The Mage's Daughter (Nine Kingdoms Series #2)

The Mage's Daughter (Nine Kingdoms Series #2)

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by Lynn Kurland
     
 

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Lynn Kurland’s trilogy of love, intrigue, and fantastic destiny continues as a female mercenary fights for her life, her future, and the one man who can save her…

Darkness in the kingdom…

Neroche is under assault by a magic that has stripped its king of his powers and unleashed nightmarish creatures in a war of evil in which

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Lynn Kurland’s trilogy of love, intrigue, and fantastic destiny continues as a female mercenary fights for her life, her future, and the one man who can save her…

Darkness in the kingdom…

Neroche is under assault by a magic that has stripped its king of his powers and unleashed nightmarish creatures in a war of evil in which Morgan of Melksham is fighting for her life. Recovering from a near-fatal attack, Morgan realizes that she must decide between two fates: that of being a simple shieldmaiden or accepting her heritage as an elven princess. If only she could ignore that she was the daughter of the perilous black mage of Ceangail…

Magic in the blood…

Duty bound to aid his king, Miach of Neroche is torn between what his responsibilities demand and what his heart desires. He is willing to risk his life to rescue Morgan from the darkness that haunts her, but he must do so at the peril of his realm. Forced to choose between love and the burden of his mantle, Miach sets out on his most deadly quest ever.

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Praise for Lynn Kurland

"[Kurland] consistently delivers the kind of stories readers dream about."--The Oakland Press

"Kurland deftly mixes innocent romance with adventure.”--Publishers Weekly

"Poetic grace and a wickedly subtle sense of humor."--Booklist

Library Journal

The poisonous magic that began its insidious attack on the kingdom of Neroche in Star of the Morning, the first book in Kurland's "Nine Kingdoms" trilogy, is growing stronger. Shieldmaiden Morgan of Melksham struggles to recover from a near miss with death and come to terms with her unexpected-and unwanted-magical heritage, and Archmage Miach of Neroche is hard-pressed to keep the evil at bay long enough to find its source and the means to destroy it. Powerful magic, ancient spells, old enmities, and dangerous secrets underpin the intricate plot of this engrossing, lyrically descriptive tale that contrasts hideous evil with tender, heart-wrenching love, tempers it with gentle humor, and serves it up with an adventurous flair. Although Miach and Morgan make progress in their quest to dispel the evil, it is the depth of their love-the romantic scenes are magical-that is the highlight of this exceptionally well-done novel. However, as part of a series and with too many threads left unresolved, the story might disappoint some readers who would prefer that it stand on its own. Kurland is a multipublished author in various romance subgenres.


—Kristin Ramsdell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425254837
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Nine Kingdoms Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
179,369
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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