by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
350 pages; ISBN: 1929034628
Rating: 7/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Melanie C. Duncan
When Nicholas Cree plotted to help his sister Gillian escape an arranged marriage with a sadistic monster, he never expected to get lost in a snowstorm and end up on the doorstep of the physically sick Kaelan Hesar, Gillian`s first love. Nor did he expect to find Kaelan,a member of the royal family, living in absolute poverty with only a dog for company. And he certainly didn`t plan on Kaelan and Gillian hashing out the lies and differences to the accompaniment of slamming doors, screaming matches and reopened hurts. But they do, and their rediscovered love is a threat to the stability of Duncan Hesar`s throne as his machinations in keeping the lovers apart begin to surface.
Unfortunately, a few plot points don`t mesh, the most significant one being why is Gillian fleeing an arranged marriage if she is able to cast powerful spells?Otherwise, this first in a series of fantasy novels offers an intriguing new fantasy world with appeal to readers of romance also.
NB: Available in CD-ROM format only.
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