Book two of The Dark Sword series is totally captivating, a book not to be put down or partially read. A wonderful plot, characters with unexpected depth and honor and an extremely moving love story will have readers clamoring for book three.
Fallon McLeod and his brothers Lucan and Quinn are bloodline descendants of warriors created by Druids in an attempt to rid England and Scotland of the Romans. The Druids never knew the abilities were hereditary; centuries later the Druids unbound the warriors to lead normal lives. For 300 years the McLeod brothers have lived in the wild to avoid being killed by Deirdre, a black magic Druid. While in Edinburgh Fallon meets Lady Larena Monroe and is immediately smitten, only to discover she is the only known female warrior. Larena returns to McLeod land where surviving warriors and Druids live in peace. While Fallon and Larena’s attachment grows, Deirdre, who holds Quinn prisoner, attacks the stronghold. While preparing to rescue Quinn, Fallon proposes to Larena, but she can’t respond, until she realizes that as an immortal, Fallon will never leave her. They plan Quinn’s rescue, which leads to a surprising and thrilling cliffhanger ending. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jun., 352 pp., $7.99)