Signet, Jul 7 2009, $7.99
Four years ago warrior Murdoch Le Droit was banished from her home, the Mystic Isle of Aelynn. Now with the death of the island's leader, the gods announce that Murdoch is their chosen oracle. However, no one knows where Murdoch is.
The spirit guide to healer Lissandra Olympus persuades her to find Murdoch and bring him home and to seek the mysterious missing Chalice of Plenty; both are needed to save the Island. Lissandra locates Murdoch, but is shocked when he rejects her plea to come home as he is needed as the new oracle; which he also scoffs at because the Gods would never select an exiled warrior who has no control over his paranormal skills. He also knows he still desires Lissandra as he did before he was kicked off Aelynn. She also realizes why her spirit guide told her to venture forth as she must heal his spirit in order for him to accept what has been predestined by the gods. Her skills may not be as powerful as her love.
As the “Mystic” saga goes full circle (see MYSTIC GUARDIAN and MYSTIC RIDER), Patricia Rice does so with a great entry. While the mortals are overwhelmed by the French Revolution, the Isle of Aelynn is in deep trouble with the savior being the person exiled several years ago who wants nothing to do with his homeland. Fans will relish this super romantic fantasy as Lissandra learns how to heal Murdoch comes from her heart not her skill.