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{Hearts in Exile: Mysti Parker}Hearts in Exile by Mysti Parker
Series: Tallenmere Series
Published by Melange Books on June 14, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 274
Format: Paperback
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} –In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you…

Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.

Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arrived by boat ten years ago and was left alone in exile. All she knew about Draekoria's inhabitants was written in one tattered notebook. Now, her life revolves around keeping Drae's descendants happy. Never in her life did she imagine being a Dragon Keeper.

Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, has faced his share of hell, battling the evils of Emperor Sarvonn's tyranny and the dark god Tyr's abominations. But none of that compares to the ten years of hell he's been without Loralee, presumed dead.

One freak storm changes everything. Now the two of them must fight to reestablish the delicate balance of the island before the dragons take things into their own hands. Through it all, they discover the secrets that kept them, and their hearts, exiled for a decade.

{My Thoughts} – Loralee and Igrorio are in love and have been in love since the first day that met. That is abundantly apparent as you read through the pages of this book.

Loralee met Igrorio the night he was meant to die, because her mother didn’t think that he was worth healing because she figured the poor lass was too far gone. He had endured being attacked by his father both verbally and physically, watching his father take his own life and nearly burning to death in his childhood home. His father had slit his throat and left him to die in the burning house along with him, however, Loralee’s father and his men had rescued him from the building and took him to her mother who decided she was going to let fate run its course. Loralee saw him on the cot from the window in which she was looking down on what was taking place and decided to take matters into her own hands. She went down to try and comfort him, save him, sooth him in his time of need. That was the night she got Inessa’s spark and she healed him! From that day on they were in love with one another. They wanted to be together, but that wasn’t a possibility because of how high up she was in the hierarchy and how low down he was.

Loralee had two sisters Miss Priss and and Ivy. Miss Priss loved her and wanted her to be happy and to follow her heart no matter what. Ivy was rebellious, out to get her out of the way and wanted to be more important to her parents then she was, she wasn’t pleased that she didn’t get Inessa’s spark like Laralee had. She decided she would make her own fortune by doing things that weren’t of smart doing and could get the whole family in a lot of trouble.

Loralee too was doing her own research like Ivy had been and she wasn’t doing it to harm others, but to help and heal those by exploring the body more then what seemed to be allowed through the guidelines that her family followed. She has so much research and so much that she had learned through her own studying, she only wished that she could share her knowledge but knew that wasn’t likely because her mother and the king were against what she was doing and they forbid it, which is why she hid it and did it in secret.

Eventually, Loralee and Igrorio hook up and they get married. But then their world shatters when Loralee goes to a remote hidden island because she was tricked by her sister Ivy. While she is at that island she because the Keeper of the Dragons there. Everyone thinks she is dead but her mother knows differently. Her and Loralee talk through magic mirrors.

This whole book was an adventure. If you want to know what happens to Loralee and Igrorio you need to read the book. There is a lot of sad and disappointing parts within it’s pages. I can tell you that I hadn’t seen a lot of what was written taking place and to me that makes the book all the more special. I like when the ending of a book isn’t something that is obvious but something that is capable of catching you as a reader of guard.