ILL MET IN THE ARENA
Duncan is a superb storyteller! His 40th novel is a totally enthralling romantic adventure. The characters seem to live and breathe, especially the charismatic hero, who tells the tale in first person. He grabs your heartstrings on page one and doesn't let go until you discover his fate. The secondary characters are just as brilliant. This is a stand-alone book, but Aureity is such a fascinating world it would be a shame not to revisit it.