Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones, #1) ~Dianne Duvall

From the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Immortal Guardians series comes an enchanting new series full of romance, danger, and loyalty: The Gifted Ones 

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.

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Elizabeth's Review

4 Stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Dianne Duvall is one of those authors that is an auto read for me. I've had this poor book sitting in my TBR pile for nearly a year and I finally made the time to read it - now I am kicking myself for waiting so long! A Sorceress of His Own is the first book in the Gifted Ones series - a spin off of the Immortal Guardians series that takes us to the 12th century. While this is a spin off, you do not need to read the Guardians books to enjoy this historical/paranormal romantic story that is almost (but not exactly) a prequel.

Lord Dillion and his advisor/healer, Alyssa, are the center of a story full of adventure and intrigue interspersed with sweetness and love. Both are great characters that I enjoyed spending time with. The book is very well written with a story that pulled me in and didn't want to let go. It was fun to get brief glimpses of several characters that will play key roles in the Guardian series when they were young and I am looking forward to seeing what happens in The second Gifted Ones book!

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