Friday, June 14, 2019

Wicked Highlander by Donna Grant ~ Review

The Dark Sword series unleashes the magic, passion, and fury of three legendary brothers—cursed by fate but bound by desire for the women they love...

A Heart in Chains

The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers, Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His fury governs him, and day by day he loses himself to the darkness in his soul. But Quinn has a profound yearning for a woman’s love.

A Passion Unbound

Raised by Druids, the achingly beautiful Marcail is as spellbinding as the ancient magic that surges through her body. To Quinn, she is the most desirable woman he has ever known. But to his enemy, Deirdre, she is the perfect bait to lure Quinn into her trap. Once the two lovers are in her wicked grasp, their passion will be put to the ultimate test.

I enjoyed this book more than the previous two.  Quinn's story takes place mostly in his confinement.  He has struggled to accept the past and his inability to save his wife and child.  The God inside him has controlled him and kept him unstable.  Now, in Deidre's clutches, Quinn has to find himself.  It's an interesting place for a story to unfold.

Marcail has also been captured by Deidre.  As a Druid, she's valuable to Deidre but some helpful spells put in place by her Grandmother keeps her safe.  Instead of being killed for her blood, Deidre throws her in the same pit as Quinn thinking one of the prisoners will kill her.  But Quinn is unwilling to allow that.  He takes her under his protection and that's where things get interesting.

We learn a lot about Deidre in this book.  I really don't like her.  She's pure evil.  Some of the things she's done is beyond horrifying.  She needs to die.  And while they think they did that, I'm not buying it.  She makes a great villain.  

As with the last two books, I have enjoyed this world and the idea of Druids and Warriors.  The rewriting of history to add the magic and ancient Gods creates a captivating world.  It is in this world that so many stories have been born.  It's well done.

I did miss some of the other characters from the first two books.  We do see them later in the book.  And there are so many new characters added.  I am interested in Broc's story.  Arran and the twins also have my interest.  Love that there are so many characters to move this series forward.  More to come!


Definitely want more from this satisfying series that allows me to escape to another world.

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