Embittered by his losses and thwarted in his pursuit of vengeance, Murdoch is sworn to avenge his father by striking a blow against his enemy, the Silver Wolf. But the wise woman of the woods offers herself in exchange for peace, Murdoch cannot resist temptation. The mysterious beauty lights a fire in his blood, a need for more than vengeance, and Murdoch finds himself enchanted.
Nyssa is blessed with visions of the future to come, but believes that she is the last of her lineage of healers. When she dreams that her sister’s daughter yet lives but is in peril, she knows she must find the child, defend her and teach her. She strikes a bargain with Murdoch, a warrior with fearsome fighting skills, to aid in her quest, never guessing that her need for his touch will be so overwhelmingly powerful—or that she has the power to heal his wounds from the past.
Bound together by passion, Murdoch and Nyssa journey north to confront the shadows of her past. When Nyssa surrenders to her enemies for the sake of her sister’s child, Murdoch realizes that he must defend justice everywhere, beginning with the rescue of his beloved—no matter the cost to himself. Can Nyssa and Murdoch each relinquish the burden of the past to claim the promise of a future together?
A bit long…
Great story, but long winded. The dreams very very detailed and similars.
I highly recommend
Believing that his half brother, Maximillion (AKA the Silver Wolf) killed his adoptive father, former mercenary Murdoch is obsessed with revenge. Vowing not to let anyone or anything stand in his way, he runs into Nyssa in the woods and tries to extort her cooperation in the first part of his revenge, that is, abducting Maximillion’s infant son. Nyssa, a seer, sees the honor in Murdoch, even if he is blind to it. Nyssa has a vision that her late sister’s daughter is not only still alive, but in danger. Murdoch agrees to take on this quest to find and save the child. But his fierce attraction to Nyssa astounds and confuses him. By the time the quest is satisfied, Murdoch and Nyssa can’t imagine a life without the other, but it may still be impossible. Ms. Delacroix crafts a beautiful story that completely immerses the reader in the time period, with period appropriate dialog and morals. While characters from previous books in the “Blood Brothers” series reappear, this book can be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend the entire series because it is just wonderful! A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
This author has a way with weaving adventure, intrigue, love, family and friendship into a very satisfying read. What a great conclusion to this series. Highly recommend reading