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 he can wed who will approach him not with fear but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence.
For seven years Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side - counseling him from the shadows, healing him, and staving off the worst of his loneliness. Blessed - or cursed - with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him, leading Dillon and his people to believe she is the same wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything - even the wrath of his king - to be with her.
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"As in the best audiobooks, it's the joining of Duvall's carefully constructed romance and Potter's consummate voices that yields this excellent production." (AudioFile Magazine)
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Story is half great, half dull. Narration is great
- Tracy T "Audible Addict!"
A little better than OK for me..
Yay! Seth and Roland are in this book, and it was so nice seeing them. I just love Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, in which Seth and Roland appear. AND book 6 in that series is coming out August 25 and I’m so excited.
As to this book? It started off good then at about 40% started to drag and the dialogue was rather boring, too. It picked up somewhere around 75%. I'm giving it 4 stars for the beginning and the end.
There really was no sexual tension to speak of. Oh, they made love 2 or 3 or 4 times but it was nothing to write home about. No feelings or thoughts led up to it really.
It was pretty cool how she healed him, until it nearly cost her her life. And the other *gifts* she started discovering was kind of amazing. I especially liked her telekinetic power, which came after she was healed.
The secondary characters were just great: Robert, Simon, Michael, Geoffrey and Meg. And the way Ms. Duvall described Gavin I could almost smell his stinky self. Of course, Camden was absolutely whacked and made a wonderful bad guy.
This was not nearly as good as her Immortal Guardians books. But it was OK. It certainly would not stop me from reading DD’s books.
As to the narrator: I like Ms. Potter's reading voice and her voices but I just noticed she doesn't have any emotion when she reads, not enough to notice, anyway. Oh, she did yell when Dillon came to rescue Alyssa, but other than that I can honestly say I don't remember anything else. For all the laughter shared by Dillon and Alyssa in the book I can't remember once when Ms. Potter laughed, as the book called for. Ms. Potter has her moments, with good and OK narration, and this was just OK as far as I'm concerned.
- Trish R.