1 flight (samaria) to be chosen as the lover of an angel is the highest honor in samaria, but narrator salome knows the hidden dangers of such a life and tries to warn her niece sheba.2 blood (heart of gold) as a gold-skinned gulden man, kerk values race and pride above all, until he meets blue-skinned jalcie and his decades-past well-missed runaway mother.3 gold (summers in castle auburn) on the eve of war, royal guard orlain escorts his beloved princess zara, narrator to seductive elvish alora, that lures her away.4
Claire delacroix delivers a tale of a gifted seer who receives a vision of a man whom she was not meant to marry, but was meant to love. lynn kurland spins a story of a mortal man and an elven woman who endure both the mundane and the magical in their quest to remain together. sharon shinn writes of a brave young woman who saves her sister's magically-gifted child, only to receive an unexpected gift of her own. sarah monette's tells of a warrior maiden trapped in a deadly storm
In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic cammon must put aside his personal feelings for princess amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. but cammon is unable to read amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers-a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.