have all expressed frustration in our hectic lives by saying, "take me
delights us with a tale of where “away” could take you. Melodie may
be insecure, but she is not a wimp. JarDan may be future king, but
he is not a bully. Their personalities captivate you and carry you with
them in an enchanting fantasy of love and life on another world.
first reaction to her rescue is a mix of joy and confusion. When
she wakes the next day and realizes it is not a dream – she does what any
self-respecting heroine would do – she becomes hysterical and demands to
go home. As she told the ship's doctor – it didn't matter that JarDan
married her (she was asleep for pity's sake!). It did not matter that over
the years they had adjusted their culture to be more acceptable to the
women of Earth that had joined them -- she wanted to go home!
has known from the start that Melodie is the one the fates have chosen
for him. Melodie is not so sure. She is too busy at first adjusting
to the changes and JarDan’s foster sister, Tiana’s animosity to sort through
her feelings for JarDan. How can a farm girl know how act like
a princess? She soon agrees that she WILL be able to build a life
at Tor and lets her love grow for JarDan.
concerned with Melodie’s adjustment, JarDan is occupied with the plot that
was discovered when there was an attempt on her life. Marandoni,
the wizard, believed dead, now seems to be intent on destroying the House
betrayal leads Melodie and JarDan into the trap set by Marandoni.
Melodie is too pregnant to feel like a warrior queen, and JarDan needs
something to help fight a wizard's power to save his love and their world.
Cy Korte /
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