Of Water and Dragons by Kelley Heckart

By Kelley Heckart

They have been destined to satisfy, yet have been they destined to be jointly? although her center sought after whatever assorted, Nemu knew what needed to be performed. there has been even more at stake than her personal agony or the lifetime of one guy. The encroaching Romans threatened many blameless lives. gazing the darkish typhoon clouds assemble over the mountains, she suggestion how peculiar it used to be that nature usually mirrored ones emotions. might the solar ever seem for her back? She observed herself as a tree battered by way of the wind and sleet, her center a frozen knot of roots being ripped out via the harmful winds. there has been not anything she may do to flee. She must remain powerful and wish the hurricane could lose its energy, leaving her center intact and Ambiorix secure. Of Water and Dragons happens at the mystical island of Britannia from the darkish enchanted lochs of Scotland to the grand bathhouses of Roman Britain. The conflict of Mons Graupius in advert eighty four is without doubt one of the such a lot profound battles in historical past while the Romans, notwithstanding tremendously outnumbered, defeat the Celtic tribes of old Scotland and furthered the growth of the Roman Empire. the following, during this untamed land the Romans name Caledonia, lives Nemu (Nay-Moo), a half-human, half-water faery girl. quickly after the conflict ends, she unearths a wounded Roman soldier identify Ambiorix. regardless of her mistrust of people, she takes him in and heals his wounds. even though they're from diverse worlds, they're mysteriously interested in one another, yet unexpected forces maintain them aside till their worlds collide in a fury of fireside, blood and darkness. Of Water and Dragons weaves jointly the Roman background and Celtic lore of old Britain to create an unforgettable tale of affection and sacrifice.

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He had tried to find Nemu to apologize to her and explain everything to her. He had looked everywhere for her, but she had gone. Luckily Valeria was too preoccupied with the wedding day events to really take any notice and hadn't said anything to him about Nemu. In fact, all Valeria seemed to care about lately was her appearance. She wouldn't even let him see her until she was completely made up. She had changed so much since they were children. He sighed out loud and rubbed his hand through his thick hair, causing a few dark blonde strands to stick out at the sides.

The wine was only slightly watered down and the rich amber liquid slid down his throat, warming his belly. He stretched out his legs, relaxing on the fur-lined wooden seat. The Celtic houses were darker then the light bright villas he was accustomed to and the faint smell of animal dung and fresh animal skins lingered in the air. But it was warm and cozy. The central fire warmed his cold limbs. He noticed the walls were coated with lime wash and painted with a red and black design of interlocking circles bordered by diamond shapes.

The pony came crashing out of the forest. " Rhonwyn nimbly plucked the reins from the stumbling beast and it calmed instantly. She resumed walking beside Nemu. " "Because I thought Ambiorix would accept me if I was more human," Nemu answered with bitterness in her voice. "Even if Ambiorix did want you, he was betrothed to Valeria since they were young children. " Nemu stopped. " "No. " Rhonwyn patted Nemu's shoulder. " Nemu smiled, blinking back tears. "I'm glad we met. " "If it wasn't for Ambiorix, we would never have met at all," Rhonwyn said.

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