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The Fire Opal
The Fire Opal
Author: Connie Flynn
ISBN-13: 9780451408600
ISBN-10: 0451408608
Publication Date: 12/1/1998
Pages: 416
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Onyx
Book Type: Paperback
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The townsfolk of Port Chatre, Louisiana are all stunned when Liz Deveraux arrives for the funeral of her mother Ellie because everyone thought the young lady was dead. Her mother's epitaph is fitting, even though Liz loathes it. The stone states: "Guardian of the Fire Opal: At Last She Rests". These are the same words that are written on the stone of Liz's grandmother.

Liz's father Frank, the Protector, insists that "La Maladie Malefique" killed his beloved because he failed to protect her from the evil demon Ankouer. Frank knows that he has no choice but to enter the Bayou in order to fight the darkness in the demon's lair to regain the lost fire opal. Liz is stunned when her father goes swamp hunting. She turns to Zach Fortier, who always loved her, to help her rescue her father. Liz is the last surviving Guardian, but she does not believe in the family legend. She thinks that she and Zach are only saving a distraught, grieving person from himself. Little does she know that Ankouer plans on her elimination next. If she survives, perhaps her love for her protector Zach will flourish like that of her parents.


Connie Flynn has the knack of taking an obvious fantasy and turning it into a believable tale that readers will think could occur in the real world. Her latest supernatural romance, THE FIRE OPAL, is a brilliant example of Ms. Flynn's uncanny ability to take the unreal and make it real. The story line is a first rate romance blended inside a frightening plot, proving once again that no one makes the para-world seem more like a perfectly normal occurrence than the fantastic Flynn.
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The sudden death of her mother prompts a beautiful young woman to return to the Cajun birthplace she'd abandoned as a teenager, and hoped never to see again. Back in the bayou, she renews her relationship with her former lover while trying to come to grips with her mysterious Creole heritage. But when la fantome noir--the dark spirit that haunts the bayou--appears in the swamps, she is called to battle, and must find the powerful Fire Opal--which is her only hope for survival. Together, she and her former lover must embark into uncharted swamp waters to recover the magical talisman...and perhaps rekindle their lost love.

Connie Flynn has the knack of taking an obvious fantasy and turning it into a believable tale that readers will think could occur in the real world. Her latest supernatural romance, THE FIRE OPAL, is a brilliant example of Ms. Flynn's uncanny ability to take the unreal and make it real. The story line is a first rate romance blended inside a frightening plot, proving once again that no one makes the para-world seem more like a perfectly normal occurrence than the fantastic Flynn.
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Liz Deveraux thought she had escaped the rumors and superstitions that haunted her as a child. But then her mother's funeral brought her back to Louisian .. dark magic... childhood love.