The League of Illusion: Destiny

The League of Illusion: Destiny

by Vivi Anna
     
 

The conclusion to the League of Illusion trilogy

Five years ago, Sebastian Davenport tried to go back in time to reverse a fatal mistake, but found himself trapped in another reality. Unaware of the jeopardy facing his family and the League of Illusion, he gave up his magic for a quiet life as a blacksmith. Quiet, until a monstrous three-headed

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The conclusion to the League of Illusion trilogy

Five years ago, Sebastian Davenport tried to go back in time to reverse a fatal mistake, but found himself trapped in another reality. Unaware of the jeopardy facing his family and the League of Illusion, he gave up his magic for a quiet life as a blacksmith. Quiet, until a monstrous three-headed goddess of war called the morrigan comes to town…

Seeing Sebastian poised to charge the goddess, healer Drea Blairwood has no choice but to hit him over the head to stop him. Nursing the mysterious outsider back to health afterward is just an added benefit. She knows he's hiding something about his past, but has no idea what kind of adventure awaits them both.

Sebastian has no desire to risk the life of anyone else, let alone someone as enticing as Drea. But after militant elves kidnap Drea, Sebastian needs to find a way to reclaim his magic. The fate of the League—and the world—hangs in the balance.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Sebastian Davenport, oldest of the Davenports and in line to lead the League of Illusion, has been lost for five years after being stranded in another reality. Having given up magic to pursue life as a village blacksmith, Sebastian has no idea that the fate of his family and the league rests in his hands. Those hands are suddenly full when the three-headed goddess called the morrigan comes to his village—would have been if local healer Drea Blairwood hadn’t hit him over the head to stop him from confronting the goddess. Drea knows there is more to Sebastian’s story than he will tell, but he is determined not to let the escalating attraction between them result in losing another person he cares about. When Sebastian’s former life invades his new world and his brothers arrive to “rescue” him, Sebastian knows that he will have to reclaim his past to preserve the future of the league, both worlds, and his growing love for Drea.

Verdict The final installment in Anna’s trilogy (after League of Illusion: Legacy and League of Illusion: Prophecy) leads to a satisfying climax to the Davenports’ stories. A terrific mix of fantasy and romance that will please readers.—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Memorial Lib., Easthampton, MA
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426895593
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Series:
League of Illusion
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
643,193
File size:
278 KB

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The darkness of the night hid most things but as Sebastian made his way down the cobbled street by the Whistling Pig tavern, he could still make out the two men crouching behind a wagon. They were thieves, most likely, or why would two grown men hide in the wake of another's passing? Drink probably spurred them on. By the sounds coming from inside the wooden building, the party was in full swing.

On another night, Sebastian might have joined in the revelry, but he had other pressing matters to attend to. He sensed something colossal was about to happen and he needed to prepare.

He'd been having dreams of his brother Rhys lately. Long, strange dreams of a man grown, not the one he'd last seen five years prior. It could mean only one thing—Rhys had found a way to open the portal.

Maybe he could finally go home. Five years was a long time to be stuck in an alternate world without family, without a sense of who he truly was.

As Sebastian neared the wagon, his hand went to the hilt of the short sword in the sheath fastened around his waist. It was something he'd forged himself in the smithy.

"Lads, you best be staying where you are," he said to the crouched men. "I've not time to play with you this evening."

The two popped up from their hiding spot and came around the wagon.

"Yer sure do talk fancy for a blacksmith," one of them said.

Sebastian recognized the men from around the village. Drunkards and bullies the both of them. The one who spoke was Tomas. Sebastian had dealt with him one time before when the lout had been harassing the healer's daughter, Drea Blairwood. One late night, he'd dragged him into an alleyway and made sure Tomas never even looked at Drea again. Now he was just out robbing folk.

"I suggest you boys go back inside the tavern and have another drink."

"Or else what, blacksmith?" Tomas glanced at his friend and they both sniggered.

Shaking his head, Sebastian moved on past the two men. He didn't have time for this kind of distraction. He had to prepare for his brother's arrival. He was becoming more and more certain every second that it was going to happen that night. He could feel it in the air. A monumental change was approaching.

Tomas stepped in front of him, scratching at the scruff on his chin. "You forgot to pay the tithe to pass this way. How much was it again, Martin?"

The smaller man rubbed at his bulbous nose. "Five silver."

"That's right, five silver." Tomas poked Sebastian in the chest. "Pay the tithe or face the consequences."

Sebastian took in the two men, sizing them up. He could've easily conjured a spell which would've taken them both out with one powerful blast of magic. But he refrained from using his power. Since arriving in this world some five years ago, he could count on one hand the number of times he'd used his magic. And it had never been against someone. He'd learned too well the power he had. It was the reason he'd ended up in this place to begin with. To atone for his misuse.

He considered paying the men the five silver to avoid an inevitable fight, but five silver was a lot of money to him in this world. Back in the other world, in nineteenth century London, he'd been a rich man, the heir to the Davenport fortune. But here he was a simple blacksmith who worked his fingers bloody for one silver piece a day.

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Meet the Author

Vivi Anna is an award-winning, multi-published Canadian author. She's written paranormal romance, urban fantasy, scifi, and young adult under the name Tawny Stokes.  Since 2003, she’s published close to 23 books for New York publishers such as Harlequin. She’s also independently published several projects on her own.

Vivi is also a screenwriter and TV writer and is one of the co-founders of #TVwriterchat.

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