships mates and an unconscious sick prisoner.
Once they transport the prisoner to their ship and nurse
him back to health they find out they've been caring for an
enemy. The man they have been caring for is Syn-Jern Sorn,
the same man whose father was responsible for them losing
their home and inheritance.
Syn-Jern Sorn was framed for murder by his half-brother and
fiancé, and has had to spend the last twelve years in The
Labyrinth. Weir is able to forgive the man for what
happened to his father when he finds out about the way Syn-
Jern was treated by his own family. Genevieve on the other
hand still hates him with all her heart and would love
nothing better then to see him dead.
Despite the fact that most of the time Genevieve is a real
brat towards Syn-Jern, he manages to fall in love with
her. Once Syn-Jern gets well he becomes a friend and
companion to the rest of the crew as well as the rest of
the pirate village. One evening Syn-Jern goes in search of
the origin of a noise he has been hearing. Genevieve
follows him into the jungle. Unfortunately there are
Tribunal investigators on the isle also and Syn-Jern is
caught and taken prisoner. The guards torture him and
intend to send him back to The Labyrinth. Genevieve is
getting the blame since if she hadn't followed him he
wouldn't have had to get caught to protect her.
Once Syn-Jern is saved he decides to go back and claim what
is rightfully his. He wants Holy Dale Manor which should
have been his rightful home and he wants to get even with
his half brother for what he has done. During all this not
only does Syn-Jern win Genevieve over, but they end up
There is a lot of adventure and intrigue. As well as quite
a few interesting characters that I have not mentioned.
This book is not only for the keeper shelf, but in my
opinion no review could do the book justice. You have to
read it to get a full understanding of how good this
authors' books are.
Carol Castellanos / March, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for Paranormal
Review based on the e-book release: March 1,
2000 / Dark Star Publications; ISBN: 1929034881
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2002