"Kinley MacGregor is a weaver of marvelous legends and sizzling romance!"
Kinley MacGregor's new series the Lords of Avalon is
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
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
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
with out the other. Sword of Darkness is a sterling
of this new fantastic Lords of Avalon series.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006