Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This is the second book in the trilogy and like the first it is a must read. This series is wonderful and should be read in order.
With the discovery that the man who tried to kill Prince Jarek was none other than his uncle, Lord Tavarian, things seemed to settle down, but not for long. Tavarian is executed and the healer who assisted him in his treason is locked in chains. However, it has been revealed that there is a conspirator, one with the presence of dark magic. That person is Selaya, Narena the sorceress’ daughter. Twenty years ago, Narena’s child was taken from her at birth and she has not seen her since. Who took her and why? Now she is on a quest to find Selaya. If it is true her daughter is using black magic and is part of a plot to destroy the king and his family, Narena will have no choice but to kill her. Narena is not just trying to save the royal family. but all those who live in Leisos.
With a heavy heart, Narena heads out seeking her daughter, hoping against hope that killing her will not be required. Selaya does not just have the blood of a sorceress, but also that of a wizard making her even more powerful. Narena’s journey leads her to the home of Ardis, a warrior and a Captain in the King’s army. Ardis is now a trainer and he lives with his daughter Rhiann. When Narena asks for a place to spend the night, she is met with blatant rudeness and is asked to leave. Hoever, his daughter keeps that from happening. It does not take long for Narena to realize she is looking at her own daughter, Selaya. Before she knows it, her life will forever change. Why did Ardis have her daughter? Who gave her to him? And why does Narena have lustful feelings for Ardis?
It appears her journey to find her daughter is over and Selaya, or Rhiann, as she is now called is innocent. Or is she? When Rhiann is attacked by a wolf, Narena calls out to Kelly, the new healer, and Jarek’s é for help. Kelly arrives with Jarek’s twin brother. They realize that they must work together to find the wizard determined to control the throne. Who is this wizard? Is he working alone? Will they be able to find him?
This is an amazing series and I can’t recommend it enough. We get many answers in this book and there are many surprises. Betrayal, love, suspense, and so much more are part of this series. Although we learn a lot this time around, I can’t wait for the third book for all the answers to all the questions. There were so many exciting things that I wanted to reveal so writing this review was difficult since I had to fight not to give any spoilers away.