"The latest in the Celtan series!"
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted November 21, 2009
Signet D'Marigold has been very lonely since her parents
died in a boating accident. She has great flare but doesn't
know for what. She also briefly touched her heart mate
during her passage but not enough to know who he is or even
to make a heart gift. What is her purpose in life then? As
she is contemplating ending her life, suddenly Muin
(Vinnie) T'Vine appears. Signet barely has enough time to
teleport them to safety before Vinnie pushes them over the
Vinnie has great news. He has seen a prophesy in that he
not only knows what Signet's flare is but she is the only
one to help his heart mate, Avellana Hazel through her
passages. Avellana suffered brain damage when she was very
young and no one can predict if she will even survive her
passages though she has great flare. Signet's great flair
is she is a catalyst.
Cratag Maytree is a hired sword who works for T'Hawthorn's
household. T'Hawthorn tells Cratag that he has been asked
to lend him out to help protect Signet and Avellana at the
Marigold's household while Avellana lives there and goes
through her passages. Cratag isn't happy with this
situation but there's not much he can do about it. He
doesn't have much flare, not enough to teleport but he is a
Signet is overjoyed that she finally has a purpose in life
and that she has lots of people and fams in her home. She
also cannot believe how drawn she is to Cratag. What will
happen when everyone leaves again? That remains to be seen.
As always I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I cannot get
enough of the Celtans. Each story is as fresh and new as
the first one was. I am always delighted when a new Heart
book is published! My only regret is that I read this book
much too quickly!
Signet D'Marigold's lonely life is shaken when a prophet
reveals she is a catalyst for change...
But to accept her
new life – and the charge of a noble child, Avellana
Hazel – will mean embracing a danger that may be fatal for
Cratag Maytree sold his sword and traveled continents to
find a place with his distant family. Now his settled
life is disrupted as he is loaned out as a bodyguard for
Signet and Avellana. He feels rejected, an outsider once
As Signet's and Cratag's attraction develops into love,
her fear of abandonment and his wariness at their
different backgrounds diminish. Happiness seems within
their grasp until fate makes them all targets of a secret
enemy they must defeat to survive...
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