Title: A Sorceress of His Own
Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed--or cursed--with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything--even the wrath of his king--to be with her.
Author: Dianne Duvall
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Predatory , Darkness Rises, Darkness Dawns, In Still Darkness
Series: Gifted Ones
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Rendezvous With Yesterday
Published: June 2, 2015
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Historical Romace
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This first installment in Duvall’s new Gifted One series takes readers to 1198 England. Fierce warrior Lord Dillon, Earl of Wescott wants something that all of his warring and concurring has never attained him. In fact the warring and conquering have hindered him in acquiring the one thing he wants most, he desires a bride. More than anything he wants a constant companion, partner, and confidant in that bride. The only person that comes close to meeting those criteria is the wizened old Wise Woman who is his near constant shadow and advisor.
Alyssa took on the title of Wise Woman at a young age. Readers go through the passing of the robes so to speak with her. We really get to know her seven years into her time with Dillon as his trusted Seer. Her childhood crush has turned into full blown love by this time. It is all one sided though. He has no clue that she is not the same woman who served his father, and grandfather before that. She does more than just heals his wounds though. She is the balm that heals his very soul and soothes him in a way that only someone who loves can.
I am not typically a fan of historical romances. I prefer present day or futuristic. The story here is so amazingly good that it never bothered me. Alyssa and Dillon have so many obstacles in their way. Some are obvious, some not so much. The one thing that always remained was just how much of a fighter Dillon was. He was a man on a mission. Once he found out that he could have Alyssa it didn’t matter how much she denied that they could ever truly be together. He was having none of it. It all makes for a very passionate while exciting tale.
I’m going to guess that I am the only reader that went into this book not noticing the series name. So just in case you’re wondering Diannne Duvall has given her readers a different look at her Gifted Ones. There are even a couple of familiar faces for a brief moment. With that said one does not need to be familiar with her Immortal Guardians to thoroughly enjoy A Sorceress of His Own. I can’t wait to see where this series is going and who will be the next set of main characters.