Enchanted is the newest in the djinn series. This one follows Jack Montgomery (the brother of Isis we met in More than Magic). Jack is terrified of the loss of control magic represents, despite his sister's making a different choice, and has gone to great lengths to create a small device to negate the power of magic - though he would be loath to admit it - a talisman against magic. And it has adverse reactions when he meets up with the sexy lady in a New Orleans night club. Leila is a djinn, though a rather week one, sort of an outcast in djinn world since she has trouble mastering all the way of magic. She wants a baby, and since she learns that the mating of a human and djinn can produce one, she goes after Jack. But when he touches his talisman, instead of being protected from her magic, he is thrown into her world were magic is the norm and the only means to survive. Only his talisman robbed Leila of her magical powers, and they are now left alone in the desert to survive on just his wits.
It is a gentle tale of these two out of elements having to learn to depend and trust the other in order to live through the ordeal of being isolated for all both know.
This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray
Love Spell, Sep 2002, 5.99, 384 pp.
Ever since Darius toyed with him using magic, scientist Dr. Jack Montgomery has worked to find away to disrupt the flow. Now just over two years has lapsed since Jack first tasted magic and hated his lack of control due to it. He feels he has found the means to void spells.
Her first choice would have been a man with magical abilities, but being a lightweight genie, Leila settles on intelligence and chooses Jack from a picture she saw of him in her homeland. Leila spins an attraction spell that makes her an alluring 10+, but that does not work as much as the passion Jack feels from looking at her. Jack and Leila kiss, but when the sparks settle and the lips reluctantly separate, a whirlpool spins them into the land of the Djinn. Jack must use other means besides his logical earth physics-based mind if they are to survive until he finds his powerful brother-in-law. As he falls in love with his companion, Jack wonders if his feelings are real or part of a spell cast by Leila.
Fans of fantasy romance will feel the ENCHANTMENT of a wonderful novel if they try Kathleen Nance's latest tale. The action-packed story line works on two levels that of the adventures in the mystical land of Djinn and that of a love story between a mortal and a genie. After perusing this novel the audience will conclude that this time the Wizard of Oz provides substance as Ms. Nance deserves accolades for her well written imaginative book.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner