The Medallion of Solaus
by Kimberly Adkins
A Darkly Enchanted Artifact.
A Passion to Outlast the Centuries.
Solaus had but one wish of the medallion: to save his dying bride. But when he placed the pendant around his neck, his wish was changed by a malevolent twist of magic that made him Djinn, but also took away the knowledge of what he is and who he used to be. Flung from Ancient Persia into immortality, Solaus has only the memory that he did not save his true love—and nothing more as time begins to pass.
Eager for a fresh start, New York City photographer, Kaitlin Sommers accepts a rare assignment on a deserted island fortress off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. Surrounded by the shadowy underworld of illegal treasure smuggling, Kaitlin finds herself in the arms of man who seems to spring directly from dreams of her past—a man Fate threatens to tear her away from a second time.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book with a time travel element in it. The Medallion of Solaus provided an interesting twist on the concept. While Kaitlin never ‘truly’ travels back in time, she visit the past in her ‘dreams.’ Ms. Adkins does a wonderful job of transporting Kaitlin and the reader to lush, exotic Ancient Persia, if only in dreams.
The Medallion of Solaus is fast paced, with equal amounts of suspense and romance. The reader will quickly be drawn in by legends and lore created in this novel. They are so well done, that it gave the book a really intricate sense of mysticism. The plot is well developed and filled with twist and turns.
The charisma and passion between Kaitlin and ‘Solaus’ is just well established. Kaitlin is a strong heroine, a woman with a career yet she isn’t afraid of love. Actually, she desires a man that will step in a care for her. She is attracted to Solaus and is willing to take the ‘leap’ of love. Solaus is a troubled hero, but not a dark brooding one. Ms. Adkins does a wonderful job of playing these characters off one another.
The cast of secondary characters is complete with the bad guy you didn’t except and the zany side kick.
I look forward to reading more of Ms. Adkins work.
Review by Magnolia