Bleddyn has waited centuries for the
woman who will be able to heal him and purge the blood lust
he has felt for so long. However, each time he is ready to
claim her, something occurs that makes is necessary for her
to be given to the flames and the wait begins all over
again. Now Bleddyn is known as Dr. Bleddyn Glyndwr, an
expert on wolves – something he naturally is.
Meredythe Welsh is a reporter who is
still trying find the big story that will make her name.
After being pulled off of one she had high hopes for,
Meredythe is not happy to be given another one concerning a
possible serial killer. But she is quickly intrigued and
follows a path that leads her directly to Bleddyn.
Not willing to lose Meredythe yet
again, Bleddyn goes along with a plan that was thought out
and put into action long ago. Meredythe begins to wonder
about this wolf expert she has found and her recent affinity
for the wolves in his care. Hoping to have a clear path to
his joining with Meredythe this time, Bleddyn learns that
his old nemesis has also found out who Meredythe is and is
on their trail. Old grudges and beliefs lead to danger.
When all is done, will the fires once again separate these
Fires of Solstice gives
us two main characters who have traveled through time to
find each other. Bleddyn has existed without relief, always
hoping to get to Meredythe in time to join with her and end
his suffering. Meredythe, on the other hand, has lived many
lives and always ends up being consumed by the fires before
Bleddyn can get to her. Following the two of them through
their previous encounters and the outcomes kept me thinking
about star-crossed lovers who can never quite find each
other. The sparks that flew between Meredythe and Bleddyn
grew, but for the majority of the book, I was unsure if the
sparks would become flames of passion, or distrust and
disbelief. The ending and actual hero of the story kept up
with the unusual and gripping plot line. Lovers of books
starring paranormal creatures and even those who enjoy
historicals and don’t mind contemporaries, will enjoy the
twists and turns of the Fires of Solstice.