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A new romantic epic from the author of The Blood of the Land.

The author of the acclaimed fantasies The Sword of the Land and The Blood of the Land brings readers this tale of a young noblewoman and a prince whose unlikely alliance must defeat the savage magic of a dangerous land.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Ace
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Grace Crandall
Jul 25, 2016 Grace Crandall rated it it was ok
This was a very interesting book. It started out with a lot of promise--runaway prince, ex-noblewoman also on the run, interesting magic and mysterious desert cats. When I was half-way through reading this, I thought it was a fun, adventurous story that I would love forever.
I'm not entirely sure what happened after that. It seemed as though the story simply lost its focus and started desperately plunging down every available rabbit trail--and then, without resolving any of its numerous loose en
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Morgan
May 09, 2008 Morgan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy Readers and Adventure readers
Story:
Forentel is the daughter of the High Judge (her mother) and the commander of the kings army (her father). Her father wants to marry her off so that he can cement his alliance with other nobles in the city that think it is time for the ailing king to turn over the throne to his ambitious older son, Mirta. Erba is the younger son of the king and dreams of exploring far away lands in search of fame, riches, and adventure. He has no interest in dealing with the politics that come with the thr
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Tierney Chabot
Jul 24, 2016 Tierney Chabot rated it did not like it
I am not going to finish this one. It was eye catching on the Hastings clearance shelf and had a good premise on the back but it had too much leading the reader in the story. The characters did not draw me in.
Elise
Oct 31, 2009 Elise rated it it was amazing
I've read this book before, and I couldn't remember why I had waited so long to read it again. Now I know. It leaves itself wide open for a sequel, but one hasn't been made yet.
I do love this book, just as much as I love Sword of the Land and Blood of the Land. I also like how the writing is distinct enough that you know it's Brennan's work.
The characters have flaws like any normal human would. The desert cats, and Sunshine the wolf, are also wonderful. And even though Forentel is the heroin
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Stephanie
Jan 12, 2012 Stephanie rated it liked it
It started out as a very good read, but eventually become redundant of itself. The prince's revelation at the end hardly came as a surprise to me, as there were so many hints dropped throughout the book. The female main character was kidnapped more times than I care to count. I thoroughly enjoyed Sunshine, however, she was a breath of fresh air whenever she managed to make it onto the page. I'm not sure if I would read this book again..
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Leslie Grady
Jul 03, 2013 Leslie Grady rated it liked it
Decent fantasy but the sequel was never written! So annoying to come to the end and feel incomplete :(
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Noel-Anne Brennan has spent most of her time reading fantasy and science fiction. She has been writing it since 1986 when "Winter Reckoning" was published. She was a finalist for the Romantic Times Award for "The Sword of the Land" in 2003. She has also written poetry and non-fiction. She teaches Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Rhode Island, and lives with her family in southe ...more
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