From this innovative writer comes the first installment in the Mystic Isle trilogy. Set against the background leading up to the French Revolution, Rice's book boasts a pair of extraordinary characters, her flair for subtle touches of humor and clever dialogue that draws you into this magical, mystical and sensual paranormal historical romance.
Despite rumblings of discontent among the people and the danger she and Trystan face in retrieving the chalice, Mariel cannot deny the sensual charge sizzling between them. But what do the Oracle of Aelynn's predictions portend for this golden god and his siren of the sea? (Signet Eclipse, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)