Lady Lea—beloved sister of the Emperor Caelan—is beautiful, good-hearted, and magically gifted, with the ability to see into the hearts of others. And when what she sees moves her to tears, those tears are transformed into flawless pearls.
Lord Shadrael, dispatched by his warlord brother to kidnap a member of the royal family, chooses Lea. A hardened warrior, he believes himself impervious to her powerful gifts. But on their journey through the fearsome Hidden Ways of the shadow world, he is drawn to Lea’s goodness and inner strength.
In Shadrael, Lea can foresee her destiny, even as she also anticipates great grief. For ultimately, if she is to save Shadrael from his own darkness, she will have to choose between her brother and her abductor.
“Chester is a world class fantasist.”—The Best Reviews
Deborah Chester is a full-time tenured professor at the University of Oklahoma’s writing program. She is also a graduate of the program, and her first published novela—a young adult historical romance—was done as her student project. She has been writing… More about Deborah Chester
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Published by Ace Nov 27, 2007| 304 Pages| ISBN 9781101208656