Book Blurb :
Lucien Lemione the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.
After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien his…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?
Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?
You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny.
Lucien Lemoine’s second in command betrayed him and the rest of the immortals by procreating with humans in order to create an army. This is taboo, the mortals and the eternals, created in a dream realm, are never meant to mix. And then he finds out that Alistair, his second-in-command, has made a pact with some vampires, enemies of the eternals, so he could find a way to kill Lucien.
After her husband had left her penniless and humiliated because she was barren, the witch Aisleen is further tormented by being shunned by her own village. She starts to live in the woods of Trinity, the most feared place in Slavatia. When she meets Lucien, hurt by the one who was supposed to be loyal with him and his people, she heals him.
Afterward, she realizes that the man or being that she saved killed her coven and caused the loss of her unborn child. However, she is a Familial witch and the last of her kind, dedicated to doing no harm and giving no pain.
A witch that loved all, honored all, and helped all. The truly most adored of the Mother Goddess’ children.
Cutting a dark swath of death and destruction, Lucien issued an edict and his loyal eternals obeyed without question, hacking their way through the bodies of every Familial witch they rounded up because an enchantress killed Lucien’s daughter and caused the disappearance of his wife. Seeking revenge, he handed out an order of extermination but it was the Familials who suffered while the dark enchantress simply went into hiding. Aisleen is the last of her kind, the witch who didn’t get swept up in the killing spree.
While I enjoyed reading the book a lot, I can’t stop asking myself what will happen with Lucien; will he stop Alistair and save his people? Will he will find the wicked enchantress who destroyed the one whom he oved most? So I will give 4 couples, because although Ms. Bri Clark is a wonderful writer and I love her books, she left me with too many doubts and questions.
Pubisher : Astraea Press
Source : Manic Readers
Released : Feb 2011
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