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Jelena was stunned when she found her new nevash (ward) in a backwater planet in the middle of nowhere. There had to be some mistake! There was no way that Drake 'The Magician' Durand, infamous assassin and head of the ruthless assassin's guild, could deserve the protection of the Gods. Jelena was a Nar'gadesh, however, descended from the ancient lines of the Nar'galia, a people who had descended into myth and legend centuries ago and was determined to see her wardship through, even if she had to keep herself from killing the frustrating, stubborn man!
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Drake was amused by the small blonde and irritated to discover that she was the first woman he was attracted to since Zanera, a blonde who had about killed him 2 years past. If only Jelena didn't keep insisting that she was a Nar'gadesh - everyone knew that the legendary magicians didn't really exist. After all, if there really was a race blessed by the gods to protect and watch out for everyone else in the universe, where had they been when the evil Jotnar enslaved half the galaxy! Still, no matter what Drake did, he couldn't shake the tenacious Jelena, so he did his best to ignore her...

The longer Jelena was around Drake, the more confused she became. How could she have feelings for someone who was no better than a hired murderer? As Drake continues to hunt down the remaining leaders of the now deposed Jotnar Alliance, Jelena keeps getting in his way and questioning his motives. Drake could explain things to Jelena - he could explain this his own father, Threaden, is the one he is currently hunting for selling the Bellarrisian prince to the Jotnar, for beating him when he was a child, for offering to give Drake's life in exchange for release from a prison planet - but he wants Jelena to have faith in him and to see him as he truly is, instead of what his reputation purports him to be. However, as Drake searches deeper and deeper into his past to find Threaden, he discovers that maybe he doesn't even know who he is anymore...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   lovers spending a lot of time bickering Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   Both human, she has magical powers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   teleportation    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility    -   healing


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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