Hunted by the Black Widow Queen, Issylte–a healer with the verdant magic of the forest–must flee Avalon with the two finest knights in the Celtic realm, both wrongly accused of treason. The trio travels to Bretagne, where Issylte heals a critically injured wolf and obtains fiercely loyal, shapeshifting allies.
In mystical Brocéliande, Issylte becomes a warrior priestess of the Tribe of Dana and otherworldly mate of the Blue Knight of Cornwall, discovering with Tristan a passion that transcends all bounds. When she becomes the Lady of the Mirrored Lake, sworn to defend the sacred waters of the Goddess, Issylte must undertake a perilous quest to discover what priceless object lies hidden in its murky depths.
As a nascent evil emerges in a fetid cave, Issylte and Tristan must face a diabolical trio that threatens their lives, their love, and their kingdoms.
Enchanted. Enflamed. Entwined. Can their passion and power prevail?
In book two of The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven trilogy, outcast Princess Issylte leaves behind her Avalonian Elf lover Ronan and travels with friends to the French coast. With Tristan and Lancelot at her side, she intends to build an army to challenge the evil Queen Morag, Issylte’s stepmother, and a dark wizard to free the Celtic realm from slave raids and darkness.
Tristan, a Knight of the Round Table and the former heir to the kingdom of Lyoness and Cornwall, knows Issylte is his destined mate, but she’s grieving the loss of her relationship with Ronan. As he and Issylte grow closer and work together to try and regain each of their thrones, their friendship and mutual attraction blossoms into more.
I love the relationship between the H/h—they were first friends, then lovers whose passion almost ignited my Kindle! They’re both determined to save their homelands, their people, and the friends they’ve made while trying to stop seemingly unstoppable evil. Their courage and devotion to each other showed on every page.
The secondary cast rounds out the story with more detail and depth about the world in which the characters live. I enjoyed that Ms. Walker wrote from the POV of secondary characters, including the villains, instead of just sticking with the hero and heroine. By doing so, she gave more info about what the reader should expect.
For new readers to the series, I recommend you start with book one, The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven, since book two picks up right where the previous one leaves off. If you love fantasy romance, sexy scenes, history and mythology, and lots of description to firmly set the reader in each scene, this trilogy is for you.
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Thank you very much for this fabulous review of The Lady of the Mirrored Lake, book 2 of The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven trilogy!
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