KING OF THE ISLES
Mazzuca’s third book about the MacLeod clan demonstrates her ability to craft extraordinary paranormal romances. Highly emotional and well-motivated characters, fairy and Norse magic, a fast-paced plot and a wondrous love story combine to delight readers.
Although half-Fae and without powers, Lachlan MacLeod, King of the Enchanted Isle, tries to increase the quality of his Fae subjects’ lives. Evangeline does not believe Lachlan cares for his people. She has studied and trained to enhance her magical abilities. When Lachlan’s mentor, the wizard of the Enchanted Isle, is abducted by an enemy, Lachlan is forced to include Evangeline in the small group of warriors who go to his rescue. Having gained respect and desire for Lachlan on the mission, Evangeline is eager to become his bride when the High King of the Seelie Council commands them to wed. But Lachland resents marrying out of duty. Yet as they are thrust into danger, it becomes evident they are made for one another. (ZEBRA, Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)