Christmas Awards 2011

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The Lords of Satyr

Nicholas: The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber

Publisher: Aphrodisia

August 2007

ISBN: 978-0-7582-2039-4

Pages: 319

Tuscany, Italy 1823

Nicholas is one of the last in a long line of satyr men. He is also one of the heirs to a successful Tuscany vineyard. One thing he does not expect is a letter from the king of ElseWorld asking that he marry one of the king’s half-human half-faerie daughters, a daughter who has no idea of who or what she truly is. The king wants his daughters safe from a danger that is stalking them. Unfortunately the king wasn’t specific on what the danger is that is after his daughters, and with him now dead Nicholas is going to have to be very careful while protecting the daughter he takes for his wife.

Jane has always known she was different but has never been able to find out what or who she really is. All she is really sure of is that her differences made her mother afraid of her and Jane doesn’t want to lose her little sister because of the many ways she is different. Another greater fear is that her sister will also have the same things going on with her and that could cause more problems for the sisters.

Jane is a mixture of spirited and fey and beautiful while completely innocent. Nicholas finds this to be a very potent combination that makes him glad he has found her and made her his wife. Jane is unsure what to make of her whirlwind marriage but she if finding that she wants more from her marriage to Nicholas than she first thought. She is going to have to find a way to win his heart and learn to trust him with her secrets, which is much easier said than done. Jane is also going to have to learn more about her husband and that means getting him to trust her with his secrets too.

Nicholas and Jane are quickly discovering that they what they first started out wanting in their marriage is rapidly changing as they get to know each other better. They are going to have to learn to trust each other before whatever is after Jane can get her and destroy their chance at happiness. The danger just might be a lot closer than Nicholas ever thought and worse than he first thought it was.

This story is an interesting take on the paranormal. With the story line of the satyrs it makes this one really stand out. It takes you back into history while giving that same history a very fun twist. This one keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next and whether the bad guys are going to win or not. This story is very hard to put down once you have started reading it.

I give this one 5 red roses

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