A heart-rending and poignant love story filled with physical and mental conflict brought about when a young, naive African girl brought up to observe strict tribal traditions falls in love with her wealthy European employer, who is also her mentor and protector. Throughout the book, Khira struggles to balance the demands of western society with her grandfather's fierce expectations that she adhere to Luo customs. Despite the fact that she grows into an extremely mature and tolerant wife, caring mother, and astute business woman, in the shocking ending, her loyalty to an ageless African ritual causes her undoing. The book is skillfully-written, with sexual tension, tender and passionate love scenes, suspense and surprises, and the author demonstrates a substantial knowledge of Kenyan history, Luo tribal customs and the international business world. The only downside for me was the fact that it sometimes it is a little too wordy and doesn't move forward fast enough.
By K.S. MULHOLLAND. Voices haunt the mind of the youthful Prince Mylor from his earliest memories: Voices that plead, beckon, seduce... Voices that offer him a new home. After escaping from a cell deep beneath Penda fortress in the mountain locked realm of Ravenmoor and sailing with strange Elvish folk to their far-off island home, Corin returns with them to his own forsaken country, there to confront the evil threatening to overthrow the kingdom. Yet the mysterious Voices lure him once again to sail away with the elves into the far North where lies a vast, unexplored land and the pursuit of answers to the riddle of the Voices...
By K.S. MULHOLLAND. Varlar, so named by the first to sail her seas and walk her shores. Varlar, world of the elves: a mystery and a wonder. The earth, our own fair earth, fraught with many unknown, unseen dangers; terrible and beautiful as the west-rising sun. Who then could say as to what lay in the darkest depths of her oceans, who guess that doom? And yet, upon a later time, it was foretold, 'The Nardred awaits Its moment to arise from the deeps; there to bring forth chaos, and the downfall of Varlar...'
BY K.B. HARTWELL. Born in the 1800's, judged by the color of his skin and not by the honor of his heart, his spiritless soul was not welcomed by white society. Forever branded, this man died for his crimes of innocence. . . . No one would grieve the deaths of Jeb and Edgar. Black or white. Those two "white trash" had raped Violet Green. Jasper had to stop his friends-even if it would result in his having to testify against them. And possibly losing his own life and those he loved.
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