Song Weaver [The Bainevah Series Book 3]
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by Michelle Levigne
Category: Romance/Fantasy Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read
Description: In Bainevah, music is a vital part of healing both body and mind. Veerian is a Song Weaver, part of the Healers Temple, and a descendant of the vanished Nai'hash'vi race. When Prince Rushtan is wounded and overtaken with evil magic and Veerian is called in to help find a cure, her past begins to catch up with her. Four years before, she was a ragged, starving street singer, fleeing rape and slavery. When she helped a wounded soldier in the Dregs, the worst part of the city, she met Rushtan and her life was changed forever. Together, they must find a cure for the magic that uses innocent people as puppets. Rushtan wants more than partnership and friendship with Veerian, but what kind of a life can he offer her? Veerian has learned to be leery of men who see more than her musical gifts--especially men of noble blood--but her heart longs for a part of Rushtan's life. As they hunt for a miracle to save Bainevah, can they find one for themselves? [Genres: Romance / Paranormal Romance]
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: December 2006
38 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [363 KB]
Reading time: 236-331 min.
"Song Weaver is complete as a stand alone novel, but as I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole series I would definitely recommend reading them in sequence. The Bainevah books revolve around an imagined ancient mythology with unique paranormal elements. Song Weaver is my pick of the series so far. Veerian is not a complex character, so readers will quickly feel drawn into her life... Rushtan complicates the situation nicely with his own male insecurities... As the pair work together to piece together mysteries of the past and present, issues develop to add depth and conflict to the romance. Secondary characters mentioned in the first and second Bainevah books are re-introduced in a manner that does not distract from the storyline. They add interest and provide insight into some past events from a different viewpoint. Michelle L. Levigne has rapidly become one of my favourite authors. Her ability to make a fantasy world/planet and its unique people plausible is to be commended. Upon reflection, each of Michelle L. Levigne's books has commentary on our own planet and people if you are to look for it. This author's backlist is quite impressive and I'm sure that once you have read The Bainevah series, you will be keen to read more of her books."--Fallen Angel Reviews
"Let me help," she whispered, drawn to the terror he fought to quell, the pain, the lethargy that visibly tugged on his eyelids. He had already lost too much blood. She knew that much, even if she knew very little about healing.
"Run." His voice sounded like the shattered wood lying around him. "They'll be back."
"I can help," she insisted, and pressed her hands over his bloody, trembling, cooling hand. A silent voice inside her laughed. What could she offer but a soothing song, to ease his spirit as he bled to death?
Music can be magic, and magic heals, another voice countered deep inside her soul. It was the same voice that demanded she keep her body and soul pure.
"You're killing yourself, to help me. It was an ambush." He shuddered and closed his eyes to fight the pain that stole his color. "They'll kill you when they come back. Go." He tried to smile. "I couldn't stand it if I helped kill a pretty girl. Go home to your parents while you still can."
Veerian bit her lip to keep from blurting that her parents had abandoned her at an oasis when she was a child. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and called up the cool tingling of power that always hovered at the back of her mind when she sang.
If she could drive away ravening beasts in the desert nights with her song, if she could calm drunken caravan drivers with her music, if she could ease pain with her flute, why couldn't she help him with this wound?