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Genre: Fantasy, Historical
France, 1433. The land has been overrun by five brothers who terrorize the countryside. When the worst of them, Lucifer de Morte, massacres Seraphim d'Ange's family, she alone is left to take revenge. Not entirely understanding what drives her, Sera sets out to destroy the de Mortes, aided by family retainer Baldwin and mysterious knight San Juste. Along the way she discovers there's still something of the innocent maiden left in her soul and that she possesses powers stronger than she could ever have imagined.
Sera is a strong, compelling heroine, although she tends to revert to the fluttering damsel as soon as San Juste touches her. San Juste is a rather clichéd knight
Despite these flaws, this is a readable book. Hauf excels at delineating Sera's emotional torment and confusion, and it
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Published: May 2004