Ms. Welfonder continues her penchant for penning romances that touch the heart. I have lost
count of the books I have read from this awesome lady, but I have to tell readers, Gelis and
Raven's story is one of a kind. The sensuality abounds, the repartee between two ancient mages,
and the humor that relieves the darkness of evil make this an astounding and worthy read of
Scottish myths and love.
Lady Gelis, daughter of the House of MacKenzie, wants a husband. When she invokes magic to
test the waters of her future, she finds a man who needs love, and the keeper of her heart. Not
knowing how she will become his, she is astonished to learn she is to be his
betrothed—although against her father's better judgment. Once she steps foot inside Castle
Dare, she finds herself involved with the forces of Darkness. Evil threatens the man she loves,
and she will do anything to stop it from taking Raven's life.
Ronan, or The Raven as his clansmen call him, wants to break the curse his ancestor caused
when he stole the Raven Stone from the Druids. Since the thievery incident, his family has been
plagued with tragedy. Ronan lost two wives to the curse and now fears his bonnie Gelis will
perish also. While he tries to keep her safe, he is witness to her second sight of past and
future events—a gift that leads them both into danger. When he feels all he loves could
be destroyed with a wave of magic, Gelis' love and strength bolsters him into believing love
can tame spirits, slay evil, and turn his life of gloom and dread into a blend of love and hope.