"Fantasy tale of Love, light and dark combining to defeat evil"
Dylan McGregor, Laird of the McGregors, is out in the
forbidden forest searching for two hunters that have
disappeared. The forest is home to magic and most of the
people avoid it. Dylan was cursed by his father. He
the mark of the dragon and most people fear him, including
his brother and sister. He runs across some tracks and
decides to follow them, even though he knows they are not
the tracks of either of the hunters. He comes upon a
pond. He stays behind some greenery and sees a beautiful
woman with long red hair go into the water. He
falls in love. He vows to have her one day. The woman
left her crown of flowers on the shore. Dylan takes it
goes back home.
When Rhiannon gets out of the water, she notices that her
crown of flowers is missing. She doesn't think too much
it and goes about her business. She is planning on
visiting Dela, the old healer that lives in a cottage in
the forest. When she gets there, Dela has a gift for
Dela gives Rhiannon a Moonstone on a chain. She tells
Rhiannon that the stone will become hot when evil is close
by. Dela has also seen a bit of Rhiannon's future.
Rhiannon must bed with an enemy. Rhiannon is a child of
the light and her mate will be of the dark. She will know
this man by the fact that he carries the mark of the
dragon. Rhiannon doesn't know who her parents are. She
was sent to the clan McKay to be raised by them along with
her brother, Robbie. Rhiannon is treated like a servant
the McKay's and doesn't have many friends. She is a
among the clan.
When she gets back to her room, Robbie bursts in and tells
her that he will be fighting against the McGregors.
Rhiannon doesn't want to let him go, he is all that she
left. So she comes up with a plan on how to keep him
The next morning while all the men are gathering, Rhiannon
has changed into some very smelly boy's clothes. She
attaches herself to the group of men leaving and ends up
the battle when she sees Robbie being attacked. She ends
up being captured and Robbie escapes. He promises to come
back for her. She is now a prisoner of her enemy. The
Laird decides that she will be his personal servant while
she is his prisoner. Now the fun begins as Rhiannon has
try to keep up her disguise of being a boy. She is
fighting an attraction to the man. When she notices the
dragon mark on him while he is bathing, she knows that she
doesn't have to pretend to be a boy anymore. She must get
him to mate with her.
Dylan is a very definite Alpha hero. He is Laird of his
clan and is used to being obeyed when he gives an order.
His clan is very prosperous, but is now being attacked by
what he knows to be a dragon, even if he won't admit it.
He was raised under a curse and has always been alone.
Everyone is afraid to get too close to him, including his
brother, Owain, and his sister, Nessa. He wants Rhiannon
very badly. He lost his very soul to her and will not
until he finds her and makes her his. Rhiannon is a very
strong young woman. She has very few friends and is also
very lonely. She has no idea of who her parents are and
really wishes that she knew. She has found a way to
useful to her clan and tries to help everyone that she
can. She knows that she and Dylan will have to fight the
evil Sorcerer, and that they can do this together. They
each have different strengths and powers that must unite
order to defeat evil. Dela is actually Meg, the giver of
life. She goes about as Dela to disguise herself from the
Sorcerer. The Sorcerer wanted her and when she married
Gian instead, he vowed that he would have her daughter and
rule over all with her blood. She does what she can to
keep Rhiannon and Dylan safe.
This is a wonderful fantasy story. I really loved the
feelings and emotions between Dylan and Rhiannon, and how
they each learned to deal with the hurts from their
respective pasts. I loved the dragons and how Dylan
interacted with them. There were even fairies in this
story as well. I really enjoyed the light and dark
combining to defeat evil. This fantasy had it all,
dragons, fairies, an evil sorcerer and an eternal love.
The action is fast paced and will definitely keep your
interest from the very first page. This is definitely a
story that I recommend to all lovers of fantasy.
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Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 11, 2006