Of Water and Dragons by Kelley Heckart

By Kelley Heckart

They have been destined to fulfill, yet have been they destined to be jointly? notwithstanding her middle sought after anything diversified, Nemu knew what needed to be performed. there has been even more at stake than her personal affliction or the lifetime of one guy. The encroaching Romans threatened many blameless lives. staring at the darkish typhoon clouds assemble over the mountains, she suggestion how strange it used to be that nature frequently mirrored ones emotions. could the solar ever look for her back? She observed herself as a tree battered by way of the wind and sleet, her center a frozen knot of roots being ripped out by way of the harmful winds. there has been not anything she may perhaps do to flee. She must remain robust and desire the typhoon could lose its power, leaving her middle intact and Ambiorix secure. Of Water and Dragons happens at the mystical island of Britannia from the darkish enchanted lochs of Scotland to the grand bathhouses of Roman Britain. The conflict of Mons Graupius in advert eighty four is without doubt one of the so much profound battles in historical past whilst the Romans, although significantly outnumbered, defeat the Celtic tribes of historical Scotland and furthered the growth of the Roman Empire. the following, during this untamed land the Romans name Caledonia, lives Nemu (Nay-Moo), a half-human, half-water faery lady. quickly after the conflict ends, she unearths a wounded Roman soldier identify Ambiorix. regardless of her mistrust of people, she takes him in and heals his wounds. although they're from diverse worlds, they're mysteriously interested in one another, yet unexpected forces continue them aside until eventually their worlds collide in a fury of fireside, blood and darkness. Of Water and Dragons weaves jointly the Roman heritage and Celtic lore of historic Britain to create an unforgettable tale of affection and sacrifice.

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Of Water and Dragons

They have been destined to fulfill, yet have been they destined to be jointly? although her center sought after whatever assorted, Nemu knew what needed to be performed. there has been even more at stake than her personal anguish or the lifetime of one guy. The encroaching Romans threatened many blameless lives. looking at the darkish typhoon clouds assemble over the mountains, she suggestion how peculiar it was once that nature usually mirrored ones emotions.

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Seabird cries mingled with the sound of crashing waves pounding the jagged rocks below. Nemu stood on the garden terrace, inhaling the clean salty air mixed with the scent of herbs and summer flowers that flourished in the garden. Like one of the Djinn, a type of faery that had to grant wishes when captured, Aberth had granted her wish. He had used the wicked looking instruments, that she thought were weapons, with the skill of a talented craftsman to successfully remove her wings. If she still had her wings, she would join the seabirds on their quest diving for fish beneath the dark green waves.

The slave trader's eyes grew round with surprise. " Ambiorix pulled a bag of coins off his belt and handed it to him. " The slave trader tried to return the coin bag. Towering over the man, Ambiorix shoved the coin bag into his hand. " "But, he cut my harness," the man sputtered. "There is enough money in there to pay for the boy and the harness. " The slave trader stomped off, the coin bag clutched in his chubby hand, muttering, "He is nothing but a thief anyway. " Ambiorix looked down at the wiry blonde boy, wondering if he should unshackle him.

By the gods, I think you have a river flowing there," a soft female voice said from behind him. Startled, he splattered his boots. Cursing, he finished and shook himself back into his trousers. Soft feminine laughter erupted behind him. He whirled around. " "You shouldn't sneak up on people. " He was glad of the darkness that hid the flush of red creeping up his cheeks. She was as tall as he was which was more than six feet and she had hair that was such a bright shade of red that it resembled firelight in the darkness.

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