Dream of Me
by Lisa Cach
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
0 pages; ISBN: 0505525194
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Dream of Me
Love Spell, Oct 2004, $6.99, 352 pp.
In 1423 Eastern Europe, Theron the incubus admires the unrestrained ambition of Vlad of Wallachia, but detests the wannabe world king since the mortal broke a promise he made to him. Theron wonders if Vlad is "a few stars short in his constellation" especially when it comes to his obsession involving Lucia the virgin. Lucia has been kept apart from men by magical means so that she remains pure in thought and body when her betrothed Vlad comes to collect her as a pawn in the battle with Moldavia. The Incubus decides that Lucia is his instrument to teach the- would- be king a lesson in mortal humility.
Still curious about the ways of men with women and encouraged by Theron, Lucia breaks down the magic bonds. Her action enables Theron to visit her with carnal dreams when she sleeps. To his shock, Theron though lacking a heart wants Lucia in the physical realm and his desires seem to be forever to the bewildered Incubus; Lucia reciprocates his deepest feelings. However, Vlad will not sit idly by.
Lisa Cach continues her delightful romantic fantasies (see COME TO ME) with this fine character driven tale. The triangle on two planes makes for a fun time for the audience who will believe that Incubi are real. Though the rivalry seems a bit shallow as a prime story line, sub-genre readers will enjoy the competition to gain the love of Lucia, a likable female protagonist escaping from lonely incarceration right into love.
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