Thursday, April 2, 2009
ENCHANTRESS: THE FEY by Amy Ruttan
I know, I know… you're surprised. Enchantress: The Fey from Amy Ruttan isn't my usual straight historical romance. This romance has a fantasy twist to it, the heroine being fey as in the fairy folk (but she's human sized so more like Legolas from Lord Of The Rings – yum, Legolas).
Enchantress: The Fey is a fresh look at the medieval marriage of convenience plot. Battle worn Saxon warrior is told by his King to marry a Mercian maiden. On the way to pick up his arranged bride, Lord Edwin gets hopelessly (and hilariously) lost in the woods. As he's wandering around, trying to look macho while having no idea where he's going, he runs across a heathen beauty dancing in the woods. His heart is captured yet loyalty dictates he must go through with the wedding. Wonders of all wonders, his bride Lady Aislinn is the delightful heathen.
Then it gets complicated. Not only are their countrymen former enemies but Aislinn practices a forbidden religion. She has mystical powers. If any of this is uncovered by her distrusting to the point of vengeful new countrymen, she could be burned at the stake for witchcraft. Yikes.
Enchantress: The Fey has it all. There are steamy love scenes (using blunt language but this is not erotica). There's magic and mystery. Most surprisingly, it has humor, laugh out loud humor. Don't read this at work as I did or your coworkers will think you insane.
You can read more about Enchantress: The Fey on Amy Ruttan's website. http://www.amyruttan.com/