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Some magical book series promise a female hero who’s equal to her male counterparts, but once she falls all over herself in love, she goes soft and mushy. Not in Tainted.
The story of Lisen of Solsta and Korin Rosarel, the captain sworn to protect her, continues with the two on the run from her brother. They slip into the desert where no spy of her brother’s could travel unnoticed.
The desert and its traditions challenge Lisen and Korin, and when they respond, everything changes. Will what happens in the desert disrupt Lisen’s plans? Or will her experiences there encourage her to push through and claim her birthright from her brother?
Revisit Lisen’s world, a world where passion can flourish without determining one’s every action.
Where a man can nurture a growing fetus within the embrace of his body as naturally as a woman.
Where a sister can make the same claim to rule as her brother.
Where magic is a quiet gift capable of destruction when necessary.
Lisen begins to recognize and accept the demands of a hero. Remember her.
REVIEWS FOR TAINTED
In Tainted, Hart St. Martin grapples with some of the issues Ursula K. Le Guin explored in The Left Hand of Darkness, but St. Martin does a better job… I couldn’t put this down and finished it in one sitting–the prose, plot and characters pulled me in and wouldn’t let me go. – Holly Welker
Love all the intrigue and subtle interactions between characters. Like the author took Moon Zappa and dropped her in the middle of the Dune series. – Laura Saint Martin
D. Hart St. Martin’s writing is simply superb. Fantastical, fun, and adventurous, Tainted sucked me in from page one and kept me reading through to the end. The author’s wonderful world-crafting is evident, both in her descriptions of Garla and of Thristas, the desert that Lisen explores for the first time in this book. – Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite.