In the acclaimed Dark Sword series, the darkest, fiercest warriors of Scottish legend finally meet their match—in the brave, fiery hearts of the women they cherish…
For years, Broc has watched over her, protected her—and hidden his love for her. But when his beautiful Sonya, finds herself in a hopeless situation, the Highlander flies to her side to save her. Unfortunately, before the Druidess can thank him, Broc is captured by his enemy and destined for eternal pain…
Sonya vows to help her noble warrior, though he is imprisoned in a mountain of pure evil—bound in chains of the darkest magic. With Sonya's own magic fading, she must summon the greatest power of all to save the man she loves. But even if these two hearts are united, will they be strong enough to defeat the heart of darkness? Or will their undying love doom them for all eternity…?
Grant mashes up Christian and Celtic mythology with tired fantasy tropes in the sixth Dark Sword paranormal (after Shadow Highlander). "Primeval gods from Hell" possess Scottish warriors who gain their possessors' supernatural powers and become immortal, powerful in battle but condemned to watch their loved ones age and die. The book fails to engage as its romantic duo, warrior Broc and ex-Druid Sonya, passionately yearn for each other in cartoon-clumsy purple prose ("She was his breath, his heart. She was... everything"). They're opposed by ancient Druid Deirdre, whose animated hair recalls video-game villains. Readers who persevere will be frustrated to see decent story elements hampered by graceless writing to a point where they can only thud dully across the stage of imagination, like Harrison Bergeron dancing in his chains.
As always Donna Grant keeps you wanting more!
Can't wait for the next book in this series...