Annie and Richard deeply love each other. However, the perfect world
they share together abruptly ends when Richard, driving his tanker truck in
a horrible torrent, drives off a cliff to avoid crashing into a school bus
of children. His heroic act takes the now deceased Richard to Sir George,
who offers him an opportunity to become a White Knight battling the evil
Dark Knights. The stipulation of his acceptance is that he will no longer
remember his previous life with Annie.
Sir George also informs Richard that his beloved Annie and their unborn
child are in danger because the Dark Knights know the lad is going to be
special and change the world. They want him stopped before he is born.
Eight months later, Annie thinks she is losing her mind when she meets Ren,
who she feels is Richard, but who fails to recognize her. She depends on
her love for Richard-Ren to awaken his lost memory of what they had and to
save the trio from the evil that now stalks her. Ren may be a hero again,
but deja vu seems eminent as he probably will lose his beloved again.
ANNIE'S HERO is a tremendous fantasy romance. Only that magnificent
writing magician, Maggie Shayne, could have turned this surreal novel into
a real story that feels entirely authentic. Annie is a great female
protagonist, but it is the heroic Richard, who steals hearts and causes
tears with his acts of valor, knowing he will die. If this is not a
character willing to go to hell for a heavenly cause, who is? With this
novel, the talented Ms. Shayne has clearly risen to the top of the