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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the long wait!, 25 April 2004
This review is from: Shadowheart (Mass Market Paperback)
The assassin, Allegreto, first appeared in the novel "For My Lady's Heart"and readers screamed for his story to be told. Finally, his story hasarrived!
Elena's life had been simple, sweet, and shielded for as long as she couldrecall. When Sir Raymond de Claire went to his lord and asked for Elena'shand in marriage, the customary background check was done of her bloodlines. That was the end of her innocence. The shocking truth was revealed.Unknown to most, including herself, she was Princess Elena Rosafina diMonteverde, the direct descendant from the ruling house of Monteverde. Shewas the granddaughter of Prince Ligurio and long since thought dead. TheLady Melanthe (from "For My Lady's Heart") had hidden Elena, with the helpof an assassin, from the sight of those who would see her dead.
The house of Riata ruled Monteverde for now. Knowing the people wouldembrace Elena as the true ruling house, she was charged to marry FrancoPietro which would combine the houses of Riata and Monteverde. Unhappy,but with no other choice, Elena set sail for Monteverde and her marriage.
Allegreto Navona, the illegitimate son of the cruel Gian Navonaintercepted Elena's passage. She was taken to his island and was savedfrom being forced to wed the Riata. Instead, she would be forced to wedAllegreto of the Navona house. His marriage to Elena would seal his claimto rule Monteverde. Then he and his men, specially trained by him, wouldinvade the city Monteverde and become the ruling lords.
Elena fell in love with Allegreto, but he was a man with many darksecrets. He claimed to have no heart, but pledged his life and service toElena. Once in Monteverde, Elena must somehow return her people to thepeaceful ways of her grandfather. But the houses of Riata and Navonacaused unrest and some others plotted Elena's death, thus eliminating thelast of her house.
***** Author Laura Kinsale and her legendary ability to weave spellbinding tales has come forward once again to offer readers the longawaited story of the mysterious assassin known as The Raven. The result is"Shadow Heart" and it was worth the wait!
Elena's character is so realistic that readers can easily sympathize withher and feel the uncertainty that consumes the young princess and slowlychanges her to become the strong leader the people so desperately need. Asfor the two house leaders who fight to claim Elena's hand, the reader isable to see and understand BOTH sides. The story, itself, flows smootherthan silk with remarkable secondary characters that will claim the heartsof all. Highly recommended reading! This book will stand out from allothers on your Keeper Shelf! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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