Desperate to escape the memories that haunt her, Tsura Harris returns to Jamestown, the very place her mother forbade her to go. A gifted Chuvani, Tsura has sworn off all magick, thus making her vulnerable to the Renoldi clan, who wish to kill her and take the pendant that is the key to her power.
Red Wolf is hell-bent on living his life on the sea, until he runs into Tsura on the docks. His pride wounded from her rejection years before, he hoped to never see her again. But when the evil Corsair, Romulus Black, demands to know where she is, Red Wolf must protect her, as is his duty.
But is duty and honor his only reason, or does Red Wolf still carry a flame of love in his heart? And will Tsura finally discover her destiny?
I was on hooks for most if not all of Sacred Legacy by Kat Flannery, but in the very best way for a book. There were gypsies, Native Americans, pirates and in the middle of it all, Tsura Harris, a Chuvani ("a wise knowledgeable woman in Romany Gypsy Clans" according to Wikipedia), and Red Wolf, a Native American turned privateer.
The Renoldi clan, and Romulus Black believe Tsura is in possession of a ruby that gives great power. They would love to have it, and the power, and to destroy Tsura. The only reason Tsura came over from England is to visit family in the South, as her biological father was dying. Then her 'voyage' takes a couple of amazing turns.
Tsura and Red Wolf, who were besotted with each other in younger days, meet by chance. Each has been carrying a chip the size of the future state of Texas on a shoulder because each thought the other had just walked away. They kept denying the fires were still flaring in their hearts, by expressing utter hatred for each other at every possible turn.
Red Wolf resolves to take Tsura to his tribe for safety's sake, while he goes back to Jamestown to eliminate the Romulus Black problem. Tsura says at every turn that she wants to go back to the coast. Due to a time in England when her powers failed her, Tsura has vowed not to use them. But when she is angry or upset, they tend to get stronger...a lot stronger. I feel the ruby may enhance her power, but she can do a lot without it as well.
Sacred Legacy has all the classic literary power of a "Last of the Mohicans". If you like historical fiction, early America, stories of Native Americans, and/or other cultures, Sacred Legacy should be on your shelf!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. Kat enjoys teaching writing classes and giving back to other aspiring authors. She volunteers her time at the local library facilitating their writing group. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career Her debut novel CHASING CLOVERS has been an Amazon Top 100 Paid bestseller. LAKOTA HONOR and BLOOD CURSE (Branded Trilogy) are Kat’s two award-winning novels and HAZARDOUS UNIONS is Kat’s first novella. Kat is currently hard at work on her next series, THE MONTGOMERY SISTERS. Visit Kat at: www.katflannerybooks.com. You can find Kat on Facebook,Twitter and Goodreads.
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