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Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton
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Aug 15, 2010

it was ok
Read from August 15 to 24, 2010

Zander is an Argonaut, born of the guardian class descended from the greatest heroes in all of ancient Greece. Known as an Eternal Guardian, he must protect the half-breed race Argoleans. Zander is sick of fighting and would love nothing more than to give in. But as the famed descendant of Achilles, he must continue to put up a good fight against the deamons that want to destroy the half-breeds.

Callia is the dying King of Leonidas's personal healer who rules Argolea. With the king dying and his enemy, Atalanta, roaming the human realm waiting for the right time to cross into Argolea to exact her revenge for being cast out of the Argonauts, times are very dangerous. Things become even more taxing when Leonidas proclaims that his daughter Isadora will marry an Argonaut and beget an heir. Isadora doesn't want to marry anybody, least of all an Argonaut, and when Zander volunteers to be her husband, Callia feels as if her heart has been ripped apart. Zander is her soul mate, but after not seeing him for ten years, the hurt between them is still strong. Zander almost hates Callia with the same passion he once felt for her. Only he knows she did something so horrible that he can never forgive. Callia feels that Zander has betrayed her even though she still yearns for him. But Zander refuses to forgive Callia until the truth about the circumstances of their relationship come to light and all the deceit and lies are forced out into the open.

Entwined is heavy on Greek mythology with a tortured hero and heroine who have been betrayed by those they loved. Elisabeth Naughton relies heavily on the angst and the build up of passion between Zander and Callia. These two ache for one another but through confusion and miscommunication they are separated due to things they weren't aware of. Zander's anger toward Callia is very much alive on the pages and there is a point where you think these two will never work things out. Callia tries to work things out with Zander, who treats her with disdain and almost disgust.

The cast of characters that round out Enwtined are very rich in personality and spirit. Isadora is a fighter and refuses to be a victim of circumstance. She makes a deal that could very well destroy her, but with an individual who is not what he seems. I was more interested in Isadora and her path than with Zander and Callia. Those two just had too much rage and hurt between them. It really made for difficult reading. I felt more of an observer and didn't have any emotional attachment what so ever to them.

Elisabeth Naughton is a good writer, but something about Entwined didn't keep me interested. I simply wasn't engaged enough and almost couldn't make it through. There were some nice fighting scene and moments of passion between Zander and Callia, but overall, this was a read that just didn't stay with me and was quickly forgotten once I finished reading.
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