Gwas can outrun a horse, knows how to hide and steal, but is ignorant of the ways of men. The last thing he expects when he is rescued from a miserable existence by a blue-eyed, blond haired angel is to be promised as a Druidic sacrifice to Eostre. Unfortunately, the only direction Gwas wishes to flee is straight into the arms and knife of his savior, Gareth.
Maura knows Gareth is no angel, but she adores him with a passion that time and loneliness cannot dent. When he rides in carrying an injured lad who fears her on sight, she is drawn to open her heart to the abused orphan as well.
Gareth is caught between his liege lord and brother’s fist, and an emotional dilemma that grows harder and harder to deny with every passing season. If he must defy man and gods in order to embrace his heart’s desires, so be it.
When the clash of old and new religions puts lives in peril, ultimate sacrifice bears witness to enduring love. Winter gives way to spring, and the evolution of a colorful myth spreads across the land.
Author: Arlene Webb
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Last Request , Honey Moon
Published by Decadent Publishing Source: Author
Published: September 18, 2012
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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Faced with defying all to follow his heart, Gareth must make the choice to throw caution to the wind, or to ignore what he feels. Maura feels deeply for Gareth, full of a passionate need for him. When Gareth returns one evening with Gwas, a naïve, injured young man, Maura’s heart swells, and she feels an overwhelming need to care for him.
This book was interesting. The author has built a world full of power and religion, which creates an intense situation from the start. There are unique characters, painful sacrifices and passionate sex. The intensity of the relationship between the three main characters, Gareth, Maura and Gwas, gives the story life. However, being a shorter story, I wanted them all to have a longer spotlight. There were moments where a little more detail would have benefited the story, especially when it came to the background of the Gods. That being said though, what’s packed into the pages of this book is a powerful love story that I very much enjoyed.