Just look at that cover! Look at the flames! There’s just something about a man in a kilt. Mmm.
What’s it About?
Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and he takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.
Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight. Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?
It’s really hard not to draw comparisons between this novel and the Outlander series. After all, we have a modern woman who travels back in time, and falls in love with a hunky Scottish Highlander during a tumultuous time in history. What really sets this book apart though from Outlander is that once Deirdre travels through time we see a continuation of these magical and fantastical elements beyond the initial time travel. And surprisingly, I really enjoyed this aspect! It’s not like we just have a woman travel through time, and then everything else is normal. We’ve got Druids, dragons, fae and fianna! Not really sure what all of those things are, but I like ’em!
I absolutely loved that Deirdre was a strong, female warrior who could really hold her own in a world so different from her own. She could fight her way out of almost any predicament, and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and stand up to Angus when he was being a bit too medieval with his opinions.
Although Deirdre experienced an initial phase of shell-shock at discovering she had travelled through time, she adapts fairly quickly. Especially in terms of speech, which was kind of hard to believe. However, wearing gowns instead of pants while sword-fighting proved continuously difficult for our heroine.
A Non-Ending Ending
This is the fourth book of the Dragon Knights series, and the previous three dealt with each of Angus’ brothers. Seeing as there are four MacKay brothers, I just sort of assumed that this would be the final book in the series. As I was getting closer and closer to the end of the book, I couldn’t help but wonder why the drama of the story hadn’t been resolved yet. Although the book does end on a high note, it turns out there is a major “oh holy crap” moment towards the end which signals that the story is far from over.
*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*
Series: Order of the Dragon Knights, book 4. I haven’t read the first 3 books in this series, and although it was tricky at times to keep track of all the people and past events, I could still manage. I would still recommend reading the series in order though, as characters from the previous novels come together towards the end for a kind of reunion.
Should you Read It? I wish I had known going in that this book wouldn’t result in a final conclusion, but I also can’t wait to see what happens next! The sexual tension between Deirdre and Angus is also off the charts amazing.
Smut Level: Angus often struggles to contain the fire dragon within him, but he has no problem bringing a lot of that passionate heat to the bedroom.
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $5.99 Kindle Price. The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 315 Pages.