I gave this book 4 stars because I missed the references to royalty that are usually in Bertrice's books. That said, this is a VERY good read. Fantasy, faeries, magic and romance, this book has it all! Reviewers that say this story is full of S&M, obviously did not read the book.
I enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one, to see where Lara's adventures take her (& me) next!
By far, one of the best books i have ever read. It is book #1 in the World of Hetar trilogy. The magic that Beatrice Small weaves around her readers is a web of fantasy, sensuality, and courage. i have never been more impressed with any fantasy-like settings as i am with this book. Ms. Small reaches deep into the corners of her imagination with this book, and as always, creates a world that her readers just long to be part of.
So far, the 1st book of this trilogy introduces such a broad range of characters and places that keeps the pages turning. Lara, the main character, slowly starts to evolve from humble beginnings to a destiny that forces her to be a warrior, and of course, a lover as well. The book leaves you groping around for Book #2, wanting to continue the adventure.
Very sexual, exotic, and mesmerizing. A must!
Really interesting read. Very likeable heroine considering her circumstances. I will probably read the other books in the series.
Enjoyed this novel & looking forward to Book Two when it comes out. warning: strong sexual content.
Wonderful characters! Beatrice Small transports you into the world of Hetar. Follow LARA on her journey and the people she meets. Lots of descriptive sex that makes this a hot read.