"An enchanting romance"
While Conor MacCloud and his brother Rowan fought in
the Crusades, their Uncle Simon seized their land and
castle in Inverness, Scotland. When Conor returns from his
escapades in the Mediterranean, which includes a stay in an
Egyptian prison, he fights to regain that which is
rightfully his, but his noble army loses to Simon's
superior forces. The healer Magdah persuades Conor to find
the Peacekeeper. He agrees and she chants in a strange
language that sends him in search of a legend.
To his shock and bewilderment, Conor finds himself in
twenty-first century Seattle. He persuades Eilan Dougan,
an empath, that she is the Peacekeeper and his people need
her on a quest through time and space. Though some welcome
her in fourteenth century Scotland as a savior, others
demand her death as a witch. Eilan's only hope to survive
this strange world is her guide, Conor, a man she now loves
with all her heart. He reciprocates her feelings and just
wants to keep her safe rather than subject her to danger as
called by her mission.
Pam Binder writes a spellbinding magical romance that
combines elements from a time travel tale with that of the
paranormal and the historical into an entertaining reading
experience. The story line of THE ENCHANTMENT is action-
packed and filled with romance and danger. Conor is a
hero, but the tale belongs to Eilan even if she adapts to
easily to a much less technological era. Ms. Binder is an
enchantress whose tales inscribe a taste of magic that will
send her audience in a quest to read all her novels.
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2001