Grand master Roberta Gellis ravishes our senses once again in another mesmerizing tale of ancient Greece.

The young witch Eurydice is in dire straits. Feared and scorned by the insular local populace, she dares not approach anyone for help until the arrival of the magnificent strangers from Greece. What really convinces her to seek their aid is the mesmerizing music of their bard Orpheus. Surely no one who meant evil could sing and play so gloriously.

And so Eurydice finds herself the newest crew member as Jason and the Argonauts set sail for mythical Colchis to find the fabled Golden Fleece. Their voyage, however, is not without peril, and Eurydice proves her worth time and time again, finally winning Orpheus' heart in the process.

Love, however, is one thing; living together is something else. Can Eurydice put aside her magical heritage to become the traditional Greek wife Orpheus thinks he wants? Or will Orpheus have to make the hardest choice of all?

Although the final resolution is a little rushed, Ms. Gellis utterly captivates the reader with her exciting tale and the vivid immediacy of her prose. A soul-stirring adventure of the heart, this book is just the thing for readers in search of something wonderful. (Dec., 448 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer