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Taken in chains to the infamous Labyrinth Penal Colony, Syn-Jern is meant never to return to his rightful place as Duke of Winterstorm, an inheritance his stepbrother has usurped. Syn-Jern wields magical powers so deadly he is loath to unleash them on his enemies. And will the love of a rebellious young girl save Syn-Jern from the evil within his soul or will it destroy her?

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Pages   330
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 30, 2005
Publisher   Twilight Times Books
ISBN  1933353198  
ISBN13  9781933353197  

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More About Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charlee is the author of thirteen books, the first nine of which are the WindLegend Saga. Married thirty-two years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of two grown sons, Pete and Mike and a proud grandmother. A native of Sarasota, Florida, she grew up in Colquitt and Albany, Georgia and now lives in the Midwest.

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strong erotic dark romantic fantasy   May 9, 2005
As children siblings Weir and Genevieve Saur watch, the Tribunal steals their family estate leaving them with not even time to mourn the death of their father. Thirsting for revenge, the pair manages to survive; eventually they become pirates plundering the coast of Serenia.

Sailing the Wind Lass, the Saurs and their crew come across a "ghost" ship, a prison vessel with two near dead survivors, a crew member and a prisoner, trapped in the hull. The convict is Syn-Jern Sorn, son of the Duke of Winterstorm, who Weir holds culpable for his father's death. Weir wants Syn-Jern dead while Genny feels he should not be faulted for the sins of the father. She prevails and as he heals, they learn that his step-brother Trace Edward Sorn betrayed him. As the Weirs decide whether to abet Syn-Jern on his quest to devastate the Tribunal, he hides his power that if used could kill many including innocent people even as he and Genny begin to fall in love.

The second novel in the WindTales miniseries trilogy is a strong erotic dark romantic fantasy that can be enjoyed as a stand alone but is enhanced by insider references to other Wind stories especially WINDFALL. The story line is action-packed, yet as expected by Charlotte Boyett-Compo, the key cast members are fully developed and not just the lead couple and her brother; for instance others like the Saurs' piracy partner Patrick embellish the plot as the audience cares for them. A final twist will stun fans as this fabulous author shakes her readers from complacency as few if any authors in continuing series ever do. Encore kudos to a terrific writer.

Harriet Klausner
Outstanding  Jul 2, 2002
Syn-Jern Sorn is a man that has been through more suffering in his lifetime than any man should ever have to go through. But regardless of this, there is something deep within Syn-Jern that keeps him going, driving him, and not letting him give up, no matter how much he wants to. He has been stripped of his title, shunned by all that knew him, killed in self-defense, framed for a murder he didn't commit, and sent to a place that death would be have been preferable: The Labyrinth. This is a prison from which no man returns in his right mind, if he returns at all.

When the end of Syn-Jern's 10-year sentence at The Labyrinth comes and goes without his release, he knows he's never meant to leave there alive and somehow manages to escape. This leads him on a perilous journey in which he endures even more pain and anguish, almost losing his life on more than one occasion, but he also manages to find joy and happiness. On his quest to reclaim what is rightfully his, he makes a few friends and finds his destiny. But will he live long enough to fulfill this destiny?

***** Outstanding, A definite must read! This book doesn't just draw you into it, it makes you feel like you are there and a part of the events as they unfold. WINDCHANCE is one book that you definitely don't want to miss. *****

second novel in The WindTales Trilogy!!  Apr 23, 2001
A storm tossed sea leads the Windlass's crew into a fantastic adventure. The saucy Geneveve Saur (Genny), her brother Weir, and her brother's pirating partner Patrick Kasella, along with crew, stumble upon a ghost ship. Plundered by pirates and left because she wasn't seaworthy, they explore the dredge, and are amazed to find two men locked behind a hidden bulkhead panel.

