by Bertrice Small

April 2009
ISBN: 978-0-373-77368-8
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In this latest chapter in the life of Lara, the half-faerie Domina of Terah, the destiny of a nation lies in her hands. With the sudden death of her beloved husband Magnus Hauk, Lara must fulfill Magnus’ final request and be the shadow queen behind the throne of Terah. Prince Taj may be the beloved heir to the throne, but he is yet too young to rule and he knows it. Terah has many enemies who would take any opportunity to seize the rich land for their own.

Lord Jonah of Hetar has long sought the right time to gain a foothold in Terah and he does so through Lara’s daughter Zagiri. But Hetar is not the only watchful eye on Terah and Lara’s children. Someone from the Dark Lands is trying to influence the current instability in Hetar. And what of Kolbein and Kolgrim the twin sons Lara bore for Kol, the Twilight Lord? If the Dark Lands are once more making a bid to spread their evil across Hetar will Lara be able to fight her own children?

The world of Hetar reappears in all its vivid beauty and magic to draw readers further into the intriguing tale of Lara. As we have come to expect from Bertrice Small strong characters, exquisitely detailed settings, incredibly passionate love scenes and edge-of-your-seat suspense drive this incredible book. If you are addicted to this series the way I am, you will not be disappointed. New readers better clear their schedules and four more spaces on their shelves for the other books in series. Enjoy!

Reviewed in March 2009 by Cynthia.

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