Forced into a dynastic marriage to save her country, Princess Sidonie hopes for love at the end of her journey to wed a stranger. Wizard Gyre is her protector and her companion—and the one who steals her fiancé's face and life in an attempt to capture the magic of Serre. Price Ronan grieves for his dead wife and child. When he kills witch Brume's white hen, he willingly gives Brume his unwanted heart in exchange for safe passage home, but that doesn't save him from her curse. Sidonie won't marry Ronan without his heart and looks for the witch IN THE FORESTS OF SERRE (3). Patricia A. McKillip's latest fantasy is full of stories within stories, where good and evil are hard to discern and even harder to keep. She's updated the Russian folk tale of the witch Baba Yaga and given it her own unique twist. (Jun., 304 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper