LINDA WINSTEAD JONES
August 5, 2008
The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Group Inc.
375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014
$7.99 US/$8.99 Canada
Rating 4 Cups
The Emperor of Columbyana, told he needs to marry, fights it as long as he can then reluctantly agrees. However, he plans to make a sort of contest of it by sending a few trustworthy men to fetch suitable women to him. Prince Alixandyr, the Emperor's twin, is sent on such a journey. But in addition to the princess, he is given a gift for his brother, an Agnese woman who possesses the gift of seeing into a man's soul. And he soon finds out just how much she can see.
Sanura is an Agnese woman who possesses great powers, and in her country these women are worshipped and are there to please the men who possess them as slaves. Since her master's death, Sanura has been moved around a lot and is now passed on to the Emperor. But while traveling with Alixandyr she finds she can feel love, not just give it.
Alixandyr and Sanura give into their growing attraction to one another. While on the run when the princess is killed, and they go against all rules to be together. Both discover things about themselves and each other that might put an end to their relationship. Is it too late when the secrets come out?
This is a very interesting book. At first, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about the premise. But this author has a very vivid imagination that will suck you into a strange but enjoyable world. It will also keep you entertained throughout. If paranormal romance is your thing, then you will not want to miss meeting these eclectic characters. Congratulations on a winner of a book.
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