From author Thea Harrison comes the latest story in the New York Times bestselling Moonshadow trilogy….
Kidnapped while on tour, musician Sidonie Martel is transported to the mystical land of Avalon. A human without magical ability, she is completely vulnerable to the deadly forces surrounding her.
When she defies her captors and refuses to share her music, an act of violent cruelty leaves her broken, her ability to play silenced, maybe forever. Her only hope is a whisper in the dark, gentle hands that offer healing, and a man who refuses to show her his face yet who offers advice she dare not ignore.
One of the most feared and powerful sorcerers in history, Morgan le Fae serves a Queen he despises, Isabeau of the Light Court. Once a famous bard and an advisor to kings, Morgan has been enslaved to Isabeau for hundreds of years, acting as enforcer and the commander of her deadly Hounds.
Sidonie's music touches Morgan in places he had abandoned centuries ago, and her fiery spirit resurrects feelings he had believed long dead. For Sidonie, trapped in captivity, passion offers a comfort she cannot resist.
But Isabeau holds Morgan bound in magical chains that only Death can break. And in the court of a cruel, jealous Queen, the only thing that burns hotter than love is revenge…
Misfortune and redemption
This review is provided courtesy of an advanced reveiw copy provided by the author.
As with many of Thea Harrison's story arcs, “Spellbinder” is not a continuation of Nikolas and Sophie's story, but explores the next part of the tale with a new set of characters. It begins where “Moonshadow” ends, with the puck, Robin, heading out to do a mischief to the queen of the Light Fae.
Morgan Le Fae was injured and is now facing his queen after his defeat at the hands of the Daoine Fae. Spellbinder tells the story of Morgan's entrapment by the Light Fae queen and his attempts to free himself. In a series of unlikely chances, aided and abetted by the puck, Morgan slowly becomes entranced by the wholely human musician, Sidonie Martel.
Spellbinder is often a difficult tale as Sidonie and Morgan encounter misfortune and malice. There are many challenges for the protaganists, yet continues to offer hope for Morgan's redemption. Both Sidonie and Morgan's characters show such promise. Their anguish and emotional battles are heartfelt and I found myself hoping for their success. Without spoiling the story, I can say that this was a very satisfying read, with some unexpected twists and turns along the way. I've really enjoyed their story and hope to hear more about them in later novels from this story arc.