Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Ever since the Warriors rescued Saffron from Delcan’s dungeon, she has been a bit on the timid side and was still plagued with her nightmarish memories of what was done to her. But since her rescue, one person has always protected her; Camdyn, who could silence her nightmares with a single touch and who is never far from her when she’s plagued with a vision.
Now Dani has finally broken through the spell that had claimed Saffron’s vision and Saffron is trying to live every day to the fullest. Even though they still have enemies to slay and she still has to fight her own mother, who is trying to get her declared legally dead so she can claim Saffron’s inheritance.
Camdyn has felt a need to protect Saffron from the moment he saw her chained up in Declan’s prison, he just assumed it was because he was the only one that could penetrate the magic keeping her there. And, as time goes on, he is finding himself drawn to her more and more, but it’s a pull that he must fight. He has already lost his wife and will not go through that pain again.
But when Saffron is once again in the clutches of the enemy, all thoughts of Allison go out the window as he will give anything, including his own life, to get Saffron back once more.
Of all the women that have been in this series so far, Saffron has been the one I’ve had the least interest in. Except for Kirstin, that is. I was hoping that I would learn to love Saffron’s character, but I really didn’t. I found her to be weak and always the damsel in distress. Granted, I understand why she’s the way she is with all that she has been through with her own family and then Declan. I hope we do see her grow and strengthen as the series progresses.
I really did enjoy Camdyn though. Always, the quiet protector, he can’t help, but be drawn to Saffron even though he doesn’t want to be. He wars with himself over what he feels for her and the hurt and grief he still harbors for the love he lost, Allison. Of course it takes almost losing Saffron for him to realize exactly what she means to him and to know that he can’t turn off his feelings for her; that above all else she is his to love and protect and a life without her isn’t worth living.
I think the strength in Camdyn’s character more than makes up for Saffron’s shortcomings and their bond only serves to get stronger (*major spoiler—look away if you can*) now that she is carrying his child. I have a hint of ‘I told you so’ in me as well since I knew that someone in the castle would be getting pregnant soon and I even mentioned it in my last review for this series, Midnight’s Lover. Of course Saffron was the one I didn’t want to get pregnant so it only serves to reason that she would be the one for it to happen to. But I think this baby will be great for them both, but especially Camdyn. To think he was losing everything to now be rewarded with such a gift is priceless.
For the most part I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t an instant love match as Camdyn was trying to fight his feelings so it took them a little longer than the others to give in to their desires, but it was well worth the wait!
The only part of this book that I didn’t like was when Saffron and Camdyn were going through the labyrinth to try to wake Laria. It seemed a bit too drawn out for me and got a bit boring, of course it’s because I’m just not an Indiana Jones kind of girl and I don’t care about the tests and puzzles they were faced with, I just wanted the end result! I’m so impatient and demanding! I think we definitely understood the task at hand was tedious by the halfway point and I think it could have been shortened to keep readers interested. But not to fear the book quickly picks back up afterwards and you won’t want to put it back down until you’ve read the last page!
This is a mysteriously magical tale that you won’t want to forget!