Release Date:August 4, 2009
Book Preview: "Duality"
Dara Khan Androcles is really in over her head this time. From childhood she’s been forced to hide her half-dragon mage fighting skills behind a public persona as a healer. Now, with a traitor and his demon threatening the throne of Safehold, Dara has no choice but to turn reluctant warrior"and seek help.
She strikes a bargain with runaway Elven prince Loren ta Cedric and his sentient, pain-in-the-butt war mare, Hani’ena. Loren’s not only too handsome for Dara’s own good, the powerful empath can see right through to the pain that drives her.
Loren can’t help but feel Dara’s every hurt, physical and emotional. Though his need for her drives him half mad, he must stay his course to see justice done for his people. Even if it means swearing a Life Debt to the distracting mortal.
That vow, made in the heat of their parallel quests, carries more power than either of them guessed. The power to bond the unlikely pair as Life Mates. The power to lay bare the fears and desires that could bind them to a single purpose"or tear them apart.
All the while a demon awaits, ready to destroy all that they hold dear.
Duality is Renee Wildes AWESOME debut publication so she needs a around of aplause!!
Duality gets one of my highest recommendations. This is the first book in the Guardians of the Light series, and it sets the bar very high. This story takes place in a magical world that will enchant you, while horrifying your with the evil let loose in the land.
Dara has had to conceal her half-dragon mage fighting skills behind the guise of a healer. Now a demon threatens all that she cares for and she must find help, and also learn to use her powers to fight this evil. She finds Lauren who is an Elven warrior prince and a powerful empath. His sentient war mare Hani'ena is able to talk with him telepathically. There are many more different magical beings then I could count in this powerful and compelling tale of danger, death, self sacrifice, and heroism.
Do not let all the action and danger fool you though. Renee has given us a story of deep and abiding love. This was an edge of your seat book at its very best. If the second book was already out, I would already be reading it. Duality is a book that you do not want to miss out on.
Reviewed by: Sandie
“Do you always go to dinner armed?”
“I’m armed even in my sleep, warrior. I’ll never be helpless again.” A shadow crossed her face. Fear darkened her eyes.
He hated that fear. Loren pulled her toward him. She trembled but fought to hide it. “Dara, you are safe now. Jalad cannot reach you here. You can handle anything. You are strong, courageous and as beautiful as anyone.” Loren trailed a finger down her cheek. He knew touching her was a mistake, but her skin was so soft… “You shall be fine. I shall be there the entire time.”
She rested her cheek on his chest. “I’d eat in my room. I don’t know anything about royal protocols. I’d not embarrass you, Loren, but I might.”
He reached under her chin and tilted her face up so her worried gaze met his. “You could never embarrass me, Dara.” Another mistake, Lady knew, but this close, Loren needed to kiss her like he needed his next breath. Just for reassurance, he told himself. By the way her eyes darkened, she wanted it too. He leaned in, absorbing her warmth, her scent. Her eyes closed and her lips parted, and he was lost. His own eyes closed the moment his lips touched hers.
He meant to keep it light, consoling. It stayed that way for but a moment afore she melted against him and pulled him closer. She could rail against it all she wanted, but her body did not lie. So soft, so sweet. Her heat fueled his. All thoughts of chivalry flew straight out the window. He stroked his tongue across her lower lip, and after a startled moment she opened her mouth under his. The rush hit him hard.