Jackie Patton has been rescued by the
Theronai from her captivity and torture at the hands of the Synestryn, only to
learn that she’s a potential match for the Theronai warriors who need a woman to
literally save their lives.
Forced to choose, she unexpectedly selects Iain,
a cold-hearted warrior who doesn’t want to be saved. Iain is convinced that it’s
too late—that his soul is already as dead as his former betrothed, killed by the
Synestryn. Still, he is the only man Jackie feels a measure of peace around and
the only one she wants. But is Iain indeed beyond saving?
Butcher never ceases to amaze me. Her books are not solely written around a main couple. We get updated on other characters, new ones appear, and we get more pieces to the puzzle that Butcher is putting together. I love that, it's never boring, its not about just one couple at a time, its about this series as a whole, with each couple just being another piece to snap into place. So many things are developing, and Jackie has thrown everything they have known into a tale spin. She is so different from the other Theronai women, she can tap into powers beyond any one's guess. Ian was always a mesmerising character, his willpower and restraint to stay in control to save his brothers was what drove his will to live. But Jackie shakes up his world and drags him back from the ledge. There is just so much going on in this one, I can't possible explain it all. But if you haven't read this series, you have to start at the beginning or you will be totally lost. It is a well written, very woven series that keeps me spellbound and impatiently waiting for the next installment.