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Sharon Shinn

Book - 2013

"Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel Troubled Waters. Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power; Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city. Rafe Adova, an outcast since he was born, lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no amb...ition other than cheating at the card tables-until the night he decides to help a girl named Corene, who looks like she's stumbled into the wrong bar. She, too, is a princess-sister to Josetta, who finds her with Rafe. He fascinates her. Josetta has never encountered anyone like him-someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings. He is drawn to her, though he thinks they are unlikely to ever meet again-but their connection grows strong when she nurses him back to health after he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries. And when they learn the reason he's being hunted, they know that the truth about his history could endanger not only their love but also their very lives."--

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Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Published
New York : Ace Books 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"An Elemental Blessings novel"--Jacket.
Physical Description
386 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780425261729
9780425261712
0425261719
Main Author
Sharon Shinn (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Princess Corene of the Five Families of Welce, and her sister Josetta, become fascinated by a slum-dwelling outcast after he helps one of the sisters escape from being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel Troubled Waters. Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power…Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city.Rafe Adova lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no real ambition—until the night he helps a girl named Corene, who looks like she’s stumbled into the wrong bar.Josetta is fascinated by the man who has helped her sister. Rafe is unlike anyone she’s encountered—someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings.Rafe is also drawn to Josetta, but when he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries and they discover the reason behind the attack, Rafe and Josetta realize that the truth could endanger not only their newfound love, but also their very lives…

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novelTroubled Waters. Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power…Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city.Rafe Adova lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no real ambition—until the night he helps a girl named Corene, who looks like she’s stumbled into the wrong bar.Josetta is fascinated by the man who has helped her sister. Rafe is unlike anyone she’s encountered—someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings.Rafe is also drawn to Josetta, but when he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries and they discover the reason behind the attack, Rafe and Josetta realize that the truth could endanger not only their newfound love, but also their very lives…