Elizabeth has been selected as the mate
for the overlord of Maelgwn, the vessel who will bear his
heirs. She’s not too thrilled with being selected because the
closer that Micah gets to her, the more she fears he will
learn her secret.
In a land where women are not permitted
to possess magical skills, Elizabeth has a great deal of them,
including the power to heal. Elizabeth’s mother was burned at
the stake for her own magical skills, so Elizabeth is willing
to do whatever she can to get away from Micah, including
running away from him over and over again.
Micah never wanted to be overlord. But
after the death of his father, and his brother’s abdication,
he doesn’t have a choice. He’s pleased with the choice of
Elizabeth as his mate, and frustrated that she doesn’t
reciprocate his feelings. But, in this land of magic, Micah
has none. Or doesn’t he? When Elizabeth comes to the keep
things start to change. Micah needs her help, and the help of
his friend, Asher, to make the changes permanent.
Overlord’s Vessel starts
with a bang. The sex is hot and at first, I thought a bit
hasty and overdone. As I was reading, I thought I would have
liked a bit more back-story before the couple hit the sheets
together. But, as the story progressed, I realized that it was
the perfect start for the book, to show how the women of
Maelgwn were treated, and how the people, namely Elizabeth and
Micah, had been raised.
Once I got over my initial dismay at the
early couplings, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. So much so
that I found myself entranced, unwilling to break away because
I wanted to see what happened next.
Ms. Green has created a magical world
full of fantastic characters and rituals. I for one hope to
see more of Maelgwn, and hope that it won’t be long before we
see how things work out for Asher, who, I have to admit, was
Overlord’s Vessel has found
its way to my keeper shelf. I can’t wait for a return to this