Author: Susan Edwards
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: e-book; 70,000 words
Release date: Mass Market original release- November 2002; e-book re-release- November 21, 2011
A dark night was coming, but Swift Foot was prepared. A winter of discontent had sent him on a vision quest, and he’d returned ready to be chief. Where his father had brought shame upon their family by choosing love over duty, Swift Foot would act more wisely. He would lead his people through the troubles ahead—and, to do so, he would marry for all the right reasons.
Small Bird was the perfect choice, especially as Swift Foot had saved her life years before. Their future had been decided by their past. But for their people to survive the coming darkness, the two would have to win each others hearts. On the sleeping mat or wrapped in furs, on riverbank or dusty plain, passion must somehow blaze to life between the half-breed chieftain and his new wife...and they had to start the fire soon, for dusk had already fallen.
Continuing with the Susan Edwards' "White Series", the next book is "White Dusk". We are first introduced to Swift Foot in "White Dawn" and this is his story and fate after we say good-bye to him in the first book.
One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the hint at a parnormal twist; the Native Americans have a very rich culture that is focused on their varying deities as well as nature itself. Something that I learned a little about recently in a mythology class I took. It was interesting to see, not only the research that went into these mythologies, but expanding on it by hinting at the possibility that both Swift Foot and Small Bird have a deeper connection to the elements around them.
The love story that we embark on is both heartbreaking and joyous. There are actually two love stories in this book, the main story between Swift Foot and Small Bird and a smaller love story with Small Bird's brother and Swift Foot's cousin. Both are well-written and believable; they really make you root for both couples to find their happily ever after.
If you read "White Dawn" and enjoyed it, you will most definitely enjoy "White Dusk" as well. I look forward to reading the next in the series. If it lives up to the quality of the first two, I'm sure I won't be disappointed.