Book: Chatelaine of Forez (Curse of the Lost Isle) by Vijaya Schartzcategories: Book, Historical, Fiction, Legends, Melusine the Fae, Arthurian Legends, Religious Persecutions, Religious Tolerance, France, Forez, Lyon (France), Artaud of Forez, Medieval Fantasy Romance
Vijaya Schartzabout this book: This medieval Fantasy Romance is not just about love in a different setting. It's also about the religious persecutions of the time.
Imagine a Pagan heroine, and immortal, a fae, struggling to survive in a world where religious tolerance is dying. The penalty for being a Pagan is to burn at the stake, and it's a real possibility. It's happening everywhere in the kingdom of France and in the Holy Germanic Empire.
Melusine, the character of many authentic legends, reappears in this book, #5 in the series Curse of the Lost Isle. She seeks redemption from a curse that makes her an ondine (a water serpent from the waist down) one day each month.
Although each book can be read as a whole, it's better to read all the books in the right order. This recurring character has a heavy past, and in this book she seeks the soul of her late beloved husband, reincarnated in the new overlord of Forez.
But when she meets him, he is not at all what she expected. He remembers nothing of their former life together, of her love, or of her curse... and Melusine wants to be loved for what she really is.
Lors Artaud of Forez is weary of immortals, and it will take extraordinary circumstances to throw these two in each other's arms. Since this is a romance, however, they will eventually overcome the enormous obstacles and their love will grow stronger.
Don't miss this edgy medieval series, especially this latest installment, Chatelaine of Forez.
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