Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Published by Self Published on November 12, 2012
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Ryder, commander of the Levarian legion of gargoyles, has a problem. He keeps dreaming on duty…and falling…neither of which gargoyles ever do. Every dream is of the same woman, and every time, it brings on red-hot, searing pain in the crescent-shaped scar on his palm. Driven to find the woman and the reason for his bizarre dreams, he lets himself fall…
…right through to a place he never knew existed…to the woman of his dreams.
Labeled a misfit, Tempest was snatched away as a child and imprisoned in the hidden realm of Misfit Mountain. Locked up by Fedor, the ruler of the kingdom, who intends to take her as his bride, she has no choice but to brave the dangerous snow and ice of the Mountain to escape. Despairing, faced with the impossible choices of Fedor or death, love is the last thing on her mind, until Ryder snatches her from the air and into a whole new realm of feeling.
Can Ryder find the key to freeing her and save them both?
Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Ryder is a gargoyle caught up in a dream. Gargoyles are creatures that protect. Lawna’s gargoyles can take on more than one shape. Tempest is on the run and trying to escape in a snowstorm. Rogue is her companion and he is half gargoyle and half dog. Lawna does a great job with her descriptions of her characters. I can picture in my mind exactly what they look like. And if you need to, you can always look at the great cover.
What I love about fantasy and paranormals is that the author takes me to a place where my own imagination couldn’t even construct. I get to see people and places that I wouldn’t see otherwise. Plus I get to see how they feel about where they exist.
As I read more about why Tempest is considered a “misfit”, I can relate that to my world. There are people who don’t fit into the social norm and are shunned or put away for being different. Things are slowly changing but stigmas still exist. A lot of times it’s because we just don’t understand why they are different.
It reminded me of a time when I was in college and volunteered to go out to the Belchertown State School (click on this to read more about the school). In a way this was a place for the “misfits” of society. It was a place that shocked me and even after all these years, I can still smell the place.
I’m glad to see in both our worlds that people feel that the misfits have a place in the world. There is no reason to be afraid of someone that isn’t the same as everyone else. We can be friends with them and we can even fall in love.
If you love a story of people that overcome odds and even fall in love, this is a book that you will want to read. Lawna made a fan out of me – both with the romance and the feeling of a fable (a story with a moral to it). I look forward to reading more of her work. She also has me hoping that I will see more of her gargoyles. I went to her web site, http://www.lawnamackie.ca, to see if this was going to be part of a series but I didn’t have any luck. In the meantime, I hope you will read this story of Ryder and Tempest.