"Terrific DEBUT - An Author to Watch"
In Scotland, 1296, Lady Tamlyn, Countess of Glenrogha, was
caught unawares when the mists that had shielded the sacred
passes of Glen Shane for centuries failed to hide the
valley allowing a horde of Norman warriors riding under the
pennant of the Dragon of Challon to enter. About to be
ravaged she caught herself muttering the words of an
ancient spell of empowerment, stopped in horror when she
realized that the words would summon the breath of the
dragon. Consequently, it would be the Black Dragon of
Challon who came to her aid, only to later imprison her -
mind, body and soul.
Long obsessed with the three MacShane sisters who held
titles to their own land King Edward wanted to see them wed
and bred to Englishmen - referring to this plan as
the 'Seeding of Scotland campaign'. Julian Challon, once
the king's champion, was sent to accomplish this mission;
secure the fortress of Glenrogha; and wed the Lady Tamlyn.
After the atrocities witnessed at Berwick, and the madness
that now consumed his king, Challon welcomed the mission,
looked forward to settling down and raise fine sons.
Tamlyn was both fearful and mesmerized by the beauty of
Challon. Descended from ancient Picts, her warrior heart
knew she should despise the Norman, but her body betrayed
her by the sheer magnetism of the most beautiful man she'd
ever seen -- a man she 'knew' - if only from her dreams.
Challon himself was stricken by the unusual cat-eyes of the
young woman who though dressed simply had the heart of a
warrior and the regal bearing of a princess. Never before
had a woman so challenged and aroused him as much as she
did. Challon may have been the warrior but it would be
Tamlyn who would conquer and tame the mighty dragon with
*** This impressive debut will enthrall the reader from the
very first pages thrusting the reader immediately into the
characters lives with vivid descriptions, rich historical
detail, and a touch of mysticism that resonates from the
ancients. Delivering this story with the skill of an
accomplished wordsmith MacGillivray's inspired prose will
move you from laughter to tears and a deeply abiding
contentment long after the last page is turned leaving the
essence of these two unforgettable characters to remain
forever in your hearts. Written with a finely tuned
passionate and sensual voice this love story will simply
take your breath away. This is one for the 'keeper shelf'
and one I most highly recommend.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007