"Delightful medieval romance"
Late in the fourteenth century, Deirdre Maxwell hates
the abrasive Borderlands. Perhaps the only thing she
loathes more is her abusive spouse Brodie who uses their
daughter Maeve as a pawn to keep Deirdre in line. Still,
he cannot stop her dreams of one day returning to her
hometown of Donegal, Ireland. Her yearning becomes so deep
Deirdre can taste the kiss of her true love in a vision.
His clan has banished Alistair Kirallen as a traitor.
His only refuge is with a mystic, who sends him on a quest
to find his future: Deirdre. He offers to serve Brodie
until he learns that his new master cruelly controls
Alistair's beloved fantasy Deirdre.
LAIRD OF THE MIST is an exciting historical romance due
to the fascinating lead characters whose interactions and
personal flaws make the story line hum. The plot moves
forward at a rapid speed except when excessive secondary
players seem to decelerate the pace by providing no evident
purpose. Still overall, Elizabeth English has written a
strong tale of redemption and love that shows her debut
novel, THE BORDER BRIDE, was no fluke.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 13, 2001