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A Warrior's Taking
The Sorcerer, Book 1

Margo Maguire














Release Date:
June 26, 2007

Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Time Travel


Bookmark Rating:
4 1/2 Bookmarks!

Reviewed by
Jennifer Ray

Review Posted:
June 2008


There is only one way Brogan’s clan may defeat their enemy – they must find and retrieve the Blood Stones, which have been hidden in different times and places.  Brogan’s search takes him to England approximately 900 centuries into the future where he cannot use any of his sorcery lest he be discovered by his enemies before he has found the precious talisman.

But in his quest to find the magical stone, he finds something even more precious – Sarah Granger.  She stirs him in ways no woman in his own time ever has.  If he didn’t know better, he would say she was his céile mate. 

Sarah doesn’t know quite what to think of the nearly naked stranger who washed up on their beach.  She does know he isn’t telling her everything, although she finds she trusts him in spite of that knowledge.  And she can’t deny the way her body responds to the mysterious man…

I absolutely loved A WARRIOR’S TAKING, the first book in Margo Maguire’s THE SORCERER series!  Although this is the first time I have read any of Maguire’s work, I am captivated by both the story and her writing talent! 

Sarah is an admirable heroine, persevering in the face of adversity time and again, and never losing her empathy for others even as she finds herself scorned by her peers and abandoned to an unfortunate fate after the death of her father.  Having finally found a true home caring for her late cousin’s family, she will do anything to protect and care for the children left in her care when they are orphaned, no matter the sacrifice or hardship for herself.

Brogan is the kind of hero women fantasize about – strong, mysterious, noble, and still a good bit roguish in all the ways that count!  Fighting his intense attraction to Sarah, he is determined to do right by her.  His plan?  Knowing he can’t be with her himself, he decides he must help her find a husband, or at least teach her the ways to attract a man.  As with all good love stories, his plans soon backfire on him, as he finds himself hopelessly in love with the winsome Sarah.

Ms. Maguire does a magnificent job of blending a bit of paranormal fantasy with an old-fashioned historical, weaving a world that is wonderfully believable.  The romance between our lead couple rings true, and the suspense is intriguing.  As I came to the story’s end, I found myself disappointed that it had finished, but quickly cheered myself with the knowledge that this is only the first in a series I am definitely going to be reading more of!


NoteThis review was originally written by Jennifer Ray for another review site.  It is being reposted at Wild on Books.


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