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In 1172, Malinda Brinlow becomes a favorite of Queen Eleanor of Aquitane. However, the impish Malinda, who has faery ancestry, foolishly turns herself invisible to spy on her Majesty. Knowing the trouble Malinda can get into especially with the Queen suspecting she is a witch, her parents send her home accompanied by mercenary Tarquin FitzBruel as her protector.

Tarquin and Malinda have had visions of each other and quickly fall in love. However, though she is a sorceress, he believes what his mother has told him since birth that he is a demon that no human or partial mortal could love. Tarquin has lived up to his mother's expectations, as violence is his sole companion. As war threatens to engulf them, his beloved must persuade Tarquin that his mother was the demon for her unkindness towards him because Malinda believes that she can only love someone with a pure soul.

THIS DANGEROUS MAGIC, the sequel to the delightful A FALCON'S HEART, continues the medieval sorceress tales with the story of the daughter of the debut novel's lead couple, who appear in this book too. The plot uses fantasy elements to add depth and intrigue to the twelfth century romance. Malinda behaves more like a modern day teen, as she is unable to heed the obvious advice of her mother until she meets her beloved. Tarquin is an interesting soul who is a classic example of the Pygmalion Effect having attained the level of humanity that his mother barraged into his head. Fans of medieval fantasy romance will enjoy Jayel Wylie's enchanting novel.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 22, 2002

SUMMARY

From Jayel Wylie, one of romantic fiction's most brilliant new stars, comes a breathtaking tale that seamlessly blends passion, magic, and the enchantment of true love.

After twelve years Tarquin FitzBruel, the most fearsome warrior in all of England, returns to Brinlaw Castle to keep a promise to his half-sister, Nan. Yet he vows to leave quickly before the demon that lurks within him can destroy the only people he truly loves, including the willful Malinda -- the spoiled beauty who haunts his dreams.

Malinda Brinlaw does not take well to being denied something she wants. After all, she is a sorceress. So when she meets Tarquin FitzBruel, she ignores her family's warnings and uses her faerie magic to cast a love spell on the unsuspecting warrior. Their clash of wills turns into a white-hot passion so intense that a connection is forged between them forever. But the darkness that plagues Tarquin's soul threatens to tear the destined lovers apart...unless the tortured warrior can make the fearful choice that will save them.

 

This Dangerous Magic
by Jayel Wylie

Sonnet
September 1, 2002
ISBN #0743418409
EAN #9780743418409
384 pages
Paperback
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