Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can have her back.
But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way. She's on the run from him and the last thing she wants is to be transported to a fantastical world and be forced to take his side as his wife, even if he is not Pol. And Apollo finds the broken, bitter Ilsa nothing like his beloved and he further wants nothing to do with her.
But darkness is looming and evil is amassing. Apollo must protect his land and keep his family safe, including the new Ilsa.
Broken Dove begins with Apollo bringing Ilsa of the parallel universe to his world. His wife was once her twin before she died. Now Ilsa who knew nothing about a parallel uiiverse and who was also married to Apollo's twin (who is not a good man) has no idea what to make of the new world she's been dropped into. Not only that once brought there she is then left alone with out Apollo to help her along the way. So she does what she can to make the most of it. Along this journey Ilsa (well Maddie now) has to learn a whole lot about the new world, but she also makes a lot of new friends. And then eventually she even gets to know Apollo, who is not at all who she thought he was at first. Besides the romance between these two there is also the continuation of the evilness from previous books. So we get to see the previous characters all come together to fight the big bad evil that has been coming after them for so long.
I really loved this book. It is one of my favorites of this series!! I loved Apollo and Maddie together. Even though I often thought Apollo was a complete jerk to her. I still liked him. And I loved that we got to see more of the previous characters as well. And as always the writing rocked! To me this book also felt sort of like the end of the series. Even though there is still one more book, which I look forward to, this one seemed like the end. But I am so very grateful that there's going to be another book, and it's one I'm super excited about!