June 26, 2007
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
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
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!
Note: This review was originally
written by Jennifer Ray for another review site. It is being reposted at
Wild on Books.
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