Author: Jen Wylie
Date Published: 5/26/11
When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice?
Shara is a healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor.
Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully into its bloody arms when the kingdom is invaded. Ordered by her king to the front lines to tend the wounded, she is forced to flee when their camp is attacked. Happening upon a wounded soldier in the forest, every mile back to the capital is a struggle, and breaking the healer’s code, she falls in love with her charge.
If Shara thought that to be the least of her troubles, the appearance of a fierce warrior captain who appoints himself her protector, teaches her differently. Trouble comes in threes at the appearance of a former love and fellow healer. Faced with decisions of the heart and the sudden manifestation of her gift, there is little room for anything else to go wrong. Or at least that’s what Shara thought
Well, I wont lie, this one took me a while to get into. The beginning started off a bit slow to me. Yes there was action and a lot going on, but I just wanted to know where it was going.
For a young adult novel, this definitely had some more adult subject matter. Is it safe for kids to read? Yes, but there is reference to her being in a sexual relationship from the age of 13. Their people have a different way of life. Its a whole other world. It definitely makes sense for the book and I loved how everything came together, but just a warning.
Shara has grown up in Healer Hall, learning to harness her gift and being around others like her. When she makes journeyman and is given the opportunity to get out of her bubble, she is definitely interested in it. What she doesnt expect is to be placed into the middle of a war. After finding a hurt soldier and nursing him back to life, she finds her self falling in love with him.
This story is JAM PACKED with Twists, Secrets, Revelations, and just so much that you would not expect. There are definite themes and occurrences that are very powerful. You never know what is going to happen next, you are definitely kept on your toes throughout the entire story!
You would think that the 3 love interests would be a bit much, but honestly I felt myself being drawn to each of them in their own ways. It's kinda frustrating that she can't have all three. lol. I'm honestly at a loss for where I hope her life will end up.