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Cover Image So apparently I did not know that there were other books set in this world.  Though it was obvious I had missed some of the back story, I was completely able to pick up on this story.  Set in Gillengaria, the story reminded me a bit of Eddings style.  It is mainly focused on a band of 8 friends who have had many adventures in the past, but this time focuses on the romance of Cammon, a strong mystic Reader, and Amalie, the princess and future queen of Gillengaria. The world they live in is a complex one that has all the political intrigue you see in books of historical fiction (and even modern day).  The twist is that there are mystics, people with different magical abilities.  In this world, however, they are feared.  Cammon is hired to guard the princess while she meets prospective suitors, but soon discovers that the princess harbors a huge secret…she herself is a mystic.  They are both lonely and become friends and then more.  There is war and death and destruction, but all come out stronger in the end for it.  I’m just mad that I am going to have to go back and read the previous ones in the series when I already know the outcome of certain things.  But on the plus side I have found a great new fantasy author! 
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Jamie Macpherson has come back home after many years away because of his brothers’ deaths.  Something foul is afoot and he is determined to know what is going on.  His father is seeing his brothers’ ghosts and everyone is acting strangely.  Then there is the agreement to marry a neighboring laird’s daughter.  That turns out to be a gift from the gods.  Set in the 14th century, this historical romance transcends the typical highland romance fare usually offered up by authors by adding a touch of magic to the mix.  I hesitate to call it magical realism, but it treads the line between the fantastic and the everyday.  A well told tale.

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