Sunday, February 7, 2010
White Tower Chronicles:
By Mark Patrick
Digital Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Published by: Lyrical Press, Inc.
What I liked:
Although I haven't read the first book of the White Tower Chronicles, I could pick this book up and be right at home with it. Patrick has a very seamless writing style, and is great at world-building. The conflict in the book was not as intense as I would have liked, for an adventure book. But the writing made me stick through the book, and be interested in both the hero and the heroine. I found the essence-sharing to be interesting, and enjoyed the way he created a whole set of mythology for this world. For not being a romance novel, I was pretty satisfied with the relationship between Bennett and Stella throughout the book, as well. :-) All in all, I enjoyed it.
Can a Gypsy girl host the Mistress of War without disrupting her wedding Knight?
Bennett, a knight of the White Tower, and Stella, a Romany girl with a deadly blade, find themselves deeply in love -- and on the run. Their new marriage is complicated by the rescue of Palima, Mistress of War, who was imprisoned in a stone for her part in the battle against evil.
Will Bennett’s marriage survive a stranger dwelling within his new wife’s head? And can the three of them rally the Romany and defend the kingdom from Mandrake, who prolongs his life by absorbing the energy of men and women who die on his obscene altar?