Synopses & Reviews
My dear reader--
Five years have now passed since the Winter War between the Outlands and Hetar. But Gaius Prospero has not given up his scheme to become emperor, and unexpected tragedy causes Lara to once again heed the pull of her destiny. Finding herself across the sea in a secret new world known as Terah, she discovers that her magical abilities grow greater with each passing day.
Using her newfound powers, Lara lifts an ancient curse from the men of Terah, earning its ruler's gratitude--and his deep and passionate love. Magnus Hauk has never known a woman like Lara, and his fascination leads him to venture back across the sea with her to prevent another war. There, however, the ruler of Terah learns that betrayal is an everyday commodity; nothing is exactly what it seems in beautiful, sinister Hetar. And the lovers attract the animosity of Prospero, a dangerous enemy to have. For power, dear reader, does corrupt absolutely.
This tale continues to unfold within the corridors of my imagination. I hope you will enjoy Lara's further adventures as she continues to seek out her true destiny. I know I am enjoying writing it for you.
"Small's newest novel is a sexily fantstical romp."
--Publishers Weekly on THE SORCERCESS OF BELMAIR
"Rich in colorful characters, brimming over with Small's unique sense of erotic passion and a plot filled with mystery, the fourth title in the series is another masterpiece."
--RT Book Reivews on THE SORCERESS OF BELMAIR, Top Pick!
"Small is not only a queen of erotic/adventure historicals, with the fifth book in the World of Hetar series, she is a grand mistress of erotic fantasy...With this newest story, the author demonstrates that we can 'have it all.'"
--RT Book Reviews on THE SHADOW QUEEN, Top Pick!
From one of the original masters of romance,
New York Times and
USA TODAY bestselling author Bertrice Small invites you back to the magical, sensual world of Hetar.
The time of peace is over. After the murder of her husband, Larahalf faerie, half humanmust leave the home she has made in the Outlands and follow the destiny that has long called her. Using her brilliant sword and even sharper mind, Lara must journey toward the coast, seeking alliances to protect the future of her land. But when treachery binds her once more in chains, the green-eyed beauty is taken far beyond the world she knows. Only there will she discover that destiny has a mind of its ownand that true passion knows no boundaries.
About the Author
The author of more than fifty historical, fantasy and erotic romance novels, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Bertrice Small lives on the North Fork of the East End of Long Island with her husband and two overfed felines. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America and RWA’s PAN and PASIC. Bertrice Small is the recipient of numerous awards and was honored as a Pioneer of Romance by RT Book Reviews.