A Sorceress of His Own
Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman ...more
*May contain some spoilers*
I loved Dianne Duvall from the first book of hers that I picked up, Darkness Dawns from the Immortal Guardians series. With each book of hers I have read my love has grown, and this book is no different. Dianne Duvall continues to impress me with her writing . Wow did I love this book!!! I enjoyed everything about it and the only wish I had for this book, was that it was longer.
"A few hours in my arms and you believe ...more
DNF @ 35%
This has to be one of the most clichéd and boring books I've ever read.
The story starts with Alyssa, the Wisewoman's granddaughter who, at sixteen, believes herself madly in love with Lord Dillon, whom her grandmother serves.
I know we're all familiar with love at first sight, but this is actually love at NO SIGHT.
This girl has literally NEVER met this guy.
But she fell in love with what she knows of him from the things her grandmother tells her, despite him being known as a ...more
Story - 2.5 stars
I went into this book thinking it was going to be a dark fantasy romance, but it was more sweet, bordering on cutesy at times. If my mind hadn't been set of a darker read, I would have enjoyed it more.
I'm not sure how to class this book. Is it fantasy if it's based in medieval times but with magic powers? I have no clue. It's based around 1191 with Richard I as King. But clearly our heroine has powers. Do not expect a grand historical with minute details of life in medieval times, even the King isn't mentioned that much. The historical aspect is the setting, the magic and it's impact the plot.
Alyssa decides to take her grandmothers place as Wisewoman/advisor to Lord Dillon. In order to ...more
I think some of my friends would definitely enjoy this book. It's absolutely no-brainer, it's fluffy, there are some swoon-worthy moments and no angst.
Hundreds of years ago, at the beginning of King Richard the Lion heart's reign, there are some people who has special powers. Let's call them the Gifted Ones beause...well, they ...more
“You should not have hidden the truth from me.”
“That the woman I have waited and searched so long for has been by my side for years.”
Alyssa is a gifted one, with the power to heal. Because of her gifts she is labelled a sorceress, and almost all fear and despise her because of these powers. And for the last seven years she has been healing Lord Dillon and giving him council. Hiding herself from him, making him and everyone else believe her to be her grandmother who served...more
She saves him, he discovers she's not really a crusty old croon. Lusty thoughts and love making on a bed of rose petals under a star-speckled sky, with songbirds singing a beautiful melody and butterflies fanning their sweat-dampened skin in the warm night air.
And they all live happily ever after.
Okay, okay, fine I may have exaggerated a little. No, now seriously, this was a lot better than I was expecting, she was a strong female lead, he was a devoted yet rugged hero and the sex was ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: It was a good read.
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Keeping love at a distance
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Dillion
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
This is one of my favorite authors. It took me a little longer than I’d hoped to get into the story. Once I was there, I was all in.
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We are told 7 years have passed since Alyssa took over from her grandmother, in which time Dillion and Alyssa have become very close, ...more
This is the first book in the Gifted ones series, but it actually ties into Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, as a prequel of sorts. Set in 12th century England, it is the story of Gifted One, Alyssa, and Lord Dylan, the warrior with a romantic heart.
A Gifted One is a human who possesses special powers. In Alyssa’s case, this is the power of healing, with some seer abilities. She is constantly subjected to scorn and hatred by those who fear her gifts and suspect ...more
I went into this book thinking that it was going to be a fantasy romance but instead, it was PNR set in a medieval period (or a historical romance with supernatural elements.) I still haven't decided which.
The premise was great but it really didn't work for me when I realized that not every noble had his own "wise woman" in tow. If her powers were so rare, why wouldn't the King himself take her to work for him? When it was proven that she could heal wounds with her hands, the ...more
I let one of my colleagues choose what book I was reading last night (really, I set her loose on Amazon with my login details) and I'm soooooo glad I did. I can definitely see myself re-reading this one again sometime. It wasn't the most amazingly written book I have ever read, not even close. But, the story was just ...more
There is much Dillon does not know about his Wisewoman. At the age of sixteen, Alyssa ...more
I really enjoyed this one because while it focused a lot on Dillon and Alyssa, the author still kept me guessing as to who was trying to kill Lord Dillon and their motives. There was a lot of passion but there was a lot of adventure too.
Dianne Duvall always creates likable characters and this book was no exception. The plot was very interesting and engaging. I couldn’t stop listening to the ...more
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
Amazing!! I have fell in love with Ms. Duvall and her Immortal Guardian series (waiting not so patiently for the next books). So when Ms. Duvall said she was writing a book about ‘The Gifted Ones’ and how the whole Immortal Guardian world came about I was beyond excited to read. When I was given the chance to read an advance copy I was over the moon. Then I opened the book.
And fell in love this this book.
Alyssa is ...more
Five Amazing Stars
I was just thrilled to revive the astounding and most brilliant first series. The Gifted One. Written by my first time, Dianne Duvall. Such a marvellous romantic thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed this most wonderful tale of these Immortal Guardians. Finding this story so hard to put down.
It was England in the late 12th Century, Dillion stood close by when suddenly Alyssa appeared. She was here always here to help out his troubling self. She was there to be there ...more
I felt for Alyssa and the situation she was in. She was hiding so much. I liked when Alyssa's secrets came out and Robert's eyes were opened. This changed things for them both, gave them both love and acceptance. I was glad that things worked out and they were able to actually marry while still keeping their station in life.
This was a great start to a new series. I've loved Duvall's Immortal Guardians series (that starts with Darkness Dawns) and was very pleased to hear that she was writing a historical story about the early "Gifted Ones". There's no mention of Immortals (or vampires) in this story outside of a brief cameo by Seth and Roland (from the Immortal Guardians series) so this story can be easily read without having read the other series.
Alyssa is a gifted one...someone that was born with ...more
Alyssa has been in love with Lord Dillon, the Earl of Wescott, since the day she saw him defend her grandmother as a child. Now, years later she is by his side as his adviser, healer, and friend. But for the last seven years Lord Dillon has only ever known her as the ancient wise ...more
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated 5 Stars
I loved this book! "A Sorceress of His Own" is the first book in Dianne Duvall's Gifted Ones Series. The Gifted Ones Series is a spinoff series from The Immortal Guardians Series. Some of the characters from the Immortal Guaridans are in The Gifted Ones Series, but you do not have to read ...more
I've read my share of romance novels. Most allow the feelings and infatuation to be experienced throughout the action. I kept asking myself how so many pages could be consumed with nothing happening but what's in the protagonist's head.
I also found the man unrealistic. What man swoons ALL THE TIME about a woman? This guy was obsessed nigh to the exclusion of much else, with this woman who has been persecuted. Enough already!
I couldn't take any more and won't be ...more
So I really, really like the premise of this and the start had me absolutely hooked but I think I might be broken because Dillon, the big bad warrior, was just a little bit too sappy for me. I need to look at my choices in life because the lack of an alpha-hole kind of bummed me out. Amazingly I found Alyssa to be way more kickass and hardcore than Dillon.
"Alyssa, you just told me that last time I touched you it caused you pain. I do not do so now because I do not wish to harm you. But that ...more
* A strong willed and independant heroine
* LOVED this book cover
* The world created was very unique
* It read like a standalone - no brutal cliffhangers etc.
* Priced on the high side at $5.99
* While I do consider this a safe read - the hero has had sex in the past (and of course our heroine is a virgin who seceretly is in love with the hero). It was meaningless sex in his opinion and thankfully there were no ...more
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers'...more