The Hero Strikes Back
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. The weather in the city of High Scape is off the charts. It’s snowing in the middle of summer, and the townsfolk are desperate for Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish to fix it—which they can’t do. But try explaining that to an angry mob… Meanwhile, there’s a crazed killer targeting aristocrats. Karish has forfeited the Dukedom of Westsea to continue working as a Source, but Lee fears that technicality won’t matter to the murderer. It certainly doesn’t matter to Karish’s mother, who’s bound and determined that he take the title. Only by working together will Lee and Karish be able to figure out the weather, catch the killer before it’s too late, and most importantly…get rid of Karish’s mother.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Hero (#2)
I enjoyed this installment of the series because it gave us more insight into Shintaro and how he grew up. Also, we got lots of moments between Lee and Shintaro that I can see is slowing building into something really deep. There connections and bond goes well beyond what exists between the other pa...
Other than a little bit of self-referential awkwardness, this series is just getting better. I enjoy how more than half of Lee's thoughts and comebacks are internal, in keeping with a character who is supposed to be so socially removed. This book also drops more hints about the mysterious Source/S...
I found this a lot of fun to read. I've never read any of the other ones in the series, but I didn't feel that I really needed to in order to understand what was going on in the book. Light and fluffy.
love love love this book. the series is just what i need, plot, romance, character development, intelligent writing and witty dialogue between taro and lee.highly re'ccd for those that like lighter sci-fi fantasy with good writing and intrigiung characters.