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The Chosen by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #9.7
Published by Brightlynx Publishing on March 19, 2018
Genres: Fantasy Romance
A Wolf on the hunt...
Wulfgar Hahn, better known as the Wolf of Braugne, is a man on a mission. Determined to avenge the murder of his brother, he stops at Camaeline Abbey to meet with the Chosen of Camael, goddess of the Hearth. Unfortunately, it appears the Chosen wants nothing to do with him.
A leader in disguise...
Captivated by the Wolf of Braugne despite herself, Lily poses as an unassuming priestess in order to learn more about this ruthless man. But things are not as they seem, and after foiling an assassination attempt, Lily must decide if Wulf is the destroyer from her visions, or the hero of her dreams.
A choice to be made...
As war looms on the horizon, passion sparks between them, but an enduring relationship between a soldier on the march and a leader who reveres hearth and home is impossible—or is it? Among the swirling snows of the winter Masque, the gods and goddesses of the Elder Races dance, and love will find a way..
The Chosen is the single title release of the novella that was previously published in the holiday anthology AMID THE WINTER SNOW in December, 2017.
This novella was part of Amid the Winter Snow which I reviewed earlier this year. I loved it so much! Today The Chosen releases as a separate novella outside of the anthology. I have read almost everything by Thea Harrison. She is a favorite author of mine.
Set in the same world as the Elder Races series but felt more closely related to the Moonshadow series world, it could be easily read as a stand alone. I enjoyed learning more about this alternate dimension. Magic is one of my favorite things and I especially like the way it is implemented here. The world and characters were developed and gave me an emotional ride. My only issue was how quickly the romance developed. Overall, a great read and interesting story.
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