The author of this review is Camilla, author of The Pilgrimage and of the shimmer-award-winning story The Parachutist.


Dukeward … how shall I live without him? He is wonderful. It is so good that Lissa Bryan is updating the story every few days. It is a supernatural fic, even if there are no vamps in it. Go read:

    Summary: Set during the reign of "Bloody Mary" Tudor. Bella is captured by Edward to raise his daughter. He promises to release her one day, but will he? Court intrigues and danger around every corner. Can they, and their new-found love, survive? Rated M/OOC/AU.
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    The Selkie Wife is a historical novel with the magic Selkie legend thrown in. Selkie Bella is an acquatic creature, swims naked, eats kelp, and can make a father of a previously sterile man (provided the coupling happens in water). This very blueblooded Edward is a goner from the first moment he sees her. However, he also is not the predictable product of his upringing. Edward is open minded,  considerate and even capable of forgiveness, despite having been greviously offended by his own brother. The rules he tries to impose on his irrepressible wife are for her protection. He fears for her.
    Indeed, the times are dark, Queen Mary will persecute non Catholics, non conformists, heretics and witches. Therefore dark clouds are gathering over the head of the newly wedded human/non-human couple … Needless to say, the well researched historical details are wonderfully weaved into the plot.

    Thank you, Camilla!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely review and the manip!

    2. Thank you, Lissa, for writing this great story!

      - Raum


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