Series: Warrior #1
Author: Melissa Mayhue
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Romance, Adult, Historical
Release Date: December 27th 2011
Source: Borrowed from my Library
I loved Melissa’s Daughters of Glen series and this is a spin-off!
Will the magic of modern romance help him defeat an evil ancient power?
MALCOLM MACDOWYLT sees himself a failed warrior, haunted by the death of the woman he married to become laird of Clan MacGahan. Neither his Viking heritage nor his claim to descend from Norse gods can restore his confidence in his ability to protect his people. His sister is held captive, her life in jeopardy, and his Magically powerful half brother wants him dead. The last thing he needs is more responsibility, but that's exactly what he gets when his Faerie mother-in-law arrives seeking justice for her daughter in the form of an enticing woman from seven hundred years in the future.
DANIELLE DEARMON has waited fifteen years to discover the life she is supposed to live. She just never dreamed she'd end up in the thirteenth century with a handsome Scot bent on saving everyone but himself.
With the lives of those most dear to him hanging in the balance, Malcolm sets out to battle a powerful evil Magic, only to learn that the redemption he seeks exists only in the arms of the woman he loves.
So I desperately loved the Daughters of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue, and I couldn’t wait to start up the second series of hers that takes place in the same world. Although its the same world and these characters were briefly mentioned in the Daughters of Glen series the magic of these stories are very different. The men of this series are descended from Vikings and believe in Norse mythology. There is little mention of the character from the Daughters of Glen series, but that more than ok, and there is definitely still talk and appearances from the Fae in the series. After so many books it was time to move past them. Now, after reading this novel I found the same kind of upstanding men, but something about the story line just didn’t hit me like the Daughters of Glen series. I liked the Norse mythology and the men, but I think it was something to do with the romance between the two main characters. I plan on continuing the series hoping that this was just a one off.
Malcolm- A pretty great guy
Danielle—Something about her bugged me a little.
As always the novel was easy to read and follow. I liked the characters enough and loved the chivalrous men. The story line and adventures was well plotted and an interesting part to the story. The change in mythology and compilation of the Fae and Norse mythology was interesting to read. Overall the book was a good read and I will be continuing on with the series.
Warrior’s Last Gift (#1.5)-> Click for review
Warrior Reborn (#2)
Warrior Untamed (#3) ETA: November 26th 2013
If you love a historical romance with a mixture of Highlanders and Norsemen than this is for you!
Daughters of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue, Highland Stone by Sloan McBride, McCabe Trilogy and The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series by Maya Banks, Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning, Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands, Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman, The Chief by Monica McCarty, Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight.
Author Website/Blog: http://www.melissamayhue.com