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Resenting the Hero (Moira J. Moore Hero Series #1)
     

Resenting the Hero (Moira J. Moore Hero Series #1)

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by Moira J. Moore
 

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In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives…

Whether they like it or not.

Since she was a child, Dunleavy Mallorough has

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In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives…

Whether they like it or not.

Since she was a child, Dunleavy Mallorough has been nurturing her talents as a Shield, preparing for her day of bonding. Unfortunately, fate decrees Lee’s partner to be the legendary, handsome, and unbearably self-assured Lord Shintaro Karish. Sure, he cuts a fine figure with his aristocratic airs and undeniable courage. But Karish’s popularity and notoriety—in bed and out—make him the last Source Lee ever wanted to be stuck with.

The duo is assigned to High Scape, a city so besieged by disaster that seven bonded pairs are needed to combat it. But when an inexplicable force strikes down every other Source and Shield, Lee and Karish must put aside their differences in order to defeat something even more unnatural than their reluctant affections for each other…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441013883
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Moira J. Moore Hero Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
670,022
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Resenting the Hero 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I came across this by accident, but so very happy I picked it up. As a college student I don't have much time for fun reading, but this book looked good. Not a 900 page beast like I am used to. I loved it. The story never slowed down and I was very suprised with the ending. I can't wait for the next one. With a busy life the witty humor was a nice break from reality. I can't help but miss the young duo already and can't help that despite all her protests Lee would get herself into a lot of trouble without Taro. So much for the quite life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
By following the 'if you like this you might like this' links I stumbled upon Resenting the Hero. Luckily for me, I didn't let the misleading/tacky cover scare me off. I haven't even finished reading it yet and I'm off the to buy the next one(which also has a cheesy cover).
harstan More than 1 year ago
Their ancestors landed on a planet that had more natural and dangerous disasters than they could cope with so many left while the hardy ones stayed. Over time, the Source came into being men and women who could control the disasters and make them dissipate. Shields came into being to protect the mind and body of the Source otherwise they would die from an overload of energy to their body.------ Dunleavy Mallorough has studied for years to become a Shield and now has a chance to be bonded with her Source. The two candidates she doesn¿t want as her Source are Steven Creol who is said to be cruel and has never been able to bond with a Shield and Karish, an aristocratic hedonist, as the rumors go. Unfortunately, the bond between Shield and Source steps into place for Karish and Dunleavy. They are sent on their first assignment to Highscape, a city with many natural disasters and seven bound pairs of Sources and Shields to keep things stable. Dunleavy does her best to keep Karish and his winning personality at a distance but in spite of herself, she learns to care for him. When he is kidnapped a friend of hers discovers where he was taken only to discover that she has walked into a trap and if she can¿t get out of it, thousands will die.------ This incredible romantic fantasy will appeal equally to fans of both genres. The sexual tension between the two protagonists is so strong that readers will feel sparks fly off the pages. The hero and heroine are strangely likeable with one filled with excess pride and the other a confirmed sensualist. There are a lot of surprises in store for the audience as the Source and the Shield learn there are more to their powers than they were trained to use.------ Harriet Klausner
spiderlily1012 More than 1 year ago
One of the worst books I ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started out really good. It's a really good, pretty new and interesting premise. The problem started about 100 pages in. The author took everything that was good and creative and new about the story and pretty much put it by the wayside. It become an incidental part of the story. And whereas in the beginning when the story is cool the personalities of the main characters were something that you could deal with, the worse the story gets, the more it resembles a lot of other things that I have read, the worse the personalities of the characters get. This could have been something really good but the main character was getting on my nerves by the end and the story could have been so much better if it wasn't all about political intrigue and a megalomaniac trying to take over the world.
Tamora_PierceSYR More than 1 year ago
Ignore the cover. This is a fairly serious story of two of a system of defenders of the realm--Sources, who provide the power that protects, heals, or fights, and Shields, who protect their Sources from attack and keep them from over-extending their abilities. The young female shield has just been bound to a Source with a bad reputation for bed-jumping, and she's determined not to be his latest conquest. He in turn is well protected against letting anyone getting to know the real him. It will be a miracle if they can work together when a new threat, unlike any ever seen before, attacks out of the blue.
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DIFFERENT!
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Series That I highly recommend to All.
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Hmr28 More than 1 year ago
I love all of the books in this series. There is not one that is a clunker.
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