From the moment Taden rescues Nathaniel from the Sutherlin soldiers’ torture, he finds himself caught in the gaze of the most beautiful eyes he’s ever seen; amazing eyes that hold him thrilled and confused. The Sutherlins are planning to invade the beautiful Tahon Valley, but as Taden secrets Nathaniel from their reach, he finds himself drawn to the young man. Not only does he feel the urge to protect him, but he feels an ache he hasn’t felt in many long years.
Nathaniel claims to be a traveler from a distant continent, saying he comes in peace. True or not, the youth has powers beyond anything Taden has seen—control over men and animals and the very weather. Taden falls hard for the strange traveler, protecting him not only from the Sutherlins but from his own mistrustful people, who don’t understand Nathaniel’s powers and accuse him of being a witch…
As the book started, I immediately had a hard time understanding what was going on. This is a different world with different “lands” and they don’t exactly get along. So when Taden finds Nathaniel being abused by Sutherlin, I was confused later when it seems Nathaniel’s cousin is hunting him and a young woman down.
Taden seemed like a very upstanding, older gentleman who wants to find love after spending so long taking care of others. Nathaniel seems to return the feelings, but then his cousin threw images into Taden’s mind and I just got plain confused as to what was going on.
After a while I just started skimming the book and eventually just put it down. Sorry to say, it just didn’t grab my interest. The story was more complicated than could be held in a short story and without back story I just found it boring to read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write her tales. There’s something about being cooped up in the house while it pours rain outside and a fire crackles on the hearth inside that kindles her imagination. Dianne lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which she says is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
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