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The Misted Cliffs (Lost Continent #2)
Award-winning author Catherine Asaro, creator of The Skolian Empire returns to the world of Aronsdale, a place rich with magic and power.
One generation after war had nearly destroyed three nations, evil was returning. And only Mel Dawnfield's daring sacrifice could stop it . . .
The promise of peace rested on this young woman's noble vow: to marry Cobalt the Dark -- heir t...more
For Princess Melody Dawnfield, being the daughter of the current king of Harsdown means more than looking pretty and watching men vie for her hand in marriage. Trained as a mage and excellent swordsm ...more
However, once things got going, the book began to take off. Again, at first I was unsure as the hero and heroine seemed to be caught in a romance novel about the da ...more
Mel is a likeable enough lead who is trapped into marrying Cobalt, the Midnight Prince, son of the would-be conqueror from the first book. Be prepared for a lot of romantic tropes. I was a little disappointed with her by the e ...more
There were some definite differences between the two. The first thing I noticed was that the sex scenes were more graphic. It didn't bother me too much, but I can see how this could get out of hand if the author gets even bolder in the next books. At least there was nothing writt ...more
I really enjoyed Cobalt as a character. He is tortured, violent, and has the temper of a fire crab (HP reference ;P). But underneath his rough exterior he is gentle and smart, and when he falls in love with Mel she helps to mellow him out a bit. Their love is slow to grow, which made me ...more
My favorite character so far has shown up in this book and since I've read the entire series, he still is my favorite. Cobalt is just so intense and goes from one extreme to the other. His love is almost deadly it's so extreme. I love him.
This was my Cobalt, Sam Horrigan
"A light, romantic read"
I'm slowly working my way through this series, in which certain people possess magical powers that are channeled through the geometric shapes around them. Each book is somewhat formulaic, but enjoyable, and I always find myself interested in the lives of the characters. The first few chapters always contain a lot of exposition, so that readers who missed the previous books will still be able to follow along.
(view spoiler)[ I have to admit I was a little bummed when Mel lived, I was prepared for this to not be a HEA. But I guess without the HEA there can't be more in the series. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>
Dinfinitely not going for number three.
The author of more than twenty-five books, Catherine Asaro is acclaimed for her Ruby Dynasty series, which combines adventure, science, romance and fast-paced action. Her novel The Quantum Rose won the Nebula® Award, as did her novella “The Spacetime Pool.” Among her many other distinctions, she is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine ...more