Lord Fiontenhal Banaghal Gellert (Fionn)
is many things, including the 13th Marquis De LaRounge, an
alchemist, and the new King of Yadderwal’s brother. Fionn
needs to go after his soul mate but he knows he has to
handle family responsibilities first. However, he makes
sure that he would know how his soul mate is doing. Tannah
ust Nairn is the crown Princess of the EtherWorld and Fey.
Tannah is tricked into crossing the veil and is captured by
a soul stealer. Tannah knows that Fionn is her soul mate
but worried about his safety, she tries to head him off.
Fionn is not going to take no for an
answer when he figures out that Tannah is being held
captive. He sets off to find and free Tannah, only to have
his eyes opened along the way about how some of Yadderwal’s
people have to deal with life. Fionn teams up with a
rascally young man and finds the answers to not only where
Tannah is but also the help he needs to save her and
others. When Tannah and Fionn learn the truth about each
other, they believe that although they are soul mates they
can never be together. They discover that you really should
never question the will of the Gods or royalty – especially
when love is involved.
Whispered Promise is the
perfect sequel to Sudden Fall. This time we get to
see Fionn find, fight for and free his soul mate, Tannah.
Fionn is finally able to go and find out why Tannah will not
talk to him in the Dream World anymore. Tannah, as a
creature who needs the sun, wind and other elements to be
strong, has been forced to survive in a small and cramped
cell which is dark and dank. When Fionn and Tannah come
together it is explosive – literally. I wanted Fionn to have
his happy ending after meeting him in Sudden Fall and
Tannah was just what he needed. I have to admit that when I
learned everything about them, I was worried that they might
end up as star-crossed lovers. I did not give Ms. Surbeck
enough credit however, because not only did she find a
solution but one where everyone wins. Whispered
Promise has all the elements for a great fantasy –
royalty, love, the Fey, and a hint of uncertainty. Fantasy
lovers will want this in their library.
I highly recommend that you read this
series in order as they follow each other exactly. I hope
that Ms. Surbeck decides to let us visit Yadderwal again.