Review: A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 12:33 PM
Title: A Sorceress of His Own
Author: Dianne Duvall
Series: The Gifted Ones #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed--or cursed--with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything--even the wrath of his king--to be with her.
This is the first mind blowing book in what is bound to become an incredible series. The gifted ones book #1 tells the story of Lord Dillon, Earl of Westcott and one of the very first gifted ones, Alyssa.

For years Dillon has conquered, won and gained lands, battles and gold but the only thing he seems unable to find is what his heart most desires, a wife. Dillon is considered a savage man and thus feared by many. Never interested to correct the rumors surrounding him, Dillon has gained many enemies and allies alike. But thus he has lost what he desires: a wife who will take him without fear, who will care for him with the same tenderness that he does, who will stand by his side as a companion, a partner, a mate.

The only person who seems to tolerate him and treat him with no fear is the old wise woman. A woman who is constantly counseling him, offering her wisdom without asking anything in return. A woman who has stood by Dillon’s side through the loneliness, the anger, the time. No one knows what is hiding behind the cowl concealing her face.

Alyssa was such a perfect character. I connected with her from the very beginning. Dillon is so focused around his own loneliness that he has no idea he is the only person Alyssa interacts with. Everyone fears the witch behind the hood but no one has seen her face. Until her loyalty to Dillon almost kills her. Dillon is shocked to discover the face of a young woman behind the cowl but he is more determined than ever to save her.

I have no words. I’m in love with this book. I already read it twice and I can’t get it out of my mind. It’s mind blowing. The gifted ones series is a spin-off from the Immortal guardians series but it is nothing like it. It’s so different. It’s basically a historical paranormal romance with two incredibly amazing main characters and more loveable secondary ones. There are many mysteries and twists around the story that will definitely captivate you. Once Dillon uncovers Alyssa’s secrets we have an off the charts hot, steamy romance but there are also many obstacles and danger lurking around.

I could talk forever about these two main characters but I’m not. Just READ it. I promise you will not regret it.

I also loved Robert, Dillon’s brother. I know he is the next character that will get his story and I can’t wait. Of course since this is a series about the first gifted ones, Seth couldn’t be missing along with Marcus and Roland. I’ve said this a lot and I’m going to say it again: we need Seth’s story ASAP!

Intrigue, action, suspense, gifted ones, danger and a hot alpha male a sorceress of his own has it all.

Highly recommended!
Sofia T.
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