The ages-past prequel to AN ACCIDENTAL GODDESS
Sorcery, Treachery, and Love…
A war of dark magic has waged for centuries as the powerful sorcerer, Rothal-Kiarr, has defended the Land from evil wizardry through his control of the Orb of Knowledge. But the balance of power could shift if, as foretold by the rune stones, a young village healer lives long enough to reach her eighteenth birthday.
Born in the midst of a maelstrom, her fate sealed with a sorcerer's spell, Khamsin of Cirrus Cove flees for her life when, on her eighteenth birthday, her village is attacked by deadly Hill Raiders. Then her rune stones reveal a quest: Khamsin must take control of the Orb of Knowledge or there will never be peace is the Land. With the help of Ciro, an elderly wizard, and an enigmatic man named Rylan, Khamsin must face danger, demons, and heartache. But her greatest challenge comes as a question: Can Khamsin accept the truth of who she is? It is Wintertide… and the Land awaits her answer.
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About the Author
Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair has become a name synonymous for high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. A former news reporter and retired private detective, Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their two thoroughly spoiled cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At first the book was really interesting with the characters Rylan and Khamsin-it is easy to get caught up in this book.. It wasn't until the incest part that I had to put the book down in disappointment.
Khamsin 'Kammi' of Cirrus Cove is a woman-child linked to the powerful Sorcerer, Rothal-Kiarr, by command of an Assignation spell at her birth. She is raised by Tanta Bron, the village Healer, and taught most of what she needed before Tanta died. When the Hill Raiders attacked Cirrus Cove, they killed everyone Khamsin cared for, including her husband. The only one left alive for her was her cat, Nixa, with whom Kammi can mind link to. ....................... Khamsin and Nixa travel with Rylan the Tinker to the city of Noviiya. There, the mad wizard, Ciro, would complete her training and prepare her for the destiny that awaited her. Kammi must travel through dangerous lands and hazardous forests filled with raiders and demons to reach the Sorcerer's castle fortress, Traakhal-Armin. Once there, she must gain entry to a secret room in the East Tower and obtain the Orb of Knowledge. ........................ Through it all, Melande the Witch, Lucial the Wizard, and Rothal-Kiarr the Sorcerer, battle each other as they have for centuries in their quests for power and conquests. Only Khamsin can stop the Infernal War. If she fails, all is lost. .......................... ***** It has been quite awhile since I have read such a wonderful fantasy novel such as this. It captured my attention on the very first page and never let go, as if an enchantment spell had been cast upon my imagination. UNPUTDOWNABLE! *****
First off let me say that generally I am not one for the fantasy genre. This book is so much an exception! Ms. Sinclair has penned a truly page turning read that takes you to another world which is made up of sorcerers, witches, demons, and magic. It also has romance which is sweet and tender. Since as long as anyone can remember there has been an on going fight for control of the Orb of Knowledge. During Wintertide a child is born while a truly amazing storm blows. This child will be protected long enough to grow to age to assume her destiny. When Khamsin turns eighteen her nice orderly world comes to a bloody end when her husband and family are killed during a raid. The remaining villagers accuse her of being a witch and beat her until she is saved by a tinker. Rylan the Tinker nurses her back to health. Little does she know what kind of part Rylan the Tinker will play in her life. Before she finds out though she must train and prepare herself for her challenge. It won't be easy but she is up to the challenge. As I stated before this was a wonderful read which is 'magical'. Step into Ms. Sinclair's world you won't be sorry. I highly recommend this book!