Lucien Lemione the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.
After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien his…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?
Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?
You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny.
This is a short, novella-length book. Way too short, if you ask me, lol... I didn't wan't it to end. It's about a beautiful, lonely woman named Aisleen - who is a witch. She comes across a man who needs her help, but comes to find out that this man is responsible for the execution of her coven.
Being the wonderful person that she is, she saves his life and tends to his needs. She lets him stay with her not only so he can recover, but because there is a storm coming that eventually keeps them stranded inside her home. During this time, they develop feelings for each other - even though there are so many reasons they cannot be together. This is a beautiful story of forgiveness, trust, and a budding romance. The book ends all too soon - leaving you begging
for more and wondering if love can overcome any obstacle. Actually, in a panicked moment - I emailed the author asking if there is going to be a sequel, lol... I was happy to find out that the sequel is a full length novel that will hopefully be out in the Fall. I really loved Ms. Clark's writing, and I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future.
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