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The Shadow and the Star
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380761319, Mass Market Paperback)
From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love.
The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion.
The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.
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"He is a man of dark secrets - wealthy, strong, majestically handsome - the master of the ancient arts of a distant land. Scarred by a cruel childhood, he has sworn only to love chastely yet he burns with the heat of unfulfilled desire. She is innocent and nearly destitute, yet she possesses a beauty as indandescent as a heavenly orb. And she is drawn to this powerful stranger by a need she cannot deny"--P.  of cover.