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"Kinley MacGregor is a weaver of marvelous legends and sizzling romance!"

Kinley MacGregor's new series the Lords of Avalon is off to a tremendous start with the first book, The Sword of Darkness. From page one of the prologue I am hooked. For that fact I read this to my husband and he was hooked. Her grasp of Arthurian legends and weaving in dynamic characters is extraordinary as she ignites this book into great adventure and dark romance that won't soon be forgotten. Sword of Darkness is the first book in what I believe will be a very long and promising series.

Born the bastard child of a peasant woman in medieval times, Kerrigan does his best to survive a life of misery and neglect. It is not until he finds himself desperate to release the sword of Caliburn from its stone to save his life from knight that wish to use and hurt him, that he discovers he is much more than a lowly peasant. Only a person with the blood of a Merlin in them can release the sword... a sword that is the darkness to the Excalibur's light.

Morgen, Queen of the Fey, soon appears eager to draw young Kerrigan to her darkness by using her feminine wiles and decadent promises. Securing Kerrigan by her side will bring her one step closer to freeing her son Mordred. Unfortunately, the Lords of Avalon arrive too late, with too little to offer to one so young and desperate. And seals Kerrigan's dark fate. The next centuries nurture and secure the darkness within Kerrigan's soul, until the day he sent out by Morgen to capture Seren.

Seren a simple peasant is trying to get by as a weaver of fine cloth. She is a woman contented with her lot in life and tries to make the most of what little she has. However all that is blown to the wind the day she is captured and locked away in the castle of Camelot. Growing up she had believed Camelot to be a legend of dreams, however is now discovering it is her worst nightmare realized, with only one saving grace... her very dark and sexy keeper, Kerrigan.

The relationship between Seren and Kerrigan is simply scrumptious, however the even greater exhilaration lies in the clever way Ms. MacGregor coalesces the Arthurian legend, time, magic and mythical creatures. Her wit is sharp and she blends both history and adventure effortlessly. Even more intriguing is the relationship of Avalon's light to Camelot's dark. Truly one could not exist with out the other. Sword of Darkness is a sterling premier of this new fantastic Lords of Avalon series.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

The new king of Camelot wears no shining armor: Arthur and h

In the darkest forest...
A scared, forsaken child has become the most powerful --and feared-- man in the world. Ruthless and unrestrained, Kerrigan has long ceased to be human and has become something else entirely.

In the heart of London...
An unassuming peasant, Seren dreams of becoming her own woman. All she wants is to leave behind her drudgery and penury. But she never expects that running from her fate will put her in the path of her destiny.

Their worlds are forever changed...
Kerrigan's goal is simple: Barter or kill Seren to claim Arthur's sacred Round Table. But simple it's not, for she is the one person who holds no fear of him, a woman whose honesty sparks something foreign inside him. But in his nether realm, kindness is weakness and a king who harbors any sort of compassion loses his throne.

For countless centuries, Kerrigan has lived alone in the shadows until the day when one woman's courage forces him into the light that could either be both their salvations, or both their deaths.

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Sword of Darkness
(Lords of Avalon: Book 1)
by Kinley MacGregor

Avon
March 1, 2006
Available: March 28, 2006
ISBN #0060565446
EAN #9780060565442
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Kinley MacGregor

Darkness Within
The Warrior
Knight of Darkness
Return of the Warrior
A Dark Champion
Taming the Scotsman
Where's My Hero?
Born In Sin
Claiming The Highlander
Master of Desire
All I Want for Christmas
Master of Seduction


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