Monday, June 24, 2019

Shadow Highlander by Donna Grant ~ Review

The Dark Sword series captures all the power, passion, and magic of Scotland’s legendary warriors—sworn to fight for victory, in battle and in love…


Sent on a dangerous mission into the shadowy world of the Druids, Galen must find a powerful ancient relic to defeat the enemies of MacLeod Castle. But what he discovers is far more powerful—and far more dangerous. A Druid lass whose beauty is as spellbinding as any magic…


Reaghan is the most enchanting woman Galen has even met—and the most enigmatic. She alone is immune to his mind-reading gifts. He alone makes her feel safe and secure. But Reaghan holds a secret power deep inside her that could destroy them both. And if Galen hopes to hold this captivating woman in his arms every night, he must defeat the darkness that draws closer around her every day…

This book was interesting.  It was not what I was expecting, not that I'm sure what I was expecting.  I've enjoyed this series because of it's unique nature.  But Reaghan surprised me.  An event that doesn't happen often for me and I really enjoy it.

I love the characters in this series.  Historical is not always my first choice, but I've been good and stuck in this series.  It may be the fantasy aspects of it that appeals to me the most.  But the characters have become a family.  With each book, I'm excited to catch up with the others.  I'm interested to see how things at the castle are going.  They work together and support each other.  I love it.

For this story, Logan and Galen are off to find some druids that they hope can help them find the artifacts that will allow them to end Deirdre.  I was able to get to know both Logan and Galen better as they traveled.  I love Galen's little hunger issue.  He's always hungry and eats all the time.  It's a standing joke around the castle that his stomach is never full.  It's a fun little quirk.  He also struggles with his warrior power.  His God allows him to touch someone and read their thoughts.  It's come in handy a few times but he can't control it.  So touching anyone at any time causes it to happen.  He struggles with his desire to touch Reaghan without being buried in her thoughts.

As for Reaghan, she wants to leave her village.  She wants to know her history beyond the ten years she can remember.  She wants a husband and a family but she hides in the little village with little hope of reaching her dreams.  But she plans to leave.  To find her life.  The warriors come at the right time and will distract the elders of the village so she can sneak away.  Too bad she's drawn to Galen and doesn't want to leave.  And things are not as they seem.  I was certainly taken by surprise.  Love that.

There is a big piece of the puzzle that falls into place for the series plot.  And I wasn't expecting that either.  One step closer to finding an end for Deirdre - who I hate beyond measure.  It has me excited for the next book.

Really, that is the key of this book and the series both.  I just want to keep reading and I just want more.  What more could I ask for from a book.


Thoroughly enjoyed this book and this series.

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