Zianya is used to being reviled and holds her head up high no matter what is thrown at her but being kidnapped by the patient she tried to help is something else! I think here is where some readers will struggle as there is instant attraction between this couple and I fear the word 'Stockholm ' might spring to mind. Actually, I didn't think it was anything like that as not only does Torric believe they have a special connection but Zianya has never been treated with such courtesy and kindness before as the fiercely protective Torric constantly finds himself rescuing his prisoner! Yes, where Zianya goes trouble seems to follow.
Hmm, this is hard to review as I did truly enjoy it but as fantasy it felt a little weak. Ms Clark initially gives her characters (particularly Torric) dialogue that sets them apart from contemporary but towards the end of the book there seemed a lot less of that. Then we have Zianya's healing ability, which completely drains her. It became heal, sleep, eat, repeat which after a while felt overused. Although I did find humour in Torric's acceptance of Zianya and her perpetual rumbling stomach!
The basic premise of this story is that Zianya is taken to heal Torric's king who has been poisoned and honestly their journey took so long it's crazy to imagine the king would still be alive so the ending fell very flat.
If you are happy to read a romance that starts quickly and enjoy something a little quirky then The Healer and the Warrior might suit as although perhaps not always believable, it held my attention.