A Fateful Dream. . .
Since childhood, Ariana Levesque has been haunted by a strange, frightening dream about a handsome young man and a dark, foreboding castle. But after a gypsy fortune-teller divines a perilous destiny, Ariana find herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue that began over two hundred years before she was born.
A Hazardous Quest
After witnessing his father's nefarious murder, Malcolm Blackfriars makes a shocking discovery: his family lies under a baleful curse, and their shadowed past conceals a multitude of dark secrets. With his own life in jeopardy, Malcolm ventures upon a hazardous quest to learn the truth about his cryptic heritage.
A Ninefold Key
Ariana and Malcolm are fated to meet and fall passionately in love. But will their desperate search for a ninefold key unlock the deadly secrets of their past or utterly destroy them both?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ok..So I have read almost three chapters and I am so confused. I just don't understand why she felt she had to start the book like that. All that could of been added later. Set the main characters up first. Im confused and very frustrated. Dont bother. Luckily I got the book from the library.
In 1835 Malcolm Ramsey watches a stranger kill his father and uncle. Malcolm, his mom, his aunt and his two cousins escape. The family splits up to keep the children safe with his mom and aunt each taking a special crucifix with them. Elizabeth and Marcus travel to London where they change their name to Blackfriers. In 1848 junior journeyman mapmaker Marcus sells three maps of the Castle Dundragon area. He mentions to his mom what he sold and she says that the current owner killed his father and uncle thirteen years ago over a lost scarab stolen from Egypt by a late seventeenth century ancestor. She gives him her crucifix as a key to finding the lost scarab.---- In London, Marcus saves Ariana Levesque from a runaway coach. They like each other, but he has no title except the dangerous Ramsey link and that seems futile. Still Ariana and Marcus begin meeting in a nearby park. As they fall in love, their pasts, which intersected until 1835 surfaces. Both know something must be done to unravel the secrets behind the NINEFOLD KEY and its scarab that has destroyed Marcus¿ ancestors since Viscount Ramsey took the scarab in 1669 Egypt.---- Fans of historical romantic suspense with a touch of Egyptology will appreciate THE NINEFOLD KEY, a fascinating work that keeps reader interest starting from page one because the audience wants to know more about the scarab and the ¿nine keys¿. The ensemble cast contains numerous interrelated but unique players. Though the lead couple appears to be first cousins and the final battle seems weak, readers will treasure this action packed thriller that has a fantastic romance as a major sub-plot.---- Harriet Klausner