As a trainer for the Bull Rite, Sarmatia knows the risks that come along with this dangerous ceremony. Promising to protect those who come to view this rite of passage, she puts herself in the danger to do just that and finds herself being saved by a healer from a distant northern Isle of Stones. Fearn, the healer, has been summoned to Krete to heal the bedridden king, Minos. The two are drawn to each other through the secrets they share, and soon the days pass into a year. They are now betrothed, although Fearn has been recalled home, only to find that circumstances have left his homeland without a king. Chosen as the new king, he is unable to return to Krete. Thus, he releases Sarmatia from her vows, knowing he will never love another. Receiving his letter, Sarmatia knows that she must travel to the Isle of Stones to seek out the man who has her heart, although her journey will be harrowing one, and once she arrives, an enemy is there to ensure the two even more troubles.
Bronze Lightning gives us a glimpse of ancient Krete, ancient Egypt, and Stonehenge, which truly adds a bit of intrigue. The narrative at times was uneven in pace, sometimes feeling rushed, other times dragging on. That having been said, I finished it in one sitting.