Book Review

HER KNIGHT'S QUEST
by Alexis Morgan

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: MILD

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The Warriors of the Mist are back, busy trying to decipher their mission from the gods. Evil sorcerer Duke Keirthan is gaining strength, which forces the warriors to split up in order to achieve their goals. Morgan provides a richly woven story that places her damned heroes on a quest for redemption that may or may not culminate in their salvation.

In order to find a way to defeat the blood magic being used by Duke Keirthan, warrior Duncan, a scholar at heart, is sent to an isolated abbey to look for ancient texts with answers. As the Warriors of the Mist have only a finite amount of time to complete their quest, time is of the essence. In charge of the abbey, Lady Lavinia is all too aware of the dangerous magic the duke employs. Also skilled in magic, Lavinia has hidden herself away from the duke who hunts her. Duncan’s arrival at the abbey is fortuitous, as he manages to stop an assassination attempt. Both Duncan and Lavinia have deep secrets, but to stop their common enemy they must find a way to trust each other. (SIGNET eclipse, Mar., 336 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE

Published: March 2013

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Her Knight's Quest

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on February 5, 2013 - 4:49pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I'm a fan of Alexis Morgan for sure, but this series is absolutely incredible, and Her Knight's Quest was truly special - it's full of fabulous characters, a continually engaging storyline, an enchanting world, and I absolutely loved it!

I'm not a historical romance reader. Heck, I just read my first non-paranormal romance the other day and I read A LOT! I'm an urban fantasy/paranormal romance/fantasy/horror-thriller girl, and yet, I was completely engaged by this book and would have been very sad if it didn't have the historical aspects that it did. Alexis paints a truly beautiful tapestry and weaves the 2 genres together wonderfully thus creating what I hope is a new recognized sub-genre.

This second installment centers around Duncan, the scholar/warrior of the Damned. The Damned are warriors who act as avatars to their Goddess, and come to the aid of those in need when summoned. The rest of the time they slumber under the river. Their full story is revealed in the 1st book of the series, My Lady Mage, though you can get a good idea from the intro to Her Knight's Quest and the tidbits that are revealed throughout, therefore making the book work just fine as a stand-alone.

Our heroine, Lavinia, is an earth witch with a heady secret, hiding from her past by running an abbey and guarding a precious library.

Together they make an incredibly powerful couple. Duncan has magick in his blood but his Goddess and the rest of the Damned do not trust magick, and Lavinia has always been independent and looked out for herself and those she cares about so it's hard for her to give in and let Duncan care for her.

Aside from the incredible story, the utterly loathable villain and his cronies, and the powerful romance that blooms between Duncan and Lavinia, we get to see how things are going with Captain Gideon and his lady love Merewen (the power couple from book #1), and are brought into the budding interests between Murdoch and Lady Alina (who I'm assuming will be the leading couple in book #3, but I could be wrong), so there are plenty of side stories to go around and make the entire book robust and enjoyable.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Her Knight's Quest 5 Skulls and would recommend it and the entire WARRIORS OF THE MIST series to all Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance fans. It's beautiful and I can't wait for the next book!