The Story of Odette: The Swanmaiden's Tale [NOOK Book]

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It began as a short story "Wing of the Swan" in the story collection Sexy Beast VI and it continues here, in The Story of Odette.

As the swan maiden’s daughter, Odette was orphaned at a young age when the forces of Charles Martel laid siege to her village and tribe. Left helpless to the whims of a vengeful half-sister, Vanda. Some years later, however, Odette’s fortune changed when Vanda’s sympathetic husband escorted her into the refuge of ...
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The Story of Odette: The Swanmaiden's Tale

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Overview

It began as a short story "Wing of the Swan" in the story collection Sexy Beast VI and it continues here, in The Story of Odette.

As the swan maiden’s daughter, Odette was orphaned at a young age when the forces of Charles Martel laid siege to her village and tribe. Left helpless to the whims of a vengeful half-sister, Vanda. Some years later, however, Odette’s fortune changed when Vanda’s sympathetic husband escorted her into the refuge of fabled Athla. It is a realm sacred to the gods, where only a few mortals are allowed entrance - and the power-hungry Vanda is not among them.

Odette now finds the acceptance and love she’s always craved and upon entering adulthood she is also educated in Athla’s sacred disciplines of passion and surrender. Unknown to Odette, however, Vanda has pledged her aid to the vampire priests of Loki who want the swan maiden’s daughter to sacrifice to their deity. To this dark end Vanda recruits a handsome soldier named Cu’lugh to enter Athla’s borders and bring Odette back. Cu’lugh sets off to Athla, ignorant of Vanda’s true motives and the dire fate intended for his quarry.

But what neither the vampires nor Vanda know is that Loki seeks more than a mere sacrifice. This father of lies and chaos awaits release from his ancient prison and to exact revenge on the gods who confined him there. Killing Odette is only the first step in Loki’s malevolent agenda –to destroy hope, happiness and love forever in the world of mankind.

Portions of this book were previously published by the title Ravished Wings by the author writing as Maria O. Perry.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014698733
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 534 KB

Meet the Author

Anya Howard is a native of Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University, where she majored in history. Since childhood Anya has had an avid interest in the paranormal. As a Norse pagan priestess, her stories and novels are often inspired by European folk tales and legends. Her titles have been published through Kensington Aphrodisia, Hustler Fantasies, Red Rose Publishing, and Smashwords. Anya lives with her husband and their youngest children near the picturesque Smokey Mountains.
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  • Posted August 8, 2012

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    I expected this novel to be the typical simplistic erotica but i

    I expected this novel to be the typical simplistic erotica but it is so much more! The plot is a mesmerizing blend of high fantasy and luscious romance. The character of Odette is a submissive with a strong spirit and the hero won my heart with his earnest courage. Although I don't read much bondage literature I definitely fell in love with the compelling storyline in The Story of Odette. It is an unforgettable and literary tale with rich characterization and an epic plot, and one I am sure will make an impression on readers of seductive fantasy.

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