The first time Chuck Black has written one of his books that had the main character a lady - and he did an outstanding job! Lady Carliss is full of action, adventure, suspense, betrayal, harrowing rescues, lovers in danger, and angels in disguise.
This book, in some respects, is a continuation of the book before this, Sir Dalton. If you can, I would suggest reading Sir Dalton first before reading Lady Carliss - so you can understand were their growing attractions came from, but I don't think it's entirely a necessity. But if you finish the book and wonder when and where their growing attraction for each other came from, get Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart and it'll clear things up!! ;-)
Besides this little forewarning, the book is great! When Lady Carliss' dear friend Sir Dalton is bitten by a strange animal, she immediately goes in search of the antidote that is in the heart of the marshes of Moorue. While she is bravely trying to find the plant that will save his life, she gets mixed up in the dark schemes of a Shadow Warrior and she finds that either she abandon's a large group of the King's followers and hurry back to Dalton, or stay and save the King's people.
From the very first pages of this book, you are instantly caught up in an exciting adventure that doesn't stop its rollercoaster ride until you arrive at the last pages of the book! While this book is recommended for teen readers, it is great for readers of all ages - old and young alike! I have all of Chuck Black's books and am constantly picking them up to read them over again!