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"terrific romantic fantasy"

King Arthur is dead and Morgen has placed amoral Kerrigan of the darkest shadows on the throne of Camelot; Kerrigan, more demon than human, a soulless one that the Knights of the Round Table fear. The only hope for the future resides in a peasant Seren, but Morgen recognizes she, if allowed to grow, will be the next Merlin and a threat to her rule.

Kerrigan captures the innocent Seren, who knows what she faces and boldly challenges her jailer even as she concludes that she must use her female charms to seduce Kerrigan in order to escape because wizardry will prove futile. Shockingly her courage and spirit reaches perhaps the last human cell inside Kerrigan's heart and to both their amazement the pure Seren and the evil Kerrigan fall in love, a feeling forbidden by Morgen.

Camelot fans will want to read this terrific romantic fantasy, the Lords of Avalon's tale. The exhilarating story line contains a dark "villain" who has to choose between the redemption of love and the power of evil; both very enticing. As always Kinley MacGregor insures the unbelievable seems plausible while also employing humor to enhance an overall dark plot. Fans of the series will appreciate the "cat and mouse" lead couple as love is the last enchantment either expected between them.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted April 25, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 18, 2007

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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