Reader and Raelynx
by Sharon Shinn
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Review by Sam Lubell
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441014699
Date: 06 November 2007 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Reader and Raelynx by Sharon Shinn is the fourth novel in her Twelve Houses series and the best since the first book. The Twelve Houses novels are fantasy-romance hybrids that in previous books stressed the romance elements. While a romance is still key to Reader and Raelynx, there is more action than in the previous books, and Shinn provides answers to some of the mysteries hinted at in earlier volumes. From official release/information:
Book Description: In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic Cammon must put aside his personal feelings for Princess Amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. But Cammon is unable to read Amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers-a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.