Resenting the Hero
In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives… Whether they like it or not. ... show more
In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives… Whether they like it or not. Since she was a child, Dunleavy Mallorough has been nurturing her talents as a Shield, preparing for her day of bonding. Unfortunately, fate decrees Lee’s partner to be the legendary, handsome, and unbearably self-assured Lord Shintaro Karish. Sure, he cuts a fine figure with his aristocratic airs and undeniable courage. But Karish’s popularity and notoriety—in bed and out—make him the last Source Lee ever wanted to be stuck with. The duo is assigned to High Scape, a city so besieged by disaster that seven bonded pairs are needed to combat it. But when an inexplicable force strikes down every other Source and Shield, Lee and Karish must put aside their differences in order to defeat something even more unnatural than their reluctant affections for each other…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2006-02-28
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
What the hell did I just read? This is one of those "so bad it's good" books.I wanted to DNF it a lot because Lee is like, super inept. This is a pretty good example of her:I studied some maps of Middle Reach and the surrounding areas, just because I thought I should. I didn’t know what I was lookin...
Don't be fooled by the insipid cover - this is a well written series. Great premise of a world afflicted by natural disasters, which can only be averted by A Pair (Source and Shield) who have complimenting psychic powers, who once matched by magic must work and spend most of their lives bonded toge...
Lord Shintaro Karish is a hunk, a member of the aristocracy and a very powerful source. In fact he's powerful enough to be a major force in the future of this planet. Dunleavy Mallorough is a shield, she's what enables sources to function without burning up, but they have lesser station than the s...
3.5 stars. Overall a pleasant and fun story to read. Don't let the cover scare you away, even though it's probably one of the worst I've ever seen in the fantasy genre, as far as published novels go.I liked the concept of Source & Shield, the role they must fulfil in order to protect people from cat...
With magic, mystery and lots of adventures + great dialogue + a loveable and witty heroine, who could ask for me?Well, I would love more romance actually. There's almost none, and that's a picty because the main characters are too cute for words! :)