cover image Dreamer’s Daughter

Dreamer’s Daughter

Lynn Kurland. Berkley Sensation, $15 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-425-26284-9

The ninth Nine Kingdoms romantic fantasy (after River of Dreams) wraps the story up neatly while leaving room for Kurland to continue exploring the richly detailed world. Aisling wants to hold on to her belief that she is just a humble weaver from a secretive country where magic is inexplicably being drained away. But when she returns to Bruadair, she finally accepts that it’s her responsibility to gather her courage and save her country and her descendants from those who seek to control the world. Rather than weaving, she shall become a spinner of light and magic. The witty banter between Aisling and her elven knight errant, Rùnach, lightens what could otherwise have been a dark adventure. Aisling and Rùnach’s sweet courtship enhances this lovely quest fantasy. New readers should begin with the first book in the series to understand what motivates Aisling and Rùnach, and to better enjoy the cameos of characters from previous adventures. (Jan.)