The last crewmember of the ill-fated ship has saved the life of a convict, but in their hiding, they have became trapped. The convict is filthy, starved and dying of Labyrinth fever. Having served his ten-year sentence for killing a man, a crime of which he is was innocent, Syn-Jern Sorn had escaped the hell-hole two years after his sentence should have ended. But Syn-Jern is no ordinary prisoner. The son of a Duke, the victim of cruelty and injustice, his incredible spirit continues to display itself throughout the novel.

If you love tales of intrigue, magic and mystery, I highly recommend this novel. For those already familiar with Charlee Boyett-Compo work, you'll enjoy the allusions to her other novels. All readers will find themselves enthralled by this gripping tale. As with many of her works, keep a box of tissues handy, for the ending will leave you shocked, tearful, and amazed by the beauty of the tale.

Windchance  Jun 17, 2000
The world changed irrevocably the day that Captain Weir Saur and his sister Genevieve boarded the derelict ship. Neither they, nor their pirate crew, realised that their find would have such far-reaching consequences.

Searching the deserted vessel, they discovered that it was a prison ship on it's way to Ghurn Colony - home of the Labyrinth - the cruelest penal colony ever devised. Just as they were leaving the cursed ship to its ghosts, they heard thumping from the hold. Perhaps it wasn't deserted after all, either that, or the superstitious First Mate was right and they were about to be eaten by NightWinds.

Searching the hold, they were nearly overcome by the most disgusting stench - gagging, Genevieve Saur (Genny) discovers a hidden door in the bulkhead. When they finally pry it open, they are horrified to find two men crammed into the space beyond.

Their horror soon turns to pity when they find that one of the men is close to death, having been inhumanely abused. Evidence of brutal lashings, malnutrition and exposure were just some of his symptoms.

Nursing the sick man they discover the Serenian Penal Colony Identification Mark tattooed on his wrist - this man had escaped from the Maze, and the prison transport was obviously taking him back to the Labrinth - taking him back to die.

This immediately garned their sympathy, as the Captain's best friend, Patrick Kasella was similarly marked. Both had endured the Tribunal's punishment, and both had escaped. There was no way they would let the foul Dominion's priests lay hands on this man again.

The crewman rescued with the prisoner was in much better shape and was able to tell the Windlass' crew the horrors the sick man had endured. Crucifixion, whipping and keel-hauling were just some of the punishments he had survived.

Patrick, Genny, and Weir were devoted nurses, until they learned the prisoner's identity...

He was the son of their most despised enemy! His father, Duke Giles Sorn, had turned their father into the Tribunal and taken their lands. Sending Genny to be raised in the hell-hole Galrath nunnery and Weir to the orphanage in Fealst. Separated for nearly twenty years the siblings had only just found each other two years ago, and were united in their love for each other, and their burning desire for vengeance against the man who had ruined their lives.

Patrick had a hard time convincing the pair to let the patient live, but their innate good natures also fought their vengeful desires. Watching Syn-Jern Sorn overcome his injuries and battle to get back into shape earned him Weir's grudging respect - even if Genny's heart was harder.

Returning to the Privateer Brotherhood at Montyne Cay, Syn-Jern Sorn's courage, determination and bravery softens even the hardest heart - until he is considered one of them. Pirate loyalty is a tremendous force and when Syn-Jern is recaptured, the Privateer Brotherhood is not just going to stand by and see him taken. Even unforgiving Genny won't object, as he was captured trying to protect her!

So starts an intricate tale of honour, heroism and friendship that will change the lives of many, as "honourless cuthroats" attempt to overthrow an evil Tribunal that has enslaved the populace for generations.

A gripping saga that has no equal. Charlotte Boyett-Compo does not spare her heroes, so a happy ending is never assured.

Thank goodness there are so many more books in the WindLegend Saga, I for one want to read them all!

This is my favorite of Charlotte Boyett-Compo's books  Apr 5, 2000
Syn-Jern Sorn is a wonderful hero. He's been through so much but he's still capable loving Genny Sarn with his whole being. He still has to go back to where he came from to right some wrongs though. I was pulling for Syn the whole book. This was most definitely a page turner!

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