Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday Book Review: Oath of a Warrior, by Mary Morgan


Oath of a Warrior, by Mary Morgan
Legends of the Fenian Warrior, Book 2
Published July 2018 by The Wild RosePress

About the Book:

Fenian Warrior, Rory MacGregor’s love conquests are legendary, but he has never spoken of the one mortal female who captured his heart. After his dark secret is finally revealed, he is ordered to return and seal the wounds left open by her death. Yet, he finds the timeline altered and swears an oath to rewrite fate, even if it brings about his own death.

Erina MacIntyre is known for her healing herbs and love charms. Determined to aid others, she refuses to listen to the whispers that call her a witch. When a Highlander steps forth into her path, he ignites a thread of strange familiarity and sparks a flame of desire she is unable to control.

Can the destiny of two lovers find love once more among the ashes of death and betrayal? Or will history repeat itself, leaving a scorching path of destruction for both mortals and Fae alike?
MY TAKE:

Mary Morgan writes in a lyrical flow that sweeps you along with her time traveling Fae warriors as they battle injustice and romance their heroines. The magic and romance blend to bring this paranormal tale to life in brilliant color.

Rory MacGregor is a member of an elite Fae warrior Brotherhood. He and two others broke several rules to help another clan of warriors in another series by Morgan, Order of the Dragon Knights. Each of the three Fae were imprisoned separately to await their trials. Book one told the first tale of trial and redemption, this second book tells Rory's story.

He's sent back to relive a defining incident in his life, to 1600s Scotland, but warned not to tamper with the delicate threads of time. When he gets there, the timeline has already been altered, giving him a chance to do things differently, despite being warned not to make changes. But how can he stand by and watch the same injustice befall the one woman he has ever loved... Even if she is only human, and he's sworn to never love or marry.

While I've read other books by this author, I missed the previous book in this series and found myself a little confused in the beginning. The machinations of the Fae court and Rory's anger toward his friend puzzled me. Once Rory traveled back in time and the action began in earnest, I was completely invested in the story and the romance. Rory and Erina make a wonderful couple, especially since Erina is as independent, opinionated and stubborn as Rory is. The heat between them is scorching!

I love the research and dedication by the author to making her characters and settings so authentic. I felt utterly transported to the Scottish Highlands, as well as enchanted by the Fae realm. Fans of Diane Gabaldon's Outlander series (like me) will appreciate Morgan's rich, detailed descriptions and colorful dialogue.

This was a wonderful reading escape for an unseasonably blustery and cold summer day, and one I highly recommend. Now I need to go back and read book one, while I eagerly await the next story in this series!

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you, Katie! What a lovely surprise to find your review this morning. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Rory and Erina's love story.

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    1. I really enjoyed it - I love the way you write!

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  2. Mary's books are always winners - this sounds like another!

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    1. You're awesome, Peggy. Thank you! xo

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  3. Sounds like a lovely story Mary! Thanks for your thoughtful review Katie.

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