Monday, April 14, 2014

Halcyon Rising by Diana Bold

Halcyon Rising by Diana Bold
Publisher: Diana Bold (November 2011)
350 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $3.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Rhoswen and Trevelan have been sent to the surface from their underwater city to assess the old caves in case they are needed in future as a refuge, but before they can complete their mission Rhoswen is captured by surface dwellers and thrown in the castle dungeon of Hawkesmere . . . luckily her strange gadgets intrigue the Lord of the castle's recluse brother, Sebastian, his time in captivity during the crusades making him a much more gentle captor and interrogator. I loved this story! The combination of the myth of Altantis with the myth of Selkies and Fey was awesome, everything combined in just the right way so that it seemed completely logical, given the medieval time period. The differences in culture, the threat of Sebastian's brother Simon, Sebastian's dark past, and the time spent in the isolated refuge of Sebastian's tower combined for a very potent love story that was riveting to say the least. Great Read!

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