Date: November 2003
159279 (Electronic) 159279 (Paperback)
Reviewed: Paperback (Advance Review Copy)
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Romance/ Dark Fantasy
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Very graphic scenes of violence;
best viewed by a mature audience.
Shadowlord, No. 1
destinies were entwined . . .
Lykopis is the leader of a group of Amazeen women warriors. When
she learns two of her members have been captured by the fearful
Rysalians, she hopes to avoid war by volunteering to rescue them
herself. Her journey leads her to an inn for food and shelter, where
she finds herself drawn to a dark and mysterious man. She is puzzled
at why this man seems familiar; it as though they have met at another
time and place. She learns that his name is Lord Jaelan Ben-Ashaman,
and he is a Shadowlord. His position holds much influence and power
and he is feared by many. She knows this alley could prove invaluable
if she could convince him to join her crusade. At what sacrifice
is she willing to make to gain the support of this mighty warrior?
life has been filled with unspeakable pain and soul-drenching sorrow.
There has been one person who he felt he owed his life to - for
she had sacrificed her own love and happiness to grant him the ability
to live. Her selfless act of kindness on that one fateful day has
burned an image that still resides in his memory. He immediately
recognized Aradia Lykopis when he entered the inn, for she was the
same one that had been in his dreams, thoughts, and unrestricted
heart. Although she tried to disguise her identity, his inner soul
recognized her as the woman who was responsible for his very existence.
He felt compelled to learn what had brought her to this forbidden
land. He is surprised when she seeks him out and asks for his help
to save her captured Amazeen friends. He knows this is a prime opportunity
to keep her in his life forever. In exchange for his services, the
price he requires is for her to be joined with him through all eternity.
Will the love he has finally found deliver death and destruction
to his doorstep?
over thirty books in print in various types of romance categories,
I am thoroughly convinced any new reader that wishes to branch out
of their normal reading pattern should start with a Charlotte Boyett-Compo
book. Being new to Dark Fantasy Romance, I didn't know what to expect,
or if I would enjoy this type of new reading adventure. As I turned
the pages of ShadowWind: Book 1 - The Shadowlord, I knew
without a doubt; I found myself captured by these mesmerizing characters
that Charlotte Boyett-Compo alone can so uniquely create. ShadowWind:
Book 1 - The Shadowlord is a gripping tale filled with vibrant
conflict and intense drama. Readers will find themselves impatiently
waiting for the next installment in this unforgettable saga. This
remarkable tale of selfless love will long live on in the hearts
and minds of readers. Very highly recommended.