Review: The Third Fate – Nadja Notariani
Protected by her Aunt, the only mother she’s ever known, Paige Kinnell has always known that she was different. Preferring to live a quiet and cautious life, she’s content with how well things are going for her. Her cousin’s, unfortunately, have other ideas. They refuse to allow Paige the right to remain within her solitary existence and do everything they can to draw her out of her shell. Much to her chagrin, she finds herself agreeing to just about anything in order to get them off her back.
Walking home one night after one such gathering, she comes across a man who makes her question the very world she lives in. He incites her passion and makes her crave what she’s never known. Against her better judgment, she allows herself to succumb to his charms. She awakens to find herself alone, believing that everything she felt the night before was just a dream.
Drawn to the beautiful woman, Cael Maccinnis has a hard time in understanding as to why he’s drawn to Paige from the moment he lays eyes on her. The girl is clearly mortal, yet there’s an ethereal quality about her that peaks his interest further. Determined to discover the secrets surrounding her true nature, he sets off to find the answers to the very questions he harbors inside.
Never once has he taken into account the consequences of his actions. His only goal is to right all wrongs committed against him and his beloved, but first he must contend with a very irate Council and the mischievous Fates. Only then can he allow himself to hope for a brighter future with Paige standing by his side.
The premise of the story hooks the reader off the bat, although there are way too many character key points in which to keep track of as you read along. Granted, they’re all pivotal to the story itself. I do feel that the book has a few minor editing issues that need cleaning up, but other than the story was quite enjoyable.
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~ ‘One Fate be granted mortal man, used for evil or good as the inner voice directs. Alas, the divine spark draws the eyes of the Fates, the Second Fate sparingly gifted by their hands. Be warned offspring of the gods, guard your gifting well. For if the Third Fate be unleashed, the soul lays bare before one so touched by the gods.’ ~
Cautious and quiet by nature, Paige Kinnell watches life unfold from the sidelines, maintaining her simple existence as a shield to hide behind. But underneath her shy, careful ways, Paige senses a disconnect with the world around her, indulging instead her ever curious interest in the legend and lore of time nearly forgotten.
One chance encounter with an ancient of the undead begins an unraveling of reality as Paige knows it, leaving her to sort through dreams and enchantments, discovering along the way that one’s Fate can be mere illusion, and that the consequences of opening her heart to another may cost dearly.
Cael Maccinnis, the handsome Highlander she’s met, seems the answer to every unspoken longing of her heart, even as he awakens dark, secret desires buried within her soul. As strange and unnerving changes begin occurring in her mind and body, Paige has no choice but to face her life’s unnatural turn and confront the frightening implications. For within Paige’s past a secret lay dormant, hidden even from her. This truth, guarded well and wielded by the Fates themselves, becomes the catalyst invoking the power of The Third Fate.
About The Author:
Nadja Notariani was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Her upbringing included very diverse environments, affording wide and varied richness of ethnic and religious tradition. Raised in both an Italian/Mediterranean American home and a traditional German household, Nadja gleaned the unique benefits of viewing the world through two widely different lenses.
Nadja currently resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Her published titles follow: Claiming The Prize, a contemporary romance, Her Dark Baron, a historical novella, and The Third Fate, a paranormal romance, published in late March, 2012.
Nadja can be found at her website, on Facebook, Romance Novel Center, or through email. She enjoys hearing from readers.
Connect With Her Online:
Romance Novel Center Profile Page: http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/nadjanotariani
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Nadja-Notariani/e/B006BVMJ42/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0