Legend has it …
centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of
Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman
oppression, Ilias’ obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if
that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus.
What he doesn’t know is his own heart threatens to betray his
What will prevail: his mind or his heart?
A story of ancient times, revenge and love. The story of how the people
living in present day Romania
was born. I read it in a go. I simply couldn't put it down.
Ilias is a strong leader who stands up for
what he believes in. He's been planning on revenge, for over a decade, against Rome for destroying his
family, and kingdom.The time has come
and there is nothing to stop him from following the course he has set. The
story, told from Ilias POV lets us get closer to his thoughts and doubts and
Nerva is a strong heroine too. Traianus's relative, with her flaring
temper and lovely face, will prove a more dangerous enemy to Ilias than the
Roman soldiers. Will he manage to keep his word towards his followers and
destroy the conquerors or will he be an easy prey for another enemy, close at
hand, his budding feelings of love for Nerva?
My conclusion: Gripping. Fast paced. Cami Miron Skiba has offered
the readers a quick and entertaining read and I
am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly
recommend it to those who love a historical/light romance story, and give it
enjoy a good mystery story and Shadows of the Past had plenty or it. I
initially did not know what to expect, but whatever I wanted from the
book before I started it, I receive 10 times more. It was so good and I
found myself thrown in two different lives.
was told from two points of view, two characters belonging to different
times. I’ve usually read books that had characters from the same time,
but not in this one. Genevieve lived in the 15th century and Anne’s
story takes place in 1990. The thing is, I couldn’t decide whose story I
was most eager to follow because each of them had its share of mystery.
Every time I started with Genevieve’s story I wanted to see what Anne
was doing and every time I went back to Anne I needed to see Genevieve
Genevieve’s story begins actually with the
ending and afterwards her entire life is unfolded right in front of us.
Her life was tragic, from the begging until the very end. She lost her
father thanks to the cursed forest which triggered a chain reaction and
soon, her entire family was dead. When she finally settled down she was
forced to leave again because the forest managed to take another person
that she grew fond of just see herself under the protective wing of
I must say that I enjoyed the
descriptions on the 15th century places, people, and the traditions. The
way that everyone different was looked at with disgust because much
like today, people would fear the unknown. But in those days everything
was conducted to the extreme, different being associated with monsters
Anne’s story was the mild part of the
book. She is a strong and independent woman, she knows what she wants
and I simply loved her attitude when she caught her boyfriend with her
best friend together. She is a strong business woman, clearly she is not
that eager to show her weaknesses, but along with her normal life and
appearance, she has also some paranormal abilities and with the help of
them she can connect with Genevieve.
The love story was
sweet and slow, full of some tender moments. The cover may not show it
this way, but it is. It is based more on the emotional part and less on
the physical one.
Of course that between Anne and
Genevieve is a connection and of course I will not tell you which one
because you will need to read it to know it. Trust me, I loved it and so
will you, especially if you are into paranormal romance.
This was an amazing story, settled in the past and present,
following the destiny of two women that are parted by 500 years.