The Warlord’s Secret

Rissa, the tormented Warlord of Tiyan, struggles to protect her people and Tiyan’s magical springs against enemies led by the King of Landis and traitors within her own walls. She must also protect the secret of Tiyan’s magic and the source her ultimate doom: the parasitic demon lurking within her, which has awoken to kill her and choose its new host: Taran, a near-blind slave of Tiyan’s enemy.

Taran’s sole motivation in life is his patient pursuit of vengeance for his family’s death. Coincidence lands him in Tiyan and at the center of the kingdom’s power struggle. The strength of Tiyan’s army, the allure of the magical waters, and the endangered Warlord at first are nothing more than a means to an end, until he looks beneath the surface to find a world – and a woman – worth fighting for. Fantasy romance. Non-erotica.

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... read a Lizzy Ford book that I do not like! Once again great story line
By Sandy M (4.0 out of 5 stars) on September 13, 2013
I have not read a Lizzy Ford book that I do not like! Once again great story line, very imaginative and lots of drama. Loved the characters and the premise. Also the end was totally good and satisfying but still left room , just a little, if Lizzy decided to do a sequel. Good , fast , lots of action, read!

Four Stars
By Karin (4.0 out of 5 stars) on November 15, 2011
Very good

Juast Like Any Other PNR Read
By Erin Lowell (3.0 out of 5 stars) on October 15, 2014
I had high hopes for this book but it ended up as a very generic paranormal read. Worse part is that I cant connect with the ultra "I dont trust anyone but me" heroine. Yes she has atraitor advisor I get that. But she also has a very trusted guy of the same rank so she should be able to know thw difference. In the end, I dont like how mechanical this heroines actions are. The rest of the characters are better than her. I was actually more invested with secondary characters than the main characters. The created world with its court politcs and magica is interesting but then like I said above so are most paranormal read.

Great book.
By Donna Warren (5.0 out of 5 stars) on August 1, 2014
Clear, concise easy to follow plot and characters. Beautifully written love story with a paranormal twist. Looking forward to more from Ms. Ford.

Very good
By TLS (4.0 out of 5 stars) on July 30, 2014
Like all of Lizzy's stories this one is great! When I am looking for a book to take me away from it all this is a go to author.

Not my favorite, but I thought the story line was pretty good
By PRBabe5 (4.0 out of 5 stars) on March 20, 2014
This one took me a little time to get into, maybe because the style was a little different from what I got used to with the first books I ready by Lizzy.Once I did start getting into the story, a part of me also started to get irritated with both Taran and Rissa. He was so focused on getting revenge, it took him awhile to realize that there were people who looked up to him and wanted to rely on him. Rissa could have used his help beyond being her guardian early on, but there was just so much mistrust on both ends. And although her intentions were good, she didn't trust him at all, even when he showed he had true leadership qualities.Incidentally, I loved Vara. Usually, one of the main characters garners my affection pretty early on...in this case, I didn't dislike either Risa or Taran, I in fact did like them, but they were not my favorites. As for Vara, at first I wasn't sure if he could be trusted or not...he didn't give indications of not being trustworthy, but then his father was Memon so anything was possible. As I continued through the story, I started to realize he was a really good guy and always felt closest to Taran than anyone. Unfortunately, Taran was too blinded by vengeance to see it. I was happy to see that they came to some kind of truce and a better understanding near the end.As I said, a little slow for me at first, but I did get roped in about 30% of the book and at that point, couldn't put it down. I now want a book on Vara. I also want more information on Jame and I want to know more about Taran's extended family and what they thought happened to him and his immediate family. Will he get a chance to meet with them again? With the way things ended, there is a book 2 coming, right?

not as good as others
By Kindle Customer (3.0 out of 5 stars) on February 10, 2014
i found this book difficult to read. i really enjoy lizzy Ford's books, but not this one. but i will keep reading her works

The Warlord's Secret
By melody (4.0 out of 5 stars) on September 13, 2013
The book started slow but a few pages in it picked up and was great. All the people were strongly written.

good story
By ashleysoliday (3.0 out of 5 stars) on September 7, 2013
I really like this story. I have read every lizzy Ford book I have been able to get my hands on. Though this is not on my top 10 list when it comes to her books i still has Fun reading it.