by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
0 pages; ISBN: 1592799590
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Amber Quill, 2002
In Liza’s home Oceania, Conar is unable to control his temper so his father-in-law incarcerates him. Unbeknownst to the royals, Conar’s guard has drugged him. A recurring nightmare chills Conar because he would rather die than see his beloved Princess sleep with his half-brother and in those same dreams his former mentor/tormentor Kaileel Tohre vows to separate the lovers forever. Eventually, he and Liza decide to return to his father's kingdom over the objection of his mother-in-law who fears for her daughter’s safety.
Liza believes they are destiny’s children with her being the Keeper and him the Prince of the Wind. However, Tohre is stronger and his thirst for vengeance over Conar’s rejection deeper. He plans to give Liza to Conar’s half brother, destroy Conar so he begs to return, and devastate the land by making Conar’s twin Galen the monarch. The Brothers of the Dominion that he leads appear on the verge of achieving these goals the disinherited Conar lies seemingly dead in the Labyrinth, Galen has a now pregnant Liza at his side on the throne, and Tohre rules the kingdom.
The third Windlegend tale is fantastic as time moves on with the death of Conar’s father and Liza now with King Galen. The story line is action-packed leaving readers breathless at the pace of the major subplots. As with the fine first two novels, the tale is owned by a terrific cast of good vs. evil with the bad guys having the upper hand. Excellent fantasy that is best read by starting with the previous tales as this novel builds up the excitement and tension from them; how much higher can as Charlotte Boyett-Compo take her audience with the remaining six stories?
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