Issue: June 1, 2011
The Lady of the Storm.
Kennedy, Kathryne (Author)
Aug 2011. 416 p. Sourcebooks/Casablanca, paperback, $7.99. (9781402236532).
Cecily Sutton’s adoptive father is off fomenting rebellion against the elven lords who rule England. He asked blacksmith Giles Beaumont to watch over Cecily, which has become increasingly difficult as Gileshas fallen for her and since she loves to swim in the ocean nude. Cecily is in danger because she is half elf; if her strong, water-linked powers were to become known, she would be executed. After a deadly raid on the village, she and Giles set out to find her missing father. Kennedy’s exquisite world building and terrific plotting make this a must-read for fantasy fans as well as readers who like sizzling romance. Kennedy creates a satisfying, fully realized world where adventure abounds and conflict and relationships are consistent and believable. While this tale of danger, suspense, magic, and passion stands firmly on its own, it is the second in Kennedy’s thrilling and distinctive Elven Lords series.
— Diana Tixier Herald
(Thank you for the lovely review, Diana! It's always a pleasure to find a kindred-spirit. ~Kathryne)