The Falcon's Bride, by Dawn Thompson, is an intriguing story that wraps back around itself like a bird soaring lazily through the skies on a sunny afternoon. Think you know what is about to happen? Think again. Ms. Thompson has surely used the falcon as her muse creating a mysterious, powerful and potent love story that effortlessly captures the essence of Ireland, as well as that of Ros Drumcondra and Thea Barrington.
Drumcondra, the giant Gypsy warrior fabled to have made a love slave out of his nemesis' betrothed, is worthy of every woman's erotic dream and naughty thought, but his life is one of much tragedy and loss that transcends time and the truth that could lead to the death of all those close to him. Thea, seduced by Otherworldly magic, is drawn away from her evil betrothed and thrust into the arms of an even more deadly man. But this man, like his falcon, will take her to soar in the heavens, plunge her back to earth and snatch her heart and love away with his talons of powerful passion, fierce loyalty and undaunting justice. But, the Gypsy warrior and his lady are not safe in either time and are forced to fight for their lives and their love with an evil that follows them through the ages like a living nightmare. However, like his bird of prey, Drumcondra's attack is swift, sure and deadly...if he can travel through the space and time separating his future and his destiny.
I fell in love with Jeta, who weaved in and out of the story like an invisible thread keeping everything and everyone together. Isor, the valiant falcon, is a comprehensive character, who deserves his own book and story...hint, hint, Ms. Thompson. Rarely is an author able to create such a complex and intricate story with success, but Dawn Thompson has accomplished such a feat and I, for one, relished each minute with The Falcon's Bride.