Lone Star Magicby Karen Whiddon
Broad shoulders and chiseled features set Prince Alrick of Rune apart from all but his twin brother. Both Fae princes are accomplished horsemen, swordsmen and seducers. So in the hope of becoming sole heir, Alrick accepts a quest to another time and another place, to save a Texan beauty whose recent widowing has made it well-nigh impossible to maintain her ranch.
Broad shoulders and chiseled features set Prince Alrick of Rune apart from all but his twin brother. Both Fae princes are accomplished horsemen, swordsmen and seducers. So in the hope of becoming sole heir, Alrick accepts a quest to another time and another place, to save a Texan beauty whose recent widowing has made it well-nigh impossible to maintain her ranch. And now Carly Roberts is threatened by dark sorcery. Alrick will protect her, he swears, for the sake of his world. Fate brought them together. Fate and …LONE STAR MAGIC
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LONE STAR MAGIC Author: Karen Whiddon Publisher: Love Spell Published: November 2005 Rating:4 Stars Type: Contemporary Romance (Time Travel) Widowed rancher Carly Roberts is having enough trouble trying to run her Texas ranch without a mystical warlord from the future attempting to kill her. At first, she refuses to believe the strange tale that the handsome, if strangely dressed, stranger tells. But after he stops a fireball and rescues her livestock, Carly reconsiders. Alrick of Rune is one of twin brothers destined for the throne of Rune, the fae realm beyond the human veil. Alrick's father, the king, has sent him on a dangerous and vital quest. According to their mage, Carly is the destined mother of the child that will save both the human and fae worlds in the future. The warlord is determined to prevent this and is breaking back through time and the veil to try to kill Carly. Complicating Alrick's mission is the fact that any magic he uses in the human realm has consequences in the form of earthquakes or wild weather. The fate of the two worlds now lies with Carly and Alrick. Time travel and fairy magic blend together seamlessly in Whiddon's new action-packed tale of romance and destiny. The fantasy is rich and the characters compelling, which add up to lots of reading pleasure! (Nov., 368 pp., $6.99)
Recently widowed Texas rancher Carly Roberts sees the strangely garbed man before she looks up to observe in panic a fireball heading her way. Prince Alrick deflects the fiery menace from her, but absorbs it himself. He lies badly hurt on the ground thinking he was lucky that the Warlock was not nearby to finish the job by first killing him and then the human who destiny has named as the only person that can save his race, the Fae of Rune. --- The Warlord coming from the distant future also knows this and wants Carly dead before she gives birth to the savior. Alrick is willing to die to keep her safe from the dark sorcery, but also knows that the use of magic on this plane causes ¿natural¿ upheavals like earthquakes. What this person from the future does not know is that he will fall in love with the woman he swore to protect as he is part of her destiny. --- Mixing time travel with fantasy LONE STAR MAGIC is an enchanting tale. The lead couple is a fine pairing while the villain is a powerful foe who has no compunctions about using magic in the Lone Star state. Fans will appreciate Karen Whiddon¿s latest magic show that is mindful of the Terminator but in a romantic fantasy story line. --- Harriet Klausner