Entertaining but I wished for more magic from the main character. The main characters were interesting enough to keep me reading though. And I'm glad I did. Overall this trilogy turned out to be a pretty good read.
The Kingdom of Celydonn has been at peace for 50 years, since the great wizard Glastyn conquered the Wild Magic and drove its monsters underground. But Glastyn has disappeared and his apprentice Teleri is only a young girl, not experienced in sorcery. But even Teleri can see the crops are withering. And monsters stalk the forests, and corpses have washed ashore. Even more frightening is the aura of evil magic that surrounds Princess Diaspad. Teleri's magic is untested- but someone must act, or Celydonn will be full of blood and darkness.
It begins with the Silence, born of mysterious, space-originated phenomena that render Earth's technologies useless- inspiring paranoia and alien invasion fears within secret government agencies. In a new world that nessity has transfigured Marie Laveau's hunger for vengence is giving way to something greater. For Destiny has named her savior of the outcasts, the oppressed, the crazies, the hunted and the Silence's mutant children, who all flock to her dream of a future that's sweet... and a safe haven called Crescent City.
Tara's life is shrouded in secrets. It sems no one can reveal the mysterious circumstances surrounding her birth. All she knows is that they are somehow entwined with a dark emerald- the jewel identifying the lost heir to Tower Twyll. Banished from Twyll by his brutal half brother, Rhys has carved out a new life as the Outlaw. But then he captures a raven-haired beauty who not only enflames his desire, but carries the jewel that threatens his quest for revenge. From the first, the infamous criminal stokes a passion seductive yet frightening in Tara. For if she is the true heir of Twyll, then she is the sworn enemy of the man who has captured her heart...
Back cover:" Justinian, Lord Sterling, has lived for centuries, serving an ancient entity known only as the Dragon. Immortality is Justin's reward. But to keep it, he must keep killing. Lt. Sandra McCormick is a dedicated cop, a loner whose job is her refuge from a twisted past. But to keep it, she must stop the killing. Two loners, each stalking the other. Each destined to the other's savior-and downfall. For love, unexpected, unstoppable,draws them together. And love is the one vice the dragon will not allow... " I really liked this book but I can't find the sequel and I'm slowly going mad. lol This novel is a must read for those who love dragon fantasy. With a surprise ending, it will leave you wanting to get your claws on book 2.
A very enjoyable book. While it has some scientific jargon (causing those who don't know much about geology and physics to reread a paragraph or two just to get an basic understanding)this book is one of the most entertaining I've read in a while. Of course, I may be biased because I've always loved the legend of Atlantis. I would recommend this book to any who like science and end of the world novels.