was brought up by her warrior father and since he was the
leader of her village, she is treated with respect and valor.
When her father dies, one extremely greedy and cruel warrior
decides that he is going to take her father’s place, his
possessions and have Zarina as his submissive wife. Zarina is
a warrior woman and won’t agree with his plan; in fact she
beats him in front of the villagers in a fight. However, she
is defeated and then cast out of the clan. No one even
attempts to help her or acknowledge the wrongs being done.
and Kalis are the first born twins in their family. Like all
before them, they are cursed until they find a warrior woman
that will except them both and love them freely. While they
have never given up hope, it has been searching a very long
time. A dream shows them their mate, a beautiful warrior woman
who makes their blood sing, now their search is really on.
Malik and Kalis meet each other when Zarina needs them the
most. Malik and Kalis are open about who they are, their curse
and the fact that they believe Zarina to be their destined
woman. Zarina, however, does not believe them, but she is
willing to go with them. If Zarina, Malik and Kalis can make
past this enormous hurtle and break the curse, will the
choices that Zarina suddenly has to make tear them apart or
will their three hearts really be one.
even before opening Three Swords, One Heart that
it would be nice and spicy just because Ms. Walters had
written it. Once I was well into the story, I realized that
there were several subplots, like what follies of greed, being
a bully, not wanting to be the one to take a stand and most of
all pride. I was correct about the spice of the ménages, but I
was enthralled with the subplots which all circled around to
the last couple of chapters. Zarina has to grow up emotionally
when she meets Malik and Kalis and while she was willing to
fight, I will tell you I was totally unsure even up to the
last chapter if she would choose her heart or her past.
Three Swords, One Heart is a must read for any sci-fi
and fantasy fans and a story you will come back to again and
again. I have already read it a couple of times.