August 23, 2007
Rating: 5 Cups
Lady Arlana von Fordin knows her destiny lies in the hands of the Guardian. She is prophesied to become the next Guardian and bound by fate to be the most powerful sorceress that has ever lived.
Lord Commander Oric of the Czanri was First Protector for Lady von Fordin. His role as First Protector was not a choice but a directive from the Guardian. His resentment towards Arlana immediately ceased when he laid eyes on her for the first time.
Arlana always wished for a normal life, but she knew from a very young age that would never be. Her destiny finally catches up with her when the Lord Commander from Browan comes for her. Oric comes face to face with Arlana and instantly knows he would willingly lay down his life for her. Their journey to Browan is treacherous, but he must see her safely to the Guardian or all will be lost. Arlana’s greatest test is the most dangerous of all, and she prays for the strength to fulfill her destiny. Her biggest fear is that she will have to give up the one person she loves.
This story is a force that pulls you along page after page. Danger and passion get your heart racing as Arlana and Oric travel on their journey together. Ms. Kelly infuses her characters with such vivid emotions, you instantly feel connected to each one. The forests, cities, and mystical beings are so wonderfully described that they come to life on the page. I could almost smell the sandalwood and hear the music! You will want to race to the finish, but please take time to savor every word Ms. Kelly has written. It is well worth it.
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