Hearts and Swords: Four Original Stories of Celta

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Four original novellas from the author of Heart Search.

Award-winning author Robin D. Owens returns to the futuristic world of Celta with four original romantic fantasies as four different couples find their HeartMates and their destinies on Celta.

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Overview

Four original novellas from the author of Heart Search.

Award-winning author Robin D. Owens returns to the futuristic world of Celta with four original romantic fantasies as four different couples find their HeartMates and their destinies on Celta.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this charming quartet of romance shorts, Owens expands her futuristic fantasy universe of Celta (Heart Search, etc.), filling in the backstories of the worlds and people therein. “Heart and Sword” follows a starship colonist who finds himself unexpectedly tasked with choosing a planet to settle. ”Heart Story” focuses on mature lovers destined to be HeartMates, who meet for the first time in decades and attempt to overcome pains of youth and an ancient family feud. In the collection’s strongest piece, “Heart and Soul,” an unconventional young woman reforges herself during a Halloween/Samhain celebration and creates the nucleus of a new family. In “Noble Heart,” a man undergoing a late development of his psychic abilities is assisted in his transition by an attractive woman with issues of her own. Owens’s characters thrive on their emotional connections, and their stories are both pleasurable and moving. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Bowing to reader requests, Owens has gifted her fans with a stunning quartet of Celta-linked pieces (three novellas and a short story) that include everything from the long-awaited tale of the colonization of Celta to the rare raising of a commoner to the noble ranks. A ship's captain must deal with mutiny and treachery in his efforts to find a livable planet in "Heart and Sword," a novella that beautifully lays the foundation for many of the concepts in the novels to come. In the humor-laced "Heart Story," a woman is reunited with her true HeartMate after 25 years apart, but past anger and present challenges threaten their relationship. A noblewoman tarnished by scandal and divorce carves out a new, simpler, more satisfying life for herself but is still wary of men in the touching "Heart and Soul"; and, in "Noble Heart," a commoner with uncommon Flair for dealing with people struggles with his heritage and all it means. VERDICT Four compelling stories answer questions, fill in some blanks, reprise characters, and add new dimension to Owens's fascinating Heart Universe in this must-read for series fans. It's also a good way for the curious to sample planet Celta's intriguing, magical culture. Owens (Heart Search) lives in the Denver area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425243411
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Celta Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 739,025
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin D. Owens is an award-winning author. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Very good for fans of the series

    This book is a collection of 4 stories which span time from the finding of Celta to current events following secondary characters from the series. Some are excellent, while some are merely good. I would recommend it to fans of the series, but not as a starting point for new readers.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Worth buying!!

    It is always nice to read the "smaller" stories that answer questions about the more minor characters. PLUS, getting a "back" story about the journey to Celta was great!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    great continuation of series

    This title is part of the celta series and would not make too much sense with out having some back story. If you have read some past storys this is a must to have to find out about some earlyer stories. I was quite happy that this auther went back and tied up those loose ends, now if she would do the rest of them :).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

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    Fabulous!

    Loved every story in this book...as I do all of her Celta books. A definite must-read, in my opinion!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Excellent stories. A must read for Robin D. Owens fans.

    I really enjoyed Hearts and Swords. Celta is a very interesting world and I particularly liked the followup of previous books. I can’t wait for the next story. I am hoping Vinnie’s story will be next. Robin D. Owens is an original and creative writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Great book in the seris

    I really like the first story best since it gave you background as to why and how they got to celta.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Spelling, grammar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    The Weeping Cherry of Ebony Street - 1

    Chapter 1<br>
    Leo<p>


    FIVE MINUITES. That's how far away we moved. I counted. FIVE MINUITES. Why did we have to move? Well, I don't know, ask my parents. Here's reason #1. To move me to a different school district. Reason #2. To leave our dog behind. 'No dogs in Rose Garden Eastates! Nah nah nah!' Gosh. Reason #3. To move into a OLD DIRTY JAIL OF A HOUSE. Yeah, it's big, but that's all it's got. Chipped paint, dust all over the floor, cob webs, the whoke deal. And I HAVE TO LIVE IN IT. Wow. What selfish parents.<p>


    "Leo! Common!" My mother called from the window. <br>
    I was just getting to be able to climb this tree!<br>
    "Don't you want to come and see the new house?" She called,pushing away the grbbing jands of my baby brothers.<br>
    "I'm fine, mom. Just, ah... climbing this here tree," I said, patting the bark. She shook her head and went to go lug another suitcase or box ti it's respective room.<p>

    The sky was startig to turn grey. Night was coming, and I still didn't want to go inside. No WAY I was sleeping in that old thing. You're crazy. I must have to anyways though. Right? <p>


    Tell me what you think! Four reveiws, and I move on!<p>


    [Yes. This is a redo of the story at 'twisted.']<p>


    ~Devine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Very nice

    But spellcheck, and really, Jordan, stick to rum and girls, and leve the writing to people who are good at it. Lite this woman here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    LOVE IT.... helps you with other characters from past books.

    Good read for those who have read about these characers in the series. Also helps with an understanding of how they have PSI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Love!

    This was awesome! Love Celta & this different look at Robin's world. Hope it will tide me iver until book #12!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Great for those who like fantasy and romance

    If you like McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey, try this series out!

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