Friday, April 3, 2009

The Dark Desires of the Druids 1: Murder & Magick

Title: The Dark Desires of the Druids 1: Murder & Magick
Author: Isabel Roman
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
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ISBN: 978-1-60777-088-6
Genre: Paranormal/Historical/Erotic/Romance
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Raven Drake is a strong Druid, who has had to hide her magick from people who don’t understand her. She is promised in marriage to another strong Druid to keep the Druid line going, but has fallen in love with an outsider…Malcolm Wargrave. Because of her loyalty to her people, she is struggling with the decision as to whether duty or love comes first.

Malcolm Wargrave, Earl of Preston has given his heart to Raven without his knowledge and is totally surprised when he sees that he might lose the woman he loves. She is the recipitant of that love even though she is out of his reach, due to her engagement to another man. When he realizes what he feels, it is a shock to him and his intent is to let her go on with her life without him. But his determination will not let him give up so easily without a fight, and once he has made up his mind, nothing will change it.

The Dark Desires of the Druids 1: Murder & Magick is a very intriguing story of Gypsies, murder and a bonding love that will hold for all time. The characters in this book have very strong wills and it was difficult for them to acknowledge the desire for each other’s help in the time of need. The villains were so adept at killing; it was surprising that the Druids were able to figure out what they needed to do to stop the murders.

Isabel Roman does a wonderful job of describing the type of magick used by both the good and the bad people here. She brought to life a young lady whose only goal was to please her fiancée and parents without complaint because of her commitment to the Druid’s way of life. What she does is far more than what you expect, and the outcome is not exactly what you would normally read. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

1 comment:

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I was also impressed with this story and am glad to see it doing so well. Good luck Isabel...