Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kathryne Kennedy's Beneath the Thirteen Moons

If you're in the mood for light romance in a fantasy setting, I'd recommend Beneath the Thirteen Moons by Kathryne Kennedy.
Beneath the Thirteen Moons
The blurb:
He's a ruler in a divided world...In a magical, watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rules and the people is an uncrossable chasm.  Handsome, arrogant price Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules.  Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside the palace walls.

She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence...Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one.  But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of the Sea Forest, Mahri knows that she has a chance to change the fate of her people...

Romance novels are a bit silly and Kathryne Kennedy isn't afraid to take risks.  If you're willing to dive into this world where magical powers exist and can be harvested, harnessed through the consumption of special rare foods -- which somehow reminded me a bit of Dune -- and join Mahri as she navigates dangerous waters under time pressure to bring the healer to her village,  you'll find Beneath the Thirteen Moons a light, fun escape.  The attraction, the gentle banter, the obstacles and unusual characters combine to give an engaging and satisfying romance.  

ISBN-10: 1402236514 - Mass Market Paperback $7.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (December 1, 2010), 384 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
Kathryne Kennedy is an award-winning author of magical romances.  She's lived in Guam, Okinawa and in several states in the U.S. and currently lives in Arizona with her family. She welcomes readers to visit her at

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