"Another fanciful tale by Ms Bangs"
In the future, it has been proven that there is no such
thing as ghosts or vampires. So when Blythe goes on a
working vacation in 1785 Scotland, why does she suddenly
get the feeling that vampires and ghosts really do exist?
Darach just wants the meddlesome time travelers out of
ancestral castle so he can tend to his duty without
endangering anyone. Except Blythe, the woman bent on
making him happy without succumbing to sex is the most
vexing and interesting woman he has ever encountered!
Then the villagers get unsettled. Women are traveling
about by themselves, and peasants are gruesomely murdered
during the night. So our time travelers and vampire must
find a common ground, because there is something a lot
worse than angry villagers moving about in the dark!
Nina Bangs has written a fanciful tale of magic, ancient
Scotland along with a different view of the vampire. While
I enjoyed the story, and the plot was interesting, the pace
was a little slower than I expected and would have
For me, the secondary characters stole the book. While
Blythe (who is also empathic) tries to convince Darach to
let her see into his past to help him find happiness, I
found myself wondering what Sparkle Stardust (a Cosmic
Troublemaker) was up too. I loved how Sparkle enjoyed
thwarting Ganymede simply because he had renounced his
status as a Cosmic Troublemaker. The fact that she was
also in cat form was a hoot! Yet at the end, she proves
she has a heart under all that white fur.
All in all, because the last eighty pages had me reading
like crazy to know what would happen next, I have to say I
enjoyed the story. So, even though I had a hard time
getting into the story I would recommend MASTER OF
Posted February 11, 2005
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 5, 2006