HQN, Feb 2005, 6.99, 384 pp.
In Imperia, the Priestess of Druinn, Zirra, demands that mortal warrior Tristan ar Malik mate with her or else; he refuses and insists he must leave because the Great Lord Challann wants to discuss the rebellion in Gillorad. Angry, Zirra breaks the alliance between sorcerers and humans by casting a spell on Tristan that makes him her pleasure slave living inside a jewelry box unless she calls him. Only true love can break the spell.
Fifteen earth centuries later in Santa Fe, antiquities dealer Julia “Jules” Anderson purchases a jewelry box at Kreuger Flea Market. When she opens the small box Tristan appears in her kitchen. To his shock she rejects his offer to pleasure her though he feels she wants him. As they begin to fall in love, Tristan becomes concerned that Zirra will learn the truth and kill his beloved even if they are light years away.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner