Since her twin brothers last letter, Claire Aylesbury has felt something was sadly wrong. His disappearance and the words of his letter lead her to the captain of the mercenary ship RavenSong with a twinge of hope in her heart that he may discern her brothers whereabouts.
In the light of day, reclusive Captain Rutger Graysons battle scars frighten and repulse, but with the light he sees in Lady Claires blind eyes, flames of passion erupt. How can he ignore the wishes of a goddess?
Their lives are now entwined in a single mission. Claire and Rutger embark on a journey to sail to the Americas and set themselves free from the prisons that bind their hearts, the years of emptiness in his past, and an impending future of that same loneliness for Claire.
Immortal love, as old and classic as the gods themselves, is rare and deep. As is this treasure, no longer buried at the bottom of the sea, but carried on the crests by Bernards prose. With villains that the Macbeths would be proud of, and lovers that the fires cannot consume, this story is no fabled fish-that-got-away, but a real keeper! (Oct., 350 pp., $13.95)