"An excellent finale to a good series"
The Vanax of Akora visits England to ostensibly meet with
the Prince Regent and to see his siblings, their wives and
children. However, deep in his heart Atreus knows he
really has come to call on Brianna, an orphan who grew up
on his island kingdom. Atreus knows that one day she will
be his beloved wife if he can persuade her that they belong
together as he has seen in his ritual dream.
Brianna is in England trying to learn more about her salad
days before an Akoran couple adopted her. She vows never
to return to Akora until she learns more about her parents,
who died at sea. Atreus knows much about what happened to
her parents on that fateful day and wonders if their love
could survive if he tells her the truth.
The final novel in the Akoran trilogy is a strong Regency
romance with a twist of insight into a different island
kingdom. The use of real personage like Prime Minister
Liverpool adds a feel of authenticity through the
diplomatic activities of the two nations. The return of
the support cast from the previous two books makes the
novel feel like a homecoming, but clearly belongs to the
delightful duo, Atreus and Brianna. Though Akora remains
too utopian (still not sure why there are rebels who want
modernization), fans of Josie Litton will relish this
engaging closeout entry that leaves the door open for the
next generation stories.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 4, 2002