Setting: Scottish Highlands, 1511 to the present
Sensuality Rating: 6
Infinity introduces readers to Nicodimus Lachlan, an Immortal High Witch, and his soul mate for all eternity, Arianna. Nicodimus has spent five centuries in dormant suspension, having lost his heart in what he believes to be the ultimate act of betrayal. Arianna, alone for five hundred years, continues to search for the Black Witch who stole Nicodimus's heart and made her an unwitting pawn in his treachery. But once Arianna restores life to Nicodimus's body, can she as easily renew his broken faith in her and their love? When it appears that Nicodimus carries a hatred in his newly reclaimed heart that will last forever, Arianna must risk her life to prove her love and loyalty. Although some readers may find the use of the first person distracting, Maggie Shayne has produced a compelling story that is what all lovers seek--a love that spans infinity. --Alison Trinkle
From Publishers Weekly
The sequel to the successful Eternity follows Arianna Sinclair from the 20th century back to the 16th-century Scottish Highlands, where she realizes her powers as a witch. High warlock Nicodimus Lachlan arrives in the Highlands seeking peace and shelter from an enemy. There the immortal Nicodimus finds that Arianna, the golden child he has been observing for years, has turned into a beautiful and stubborn woman. They marry, but their honeymoon is disrupted when Nicodimus's enemy raids the village, killing everyone, including his wife. Now, having experienced her first death, Arianna discovers that she, too, is immortal, imprisoned by Nicodimus's enemy. Nicodimus rushes to Arianna's rescue but, misunderstanding her sly plan to rescue him, dies thinking she has betrayed him. Five hundred years later, Arianna is able to resurrect Nicodimus, only to find that he doesn't remember the love they once shared. Evil surrounds them again, but this time Arianna is determined to protect the man she loves, even at the risk of her immortal soul. Although skillfully written and action packed, this adventure does not live up to its more captivating predecessor. (Oct.)
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