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Monday, June 29, 2009

A Conqueror's Destiny by Scarlett Sanderson

A Conqueror's Destiny by Scarlett Sanderson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal, Historical
Length: Short (52 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Hannibal Barca has waged a war against the Romans for countless years. Vengeance is his only path in life. As a fierce warrior, revered leader and feared general, Hannibal longs for a peaceful life; a family, a home and a loving wife. But fate has other plans for the man history has labeled 'the barbarian'. Cassandra is a mystic from the mythical realm of Parrius. Her homeland is the only barrier standing against the armies of Astra and the mortal plane. A peace loving race, if Parrius is to survive, Cassandra must journey through time and space to find a general worthy enough of leading her army. In a race against time Cassandra must convince Hannibal to return with her. What she couldn't foresee was the love she feels for Hannibal the Conqueror.

On this epic journey where the fate of the world rests in the hands of one man, Cassandra is forced to make a choice between love and destiny. There can only be one winner...
When love and destiny collide with Mortal history, then you have quite a mix. Beneath the hand of Scarlett Sanderson, you end up with a spicy concoction that will keep you warm, and your blood on the boil.

Mystic and spiritual warrior Cassandra intends to save her beloved Parrius from the marauding Tribes, and she knows just the man to help her. And Hannibal Barca is one viral man. Cassandra is torn between her loyalty to Parrius and her growing desires as a woman and the more time they spend together the less likely it is she’ll achieve her goal.

Hannibal’s sworn goal is to defeat his father’s murderers. Will the sudden appearance of the most beautiful and desirable woman he’s ever encountered distract Hannibal from achieving his goal? Hannibal and Cassandra face many conflicts and enemies, the biggest being their own ability to trust themselves and each other. Will Cassandra and Hannibal defy history, or are they destined to endure loneliness for ever?

This short story may travel across a few pages, but Scarlett manages to cover history and the emotions of Cassandra and Hannibal that many writers fail to achieve in stories four and six times the length of A Conqueror’s Destiny. This is a book well worth reading.