Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Review: Darkest Highlander

Darkest Highlander (Dark Sword #6)

by Donna Grant


In the acclaimed Dark Sword series, the darkest, fiercest warriors of Scottish legend finally meet their match—in the brave, fiery hearts of the women they cherish…
For years, Broc has watched over her, protected her—and hidden his love for her. But when his beautiful Sonya, finds herself in a hopeless situation, the Highlander flies to her side to save her. Unfortunately, before the Druidess can thank him, Broc is captured by his enemy and destined for eternal pain…
Sonya vows to help her noble warrior, though he is imprisoned in a mountain of pure evil—bound in chains of the darkest magic. With Sonya’s own magic fading, she must summon the greatest power of all to save the man she loves. But even if these two hearts are united, will they be strong enough to defeat the heart of darkness? Or will their undying love doom them for all eternity…?


The finale of the fabulous Dark Sword Series was a long awaited story here at the Romance Witch Reviews.  Following this story since the beginning has emotionally invested me in the HEA awaiting Broc and Sonya for all these years.  The evil has been coming for them from the beginning, but with their skills and the love they are ready to share there can be no question of good prevailing and love blossoming between these two great people.
Our story picks right up with Broc chasing after Sonya, who’s run from Castle MacLeod in her grief over her sisters death and the fear that she’s lost her magic.  With Deidre amassing her forces to attack again Broc knows he doesn't have much time to find Sonya and return her to where she belongs.  Riddled with guilt over the harsh words he tossed at her in his own grief, Broc is moving against the clock tracing her signature to the end.  When he finds her he fears she won’t make it.
Hurt and delirious with fever, Sonya is unable to believe that Broc has come for her.  She feels her magic has left her leaving her unable to heal herself and making her weak with exhaustion and unable to go any farther.  Knowing she is hunted by natural and supernatural predators leaves her running recklessly right into even more danger.   When she suddenly awakens from her fevered sleep to find herself warm, safe and healing, she is both thrilled and terrified to find that Broc has come to take her back to the castle and the friends she fears she has left down.
Dealing with the attraction they have both felt for years, continuing to try to deny their feelings, Broc and Sonya find themselves hunted by wyrran, sent by Deidre to capture them.  She is obviously determined to catch her prey, leaving Broc and Sonya forced to separate in order to find a way to safety.  But when Broc is captured, Sonya refuses to leave him to Deidre’s diabolical and deranged devices for long.
On a quest now to find the artifact to defeat Deidre once and for all, Sonya and Broc are no longer able to deny their passion and the sensual connection that’s been there since the beginning.  Making love to Sonya is all Broc knew it could be, but knowing he’ll eventually have to give her up is tearing him apart.  Sonya is dealing with her own fears as her magic slowly begins to return and she fears when they return to the castle, Broc will once again deny them the love they both need to survive.
Full of angst, sweetness and magick, the romance between Broc and Sonya is long overdue and fills you with happiness as they finally come together.  Broc is once again showed as a dangerous opponent and fighter, but the courage Sonya shows in the face of danger is surprising and very well shown.  The fears that have always run their lives are shucked like an old cloak leaving them with immense new possibilities and the chance to finally become who they were always meant to be, both as a couple and as their own people.
There was an interesting twist to the overall plot at the end of this book, leading to the spin off series called the Dark Warrior series.  The world of the Warriors is changed forever and now it is time to find out what new opponent they will have to face and the challenges that will lead the bachelor Warriors into a strange new world.  Look for the first novel Midnight’s Master and enjoy the show.

Rating:  4.25 stars

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