desired freedom, to escape the misery of her horrible life.
She took a risk only to wind up traveling with dark elf
Caelin, the dragon, Drake, and the unicorn, Faine. The
unlikely mystical males are made to dance to the tune of an
evil sorcerer, Artimus. They form a pact after agreeing to
protect and deliver the orphan girl to their sinister foe.
Gwyneth later regret her desperate gamble? And will the
choices made from this venture come at too high a price for
and dark fantasy done the right way make a formidable
combo. Add Goldie McBride’s straightforward and wonderfully
picturesque writing style to the mix, along with a
fascinating montage of characters going up against
despicable villains, and all I can say is that
Lamentation of Swans will put Fed Ex out of business
when it comes to delivery.
tragedy, passion, adventure, and an array of things I’d
rather not divulge. Dark themes transpire, matched by
beauty and quirky twists to thicken up the plot soup. As
for the characters, forget everything you know about
unicorns, dark elves, dragons, and rescuing maidens. This
is not a sticky sweet romantic tale where good and evil
collide. I’m thankful for the author’s originality and the
fact that she was willing to stretch the limits. I wasn’t
always sure if I liked Caelin, Faine, and Drake; sometimes I
grew impatient at the way Gwyneth accepted whatever came her
way. Yet, Ms. McBride has her pen on the pulse point of the
story and she made me feel every step of their journey until
I grew to care.
Lamentation of Swans is remarkably inventive,
soaring and subsiding towards a perfect landing with
characters that break the boring mold. If that’s not
enough, then the cover featuring Caelin and the sizzling sex
is sure to make you break out in a sweat.