I have to give props to any author who can stick with a series and still make it shine. Award-winning author, Vijaya Schartz, has done that very thing with her Curse of the Lost Isle series. Book 4, Lady of Luxembourg, has yet to receive anything below a 5-Star rating on Amazon. And that's not all...along with writing extraordinary fantasy, Vijaya Schartz is also a writer of science fiction, medieval, and contemporary romance!
978 AD Melusine the Fae, immortal and cursed Lady of Luxembourg, managed to hide her Pagan nature from mortals for many years. She fiercely protects her handsome Count, Sigefroi, but in their princely bliss, neither of them seems to age, and a few suspicious bishops take notice. Then an ondine wreaks havoc during a battle, luring enemy soldiers into the river.
Betrayed, Sigefroi reflects on his many sins from the depths of a rat infested dungeon. Under torture, will he reveal her deadly secret? And when her beloved turns into a devout Christian, can Melusine salvage her happiness? Can love truly redeem her curse, or will she burn at the stake?
5-STARS - by Manic Readers
Schartz is a gifted writer in many genres, and the research she does for every book is phenomenal. Every detail is woven into the story seamlessly, so you feel as if you are really there, watching the horses, the fighting, the clothing, the lovemaking. Looking forward to the next volume.
5-STARS - "My Kind of Read!" by Janette Harjo
This book was so believable, it was like I Time/Traveled! It's a MUST READ! Run, don't walk to buy it!
5-STARS - "Utterly Compelling!" by Beverly J. Malloy
It was so easy to get drawn into this story. The main characters deal with keeping each other happy while dealing with bias, greed and fanatical religious dogma. You root for the couple and applaud how they outwit their enemies. The ending is both touching and bittersweet. If you enjoy loosing yourself in another time and place, as well as the mystical... This IS a MUST read!
5-STARS - "Another Winner!" by Virginia
Vijaya Schartz has outdone herself with this masterly crafted work of fiction.
Enter the world of Melusinethe Fae,a pagan and Count Sigefroi, a Christian, as you travel back in time to the year 978 AD... and what a complex yet realistic world Ms. Schartz has created for the reader. Can a Pagan and a Christian reconcile there religious beliefs... will love conquer all? Find out for yourself and pick up this great read today.
5-STARS - "Fantastic" by Diane Sparks
I read the series one book after another to the 4th book Lady of Luxembourg. I have always been interested in the Melusine legends. This was a completely different story for Melusine she is in the 3rd and 4th book. The story of Pressine as far as I remember is consistent with the other legends except for the extremely romantic ending. I loved the series. Anyone who has heard of Melusine or Ladies of the Lost Isles, or interested in the era of King Arthur, or just loves a romantic historical novel will love this series. There is so much more to say but all I can say is read the books.
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