Sweeping readers into a magical and romantic world is what Lord does best. Her memorable characters and fine writing style lure you into her powerfully imaginative stories and keep you spellbound to the end.

In her dreams, Kassandra sees a handsome Scot laird, the man she is destined to love. But she also sees the shadow of the murderer who will take her beloved from her. Though she's been raised far from society and its rules, this "wild child" of the fey forest will venture to court to save the man of her visions.

Battle-scared warrior Cadedryn is determined to reclaim the titles and lands stolen from his family when his parents married. He cannot allow anything to stand in his way, certainly not falling in love with the flame-haired Kassandra. But she breaks down barriers while trying to prove to him that he's a killer's target. With treachery and violence on all sides, Cadedryn knows that Kassandra and the power of her love are what will keep him alive. (Signet Eclipse, Feb., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin