Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mini Review: A Dark Champion

A Dark Champion (Brotherhood #6)

by Kinley MacGregor



 Fearless men, their allegiance is to one another, to the oppressed, and to the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Sword--and they must never surrender to the passionate yearnings of their noble hearts.
A Lady of Love
Beautiful, peace-loving Rowena knows that Stryder of Blackmoor is a warrior, and is therefore a man to be shunned.
But something burns in the eyes of this powerful knight that she has never seen in others of his kind: tenderness, and a need to love and be loved. Yet to enter his world would be madness--against every principle by which she has lived her life--so she must resist the yearning that would draw her into his arms.
A Man of War
Duty bound to battle for right, Stryder has never desired the comforts of home and hearth--until he gazed upon the exquisite face and form of the incomparable Rowena. He dares not succumb to her sensuous charms, for Stryder is a man sworn to know no love. But when treachery and danger threaten, the noble knight must stand as the unsuspecting lady's champion--though his actions could cost him his honor, his heart...and his forbidden dream of happiness.

Mini Review:

This series is definitely a favorite of mine. I have been a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s writing for many years but didn’t come to this series until recently.  This series revolves around a sexy group of knights, set shortly after the crusades.  This novel is the story of Stryder of Blackmoor who is a sexy knight that was once imprisoned in a pit by the Saracens.  Since his escape his only goal has been to keep his fellow former prisoners safe and avoid any entanglements with the fairer sex.  Rowena on the other hand is the quintessential pacifist, an independent woman, determined to use her music and writing to sway people against war. And she is just as determined as Stryder to never get involved with a man—especially a knight.

This story was full of passion, wit, and action. When Stryder is confronted with the sexy and alluring Rowena, he beings to second guess his choices in life and wonder if in fact he could have a woman of his own.  Stryder’s sensuality is apparent even to Rowena, no matter how much she wishes she could continue to hate him.  Forced to spend more time with Stryder when her life is threatened, Rowena begins to see there is more to Stryder than just the belligerent, infuriating, and bloodthirsty man she first thought he was.
The love between Stryder and Rowena is wonderful to watch grow and I was more than thrilled to see the changes they both undergo as they get to know each other.  There is intrigue, action, wit and humor alongside the passionate story of Stryder and Rowena’s relationship.  I can’t wait to read more about this fascinating group of men and the women that capture their hearts.  

Rating: 3.75 stars

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