Dreamspinner (Nine Kingdoms Series #7)

Dreamspinner (Nine Kingdoms Series #7)

by Lynn Kurland

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland’s enthralling Nine Kingdoms saga brings together a weaver’s apprentice and the son of a mage, both fighting to save the Nine Kingdoms from peril.

Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life—and her country's safety—will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier.

Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Rùnach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight.  And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change...

Until Rùnach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice,  and that some battles must be fought. 

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the novels of the Nine Kingdoms

“Kurland deftly mixes innocent romance with adventure in a tale that will leave readers eager for the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly


“The exciting story line is fast-paced from the onset…Lynn Kurland spins another fabulous fantasy.”—Genre Go Round Reviews

“One of the strongest fantasy novels welcoming in the new year.”—Fresh Fiction

“Captured my interest from the very first page…Lynn Kurland’s time travel series might occupy a favored place on my shelves, but I think she truly shines in the Nine Kingdom books.”—Night Owl Reviews 

Kirkus Reviews

Aisling, a weaver's apprentice, meets Rùnach, a simple soldier, on a quest to find a swordsman to save her homeland; but even sheltered Aisling can see that Rùnach is more than he pretends, and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that the world is not as she's been told--and neither is she. When Aisling of Bruadair is forced into a quest she didn't ask for but must complete under pain of death, she finds an expansive, magical world she never dreamed existed. Weak and vulnerable, she catches the attention of a wounded hero right out of the storybooks of myth and legend, scarred-yet-handsome Rùnach, who takes her under his wing and guides her from one grand, mysterious location to the next. While he claims to be a simple soldier, he has pretty manners and inexplicably knows rulers and leaders in each venue. But as one who must guard her own wealth of secrets, she is loath to demand he share his. Nonetheless, as they journey from one awe-inspiring destination to another, searching for answers to continually mounting questions, Aisling understands that there are people who would see her companion dead. The most recent segment to the popular Nine Kingdoms series, this book pairs an unassuming, naïve heroine with an elven prince who is healing from deep injuries. The story and the characters are compelling from the first page, and as Aisling and Rùnach grow to trust and depend on each other, devotion blossoms into a sweet, quiet love. A complicated, magical world is the backdrop for this fantasy romance--in-depth fantasy, low-key romance--but Kurland's superb writing, entrancing storytelling and vast imagination keep us tuned in and engaged. A rather abrupt ending is a great introduction to the next book but a vaguely unsatisfying resolution to this one. An intriguing, delightful romantic fantasy with epic fairy-tale elements; fascinating, well-drawn characters and vibrant descriptions of magical situations and locations reinforce a vivid, enchanting narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425262191
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Series: Nine Kingdoms Series , #7
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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