The Treasure

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The Treasure

Lady Selene Ware has been in love with Kandar Ben Arnaud ever since he took her from the man who owned her. But Kandar has always resisted her because he though she was too young. Kandar was trained to be an assassin. He is willing to give up the dark path and walk on the path of light for Selene. But when the Old Man of The Mountain call upon him to pay back a debit, he knew he would have to leave Selene behind and fulfill his debit so that they can start a life together. Selene is kidnapped in order to be used as a hostage for Kendar to pay his debit. Now the two of them are trying to stay one step ahead of the man who wants Kandar to steal a treasure.  The only safe place for them is with the man who has the treasure. He wants Kandar and Selene to take charge of it and guard it from evil. 
 
Ms Johansen has written a very intense tale of two people who have to learn to trust each other with not only their hearts but with their lives. She brings back characters from The Lions Bride for this one. This book is a keeper.

Book Blurb for The Treasure

An ex-harem slave...

A reformed assassin...

A race to find the most powerful religious artifact of all time...


New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with her first historical romance in a decade, a new novel of passion and exotic adventure that leads two unlikely and unforgettable treasure hunters on a perilous journey—and into the heart of one of the most captivating mysteries of all time.

Lady Selene Ware had been nothing more than a harem slave when Kadar Ben Arnaud—a man once trained in the black arts of death and seduction—helped her escape to the safety of her native Scotland. But even a world away she still wasn’t safe from the sheikh who claimed her as his stolen property—and who now forced both her and Kadar to return with a chance to win their freedom. There is, of course, a catch. First they must find the legendary religious relic that men of power have searched for from King Arthur’s time to the present.

For Selene and the ex-assassin, it is a dangerous odyssey that begins in erotic captivity and leads to an encounter with the mysterious and reclusive Tarik, who now possesses the treasure. But the truth is far more explosive, the stakes far more deadly, and the closer they come to discovering the secret, the closer they will come to losing each other—and their lives. For even as Selene grasps the key to this age-old mystery, Kadar may have to step over the fine line separating the dark path from the light to save her.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2008 4.00