by Theresa DaLayne
My rating: 5 stars
Series - Stone Legacy - Prequel
Publication Date: July 20, 2015
Publisher: Itza Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 62 pages
Available from: Amazon
Trapped between duty and desire, even a goddess is forced to choose.
When a Mayan goddess, Ishel, falls madly in love, she is left with a
choice. Fulfill her royal obligation and marry the god of war, or
follow her heart and elope with the deity who has true claim over her
heart—Kinich, ruler of the sun.
Determined to have Ishel as his wife, the god of war will stop at no
lengths to ensure their betrothal. Left with no other choice, she flees
the heavens. But there is more at stake than even a goddess can
foresee. An unexpected surprise awaits. One destined to challenge her
Without the goddess to tend to mankind’s plants and flowers, the
middle world will surely perish. And how will she live on to protect the
single person who needs her most?
Ishel by Theresa DaLayne
This prequel is a MUST READ prior to book one, of the series, Stone Guardian. Theresa DaLayne has created a true love story among the gods that sets the tone for the events to follow. Ishel is a quick, yet emotionally charged tale of love denied. In the battle of duty versus love, Ishel, the goddess with the power to make plants grow must choose between marrying the god of war or living out her life with the sun god, Kinich. Her father has decreed she will fulfill her royal duty, but Ishel and Kinich run. The love a child has for her father causes Ishel great pain and in an effort to change her father's heart, they return to plead to be allowed to marry. Permission is granted, but the news of Ishel's secret sends the war god into a fury that will forever separate the lovers. Alone now, Ishel will make the ultimate sacrifice for love.
Forget long and drawn out doomed love stories, Theresa DaLayne has packed all of the love, the angst and the drama into just a few pages while perfectly setting the background and the tone for her new series by going back in history to the time of Ishel and Kinich. Well written, with scenes that are powerfully drawn, this is proof that good things come in small packages!
I received this ARC edition from Theresa DaLayne in exchange for my honest review.