“I love you! Okay? But I didn’t want to say it that way, I wanted to say it just right and you ruined it.” – Chloe Zanders
There’s something to be said about a series that has already captivated you, despite its rocky start, and still manages to happily surprise you with each new book. Especially when you expected a certain book to be awesome, and it was that and even more so!
Dageus MacKeltar is Drustan’s twin. The one who used the stones for his own personal gain, and thus was cursed for it. Now, centuries into the future, he’s trying to undo that wrong. But it’s really hard to travel back in time, and having a crowd of dark spirits in your head doesn’t exactly scream sanity and personal calmness. Thank God Chloe Zanders is here to stop him from his thieving ways – and that she plans to follow him in exchange for several Celtic artifacts…
What can I say? I loved Dageus! The minute I met him in the previous book, I knew he was going to be great in a story of his own. And I was right! The man was everything a woman dreams of having by her side. Hot, respectful, romantic, and a big softie – not to mention he values his family to the point of self-sacrifice!
Chloe was also an amazing female lead! She was witty and had guts for days, and she was quick to decide what she wanted – and demand it in the cutest, nerdiest way possible. She was a true spitfire, and she fits as Dageus’s partner perfectly!
I loved that we got to see more of the Keltar clan, too. I had missed Drustan and Gwen, and of course Sylvan is a pretty dope guy. The scene where he told Dageus about playing favorites had me tearing up!
The book was fast-paced, and full of adventure and danger, and of course magic. But let’s not forget the well-delivered dialogues and the scenery descriptions! Or the love scenes! Moning is a writer that knows how to give you a real good dose of everything that makes a good story, without making it repetitive, and make you thirst for more to come your way! The only downfall of all this is: I want a Scotsman of my own, damn it! And to move to Scotland permanently! GAH!!!