DUALITY: GUARDIANS OF THE LIGHT BOOK 1
October 21, 2008
Rating: 5 cups
Dara Khan Androcles is a healer who was adopted by peasants. Unlike many women, she is a warrior.
Loren ta Cedric is an elven prince come to aid Dara’s king against the coming enemy. The first time he sees Dara, he knows that she is more than she seems.
When Dara finds a wounded Loren, she has no idea he is not just another soldier. After she heals him, his glamour falls away and she truly sees him. She takes him home with her, and Loren binds his life to hers shortly thereafter. However, Dara has no real understanding of what he has done, though she does wonder if the attraction to Loren that she is feeling is part of it. Other survivors trickle in, and Dara is called upon to use her healing powers, but when one of her patients dies and Loren has to leave her, she is forced to flee. Unfortunately, she is captured by the enemy. It is then she learns that a demon is on the loose in her land. Only time will tell if she is strong enough for what is to come, and/or if she will see Loren again.
Duality is a stunning read with glorious mental vistas. While the book is a fantasy, it has a definite message we all can easily relate to—that love can be found during great adversity. I enjoyed reading about how Dara gains her strength to be who she truly is from her love for Loren and her ancestors. Loren as the valiant warrior who loves his lady in spite of her differences brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. This book has the best of everything in the romance genre, and I highly recommend it. It is a keeper!
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