Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall


Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.

For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed--or cursed--with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.

All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything--even the wrath of his king--to be with her.

Title:  A Sorceress of His Own
Series:  Gifted Ones
Book #: 1
Author:  Dianne Duvall
Approximate Book Length:  347 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


Dianne Duvall provides a brand new addiction in the form of a new series that has all the magic of her Immortal Guardians series (as well as cameos from a couple favorite characters) in a whole new setting. This story was well paced, emotional, and mysterious keeping me glued to the page. I read it in a day, which is impressive given that I have to chase a toddler around.

The characters were vivid, had depth, and endearing with the villain being perfectly despicable. There is plenty of room for more in the series, and I hope as well as suspect that some of the future stories will coincide with the backstories for some of the immortals from the contemporary PNR series (IG).

I’m not normally a fan of historical romance, but I completely fell in love with this one!

Bottom Line:

A Sorceress of His Own is achingly sweet and left me both sad it was over and wishing for so much more in the best way. What a fantastic start to an exciting new series!




  1. Thanks for hosting "A Sorceress of His Own" blog tour stop.

  2. I am so glad that you loved A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN as much as I did! Thank you for leaving your review in between toddler wrangling. :) - Crystal @ Author's Taproom

  3. Great review, Buffy! I pre-ordered this one because I loved the sound of it as well as the cover.
    Since it is a spin-off to another series, do you think the other series should be read first? Thank you for sharing.

    1. I wouldn't say it needs to be read first, so feel free to read this without regard to the other series. However, I recommend the IG series anyway just because it's a fave of mine and Dianne's writing is superb. So read ASoHO and if you like it, grab Darkness Dawns!

    2. Ooh, I already have Darkness Dawns! I will definitely be reading them. Thank you!