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GUARDIAN OF HONOR
Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
Alexa Fitzwalter is transported via a magic arch to the world of Lladrana, where the Marshalls—guardians of the land—are fighting an ancient evil. A magical ward that protected Lladrana for centuries is now failing, and according to prophecy, the Marshalls summoned Alexa to be their champion.
The Marshalls want Alexa to choose a mate, yet court politics and petty feuds abound and Alexa doesn't know who to trustuntil she meets scarred warrior Bastien. Torn between desire for Bastien and the need to return home, Alexa senses that her destiny is tied to the
Owens excels at evocative, sensual writing, bringing the world of Lladrana to life and keeping a large cast of characters sharply defined. But abrupt point-of-view shifts confuse events and Alexa settles far too easily into her role of warrior. Owens' strength is in description and world-building, and the romance between Alexa and Bastien develops
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Published: February 2005