Mohini travels to London where Paul is working. When the two weeks are over they go to meet his parents in Avignon. They meet many people and visit historic sites. But do they find an answer to their question? Can two people from two different cultures live happily together?
The story takes place in 1996 when there were no mobile phones and the internet had not yet made its appearance in our lives. It was a time when thoughts and emotions were expressed in a different way. It was a time when geographical distances could keep two lives painfully apart.
The Bridge of Love takes the reader from Pondicherry to London, Aberdeen, Paris and Avignon. Travel with Mohini and Paul and listen to their conversations. Live their love story.
Sunayana Panda is a theatre person, an artist and a writer who grew up in Pondicherry. She is the author of three non-fiction books and several short stories. Married to an Englishman, she divides her time between London and Pondicherry.
Having taught for twenty years in a French high school, she was surrounded by French culture. This novel is the product of her observations in the multicultural environment in which she has always lived. Sunayana feels that the more we know about other cultures the less hatred there will be in the world.
Lyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.
A perilous journey
Amid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the Veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.
A threat that spans worlds
The last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbonded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.
Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.
A Carpathian who has seen nearly everything in his endless existence, Vikirnoff didn’t think he could be surprised anymore—until he faces a woman who rivals him as a vampire hunter. A formidable and gifted warrior in her own right, Natalya has a nature that is strangely familiar—yet alien—to his own. Who is this mysterious female who fears no one—not even him? Natalya could be the key to the survival of the Carpathians, but all Vikirnoff is certain of is that she is the key to his heart and soul...