The Great City is at peace now. The
usurper king is dead and the rightful High King and Queen
now rule. Itís been 1000 years since peace reigned in the
land. The King and Queen are eager to negotiate treaties
with the other kingdoms that make up the Land Between the
Seas. The first is an ambassadorial mission to Den, the
homeland of Anleeh the new Lord Justice.
Siara is Headmistress of the Temple
College and has been in love with Anleeh since the first
moment she saw him. She was willing to love him in secret
knowing it would go nowhere. Anleeh was one of the Zinahs,
the guardians of the Priestess and forbidden to anyone else.
As official Historian and Scribe for this mission, now is
her chance to have him and she will take whatever she can
Many years ago Anleeh came to the Great
City to train with the soldiers. It was his only hope of
controlling his beast. And now he has to return to his home
to negotiate a treaty with his Uncle. He will do what is
needed but he is afraid of the darker side of himself. He
wants to keep his beast under control, but can he, when that
part of him is the most revered in Den?
As Anleeh fights his beast, Siara falls
more and more in love with the man he is. He distances
himself from her until she tells him her secret. Why hadnít
she told him before? Just as they are preparing to return to
the Great City, Anleeh faces his greatest fears. Can Siaraís
love save him?
Anleeh and Siara are a good
couple. Neither will admit to loving the other because each
is afraid of themselves. Isnít that just like people?
Savage is full of really hot sex and angst and
mystery. The emotion is solid and the characters are mostly
strong. I was reading right along and then there was the
Ďyouíre kiddingí moment. It wasnít completely wrong but it
was off. At least it was to me. Even though itís not
exactly the thing for me, Iíd still recommend Savage
to anyone who really likes fantasy.