Ellilah is a priestess…but not a very good one. She doesn’t seem to have the right temperament for quiet meditation. And even worse, she broke her vow of chastity at the Christmas party after a dark stranger drugged her punch. Now she’s being sent to the Priory of Extreme Atonement—an ominous place with no windows and daily beatings.
But Elli has always had a mind of her own. Instead of handing herself over for punishment, she goes on a quest to find a cure for the old Priestess Superior who is dying.
Elli’s quest will take her to the Tenebrian Court and put her in great danger…which is why the Goddess sends her some help in the form of the very same dark stranger who drugged her punch in the first place.
Roke is half Havoc—a Kindred-like race of males who refuse to bond with females. He is none too pleased at being sent to protect the little priestess, but he doesn’t dare disobey the Goddess. Once he meets Elli again, however, he feels an instant attraction to her. He goes with her to the dangerous Tenebrian Court to protect her from the predatory nobles—especially the rapacious Crown Prince who insists that everyone “Mirror” his erotic activities at supper every night.
Will the two of them be able to complete their quest and leave the Court alive? Will Roke admit he wants to bond with Elli, even though he has sworn never to take a bride? And will Elli ever forgive herself for breaking her vow of chastity with the dark warrior?
Read The Priestess and the Thief and find out!
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I had a love/not love relationship with this story. I loved Ellilah especially as she worked with the sorrels and in her devotion to the old Priestess Superior. I liked Roke and how devoted and protective her was of Ellilah and his integrity - when he was told that what he had done had hurt Ellilah and that he needed to protect her, he did not hesitate but stepped up and took his role seriously. The part I got a bit weary of was the ton of focus that was placed on the Tenebrian court’s strange and erotic customs. They were titillating but there was a lot of focus on them and I got tired of it. Other than that, I enjoyed the story.
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