"Brilliant historical fantasy"
It has been three decades since Dylan Matheson, with the
help of the fairy Sinann, traveled back in time, hoping to
change history and stop Culloden from happening. In time
both realizes that fate cannot be changed and Dylan
prepares the clan to change so that when hard times
arrive they will survive. When Dylan dies, Ciaran becomes
the Laird of Ciorram and Sinann makes her presence known
to him. She tells him that his father doesn't want him to
go with Bonnie Prince Charlie to fight because the
Highlanders will definitely lose.
Captain Radley of the English Dragoons and his daughter
are stationed with other English soldiers at Clan
Ciorram. At first, Leigh thinks the Highlanders are
barbarians but when she comes to know Ciaran, she falls in
love with him. When the English retreat to the lowlands,
Ciaran makes the decision to fight for the Prince. When
the time of battle looms, Leah sneaks out to find Ciaran,
which she does with the help of Sinann. They will live or
die together depending on her father's decision.
This brilliant historical fiction brings to life the
events that preceded Culloden and gives the audience a
taste of how the Highlanders felt going into the war.
Ciaran is like his father, brave determined, and loyal to
the Highlanders and just like his sire, he made his own
decisions no matter that they might bring about his
death. J. Adrian Lee gives readers a magical yet
historically accurate historical fantasy that is
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2004