PRINCE OF SWORDS
Allow yourself to be swept into a world where good and evil battle, where goddesses and princes fight demons and shape-shifters. This is a world Jones excels at creating, and her fans will relish another opportunity to enter her exciting, colorful realm.
Now that the other warriors have fulfilled their destinies, it's up to Lyr Hern, Prince of Swords, to deal the deadly blow to the evil Ciro with the fabled crystal dagger. But he must first rescue the woman who will lead him to the dagger.
Though Ciro's betrothed, Rayne is a prisoner in his stronghold, she doesn't understand why she's imprisoned until Lyr arrives seeking the crystal dagger. She begs him to take her along, and though he does not completely trust her, he agrees. Bound together by fate and ancient prophecies, Lyr and Rayne travel through land fraught with danger. As they make their way through the swamp, they encounter good witches, assassins and Ciro's minions until they reach Ciro. Will justice be meted out swiftly, and will Lyr and Rayne, along with the other warriors, be able to rejoice at evil's downfall? (Berkley Sensation, May, 291 pp., $7.99)