"A winning fantasy adventure"
Arkanna killed Shalelle because the High Priestess of the
Arizanti Tribe refused to bend to her will. The murderer
offers the same deal to Shalelle's daughter Lorienne, who
rejects her too. Arkanna informs her prisoner that she
sold her to the Prince of the Busae Empire to insure safe
passage for the tribe. If the Busae arrive in time,
Lorienne might live long enough to pleasure her owners.
Prince Busae rescues Lorienne, but gives her as a present
to ensure the loyalty of his half-brother, the demon
trained sorcerer Adrik. As the couple becomes acquainted
with one another, they begin to fall in love. However,
Adrik knows the anointed time of swapping his life to
enable his demon mentor to use his body is upon him.
Besides the demands of his teacher, Busae once again
abducts Lorienne to use for purposes of his own. Will
rescue his true love or go along with his demonic induced
fate that he has spent a lifetime training to accomplish?
THE SHADOW PRINCE is a powerful romantic fantasy inside a
vividly described BC setting. The story line is loaded
with action from the very beginning until the final
confrontation, but the key to this book is the strength of
the key characters (villains and heroes) so that readers
understand their motives and backgrounds (though Arkanna's
role seems short changed). Jan Zimlich provides fans with
a deep tale that will appeal to the tastes of the cross
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 5, 2002