Princess Nyx Bel-Hannon made a horrible mistake and is
forever CURSED for it. It was she who drew the legendary
sword from the ancient seat and not her twin brother. For
that sin, she has been abused, mistreated and imprisoned.
But all is not well for the Cannamore King and his people, a
magical darkness is plaguing them, and in setting up an
alliance the king and his crown prince hand Nyx over to a
Highland warrior, Donal, caring little is she lives or dies
in the coming adventure set up for this couple. They cannot
imagine what it is they have unleashed in their quest for
Nyx thinks only of revenge against those who had mistreated
her, but something about this Highlander sets her mind on
other things. She can't afford to become sidetracked by the
sexy warrior, but perhaps he can be of some help.
CURSED is an amazingly well-done story line. I have to admit
I am never happy to read about abusive situations, and wow
-- did Nyx survive some of the worst -- but it did fit well
into the revenge/vengeance plot, and we weren't forced to
read about any of the specifics. I thought highly of Nyx,
her strength and determination and Donal fit his mold of
Highlander perfectly. He is fierce, strong, and will not
take a back seat and watch abuse happen. It really showed in
one scene when he and Nyx were to be released from prison,
but her father refused to have clothes brought to her, so
Donal simply stripped and walked naked beside her. If it was
good enough for a princess, then it was good enough for him
— my kind of hero.
I cannot go into to much detail because, you know, spoilers
are bad, but in the end, Nyx must make a decision to stay
with those who were a part of her abuse and/or did nothing
or continue being with a man who makes life worthwhile.
I am not sure how CURSED ties in with the previous Kingdom's
of Earth and
Air book UNLIT
as it seems to not be at all alike, but maybe the
intolerance of those that don't fit what is considered
perfection is the key. Nyx, a female proved she could be the
leader of the kingdom and was forced to wear a bracelet that
would magically keep her in line and do whatever she is
ordered. I would say that fits the intolerance big time for
a King and Crown prince.
If you want an action-packed read that is filled with a
sexy, supportive Highlander, a strong heroine, danger,
intrigue, a good dose of revenge, romance and magic then get
your hands on CURSED!
Whomsoever draws the sword from the ancient seat of this
land shall rule her, and they shall bring peace and
prosperity to her people.
For nearly a thousand years, the firstborn son of every
Cannamore king has drawn the sword, and the land and her
people have indeed prospered. Princess Nyx Bel-Hannon is
neither male nor firstborn, but it’s her hand that draws the
sword rather than her twin brother’s. Her reward: imprisonment.
But a deep darkness now spreads across the kingdom, and her
borders are threatened by creatures capable of magic
powerful enough to destroy mountains and split the land
asunder. Without the true heir to wield the sword, Cannamore
risks annihilation. The king and crown prince want nothing
more than to be permanently rid of Nyx, but cannot afford
her blood on their hands. Instead, they give her to a
fractious warlord in the hope he will do what they dare not.
Nyx has no intention of letting the warlord get in the way
of her thirst for revenge or the need to claim her throne.
But it’s a quest that may well destroy the kingdom she
loves, because Nyx has been cursed by the god of war. It is
her destiny to save Cannamore.