by Bertrice Small

June 2005
ISBN: 0-373-77026-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Trade Paperback

Book one of the World of Hetar series.

Hetar is a world full of soul-stirring beauty, immense pleasure, and hidden dangers. It thrives on appearance of perfect order and civilized conduct. A sense of order, of rightness, sustains its inhabitants in their isolated societies. However, change is just beyond the horizon and when it sweeps across the land Hetar will never be the same. At the heart of this change lies the destiny of one young woman, Lara, the half-faerie daughter of John Swiftsword.

Born in the City, the very civilized heart of Hetar, Lara journeys into the darkest depths of her world to discover forgotten truths and a love that will stand against the test of time and distance. She will learn that all is not perfect in the heart of Hetar as it would seem. Rebellion is brewing in the wild untamed Outlands, a place of magic, mystery, and power. However, it is the power of love that will shape Hetarís, and Laraís destiny.

Lara is the newest epic romance from that grande dame of romance, Bertrice Small. This beautiful, romantic fantasy is a perfect example of Ms. Small's versatility and talent. Lara brims over with power and magic. From the beginning to the end you will enjoy this tale of strength, power, magic, and love. Lara is just one of those books I wish I could give more than five roses.


Reviewed in May 2005 by Cynthia.

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