Eight years earlier the talented fiddler, Elsbeth Weaver, gave up the man she loved to care for her ailing grandfather. Now, she must risk her life to save her grandfather from a lynching by playing for the wyvern terrorizing the countryside. When she comes face-to-face with the beast at the haunted cliffs of Maldoza, she is both frightened and fascinated. Something about the creature reminds her of the bard who once stole her heart, something more than just a shared name.
Alaric has never stopped loving the human woman he left behind in a dusty village almost a decade before. When he meets her again at Maldoza, wearing old dragon armor and playing her fiddle as if her heart would break, he is overjoyed. Elsbeth doesn’t know her erstwhile lover is only an illusion for the wyvern, and Alaric must convince her that the heart of the beast is no less devoted than the heart of the man.
~2nd edition. Originally published by Amber Quill Press in 2007~
Note: some scenes contain graphic descriptions of physical intimacy.
Fanciful creature’s love story.
Normally I would not spend money on such a short book, I read quickly and I read a LOT of books. This one caught my eye and I'm glad I took a chance on it. Although it was a little predictable, the story itself was lovely. If you need something quick to read, that will make you feel warm and fuzzy afterwards, then buy this book. You won't be disappointed.