Fearless men, their allegiance is to each other, 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.
Fiercely devoted to her people and her land, Queen Adara refuses to let a power-mad usurper steal her crown. But the only way to protect what is hers is to seek out the man she married in childhood.
A proud, tormented warrior, Christian of Acre owes allegiance only to the mysterious Brotherhood -- and has no wish to be king over anyone but himself. Now a bold and beautiful stranger has appeared in his rooms, tempting him with an irresistible seduction and demanding he accompany her back to their kingdoms ... or, at the very least, provide her with an heir to her throne. Though he cannot abandon the brave regal lady to her enemies, Christian dares not give in to his traitorous body's desires. Yet how can he deny the passion that is rightfully his and the ecstasy that awaits him in Adara's kiss?
Lochlan MacAllister was born to lead. Ruthlessly groomed to take control of his clan, he has given his life to his people. But when he learns that the brother he thought was dead might still be alive, he embarks on a quest to find the truth.
Catarina wants a life of freedom. But now Catarina's royal father wants to use her as a pawn to ensure a treaty between conflicting lands. So much so that he's willing to kidnap his daughter to force the issue. But when she escapes, fate throws her into the path of a man she loathes.
Lochlan is stunned to find the shrewish Cat being hauled away by unknown men. Unwilling to see even her suffer, he frees her only to learn that she has her own demons to fight. When their fates intertwine, two people who know nothing of trust must rely on each other, and two enemies who have vowed their eternal hatred must find common ground, or see their very lives shattered.
I enjoyed these books so much! And reading them in the right order? That was just so good! I just loved that so much! Things made much more sense, especially since I read them all so close together, so things just knit together! So great!
We have the story of Christian and Adara, and they were just an awesome couple! They were just really awesome, and I enjoyed reading about them again! I remembered how they gathered an army and went marching on their countries, that was just awesome! I just forgot how they beat the bad guys!
And then there's Lochlan and Catarina's story, which was just awesome! I loved when she told him that her dad was the ruler of France, because the shock on his face, well, yeah, that was just epic! But I enjoyed how they fell in love, it was just awesome! Loved that a lot!
I really wish there was an answer as to why Petr did that, threw the knife at Christian, and what happened next, because it wasn't mentioned after that! And I wish that Kieran could have a Dark-Hunter story, but oh, well! All the bad guys but the one from A Dark Champion have been beaten, so it's all good!
I enjoyed rereading these books so much, they were just so good, and I can't wait to read more Sherrilyn Kenyon books!
Author: Kinley MacGregor
Series: MacAllister/Brotherhood of the Sword #7, 8
First Read: July 11th, 2012, April 26th, 2012
Read: January 15th, 15th, 2015
Reason Why: Must read all Sherrilyn Kenyon's novels! And they're Historical Fiction 2015 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books!
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: April 26th 2005, November 27th 2007
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