I have to say this book was a surprise and a joy to read. When I first started it, I expected your typical alpha knight story, but this was so much more. It was very mystical and I found myself reading very late into the night.
Julian, the Earl of Challon, known as the Black Dragon has been given land, Glenrogha, in Scotland by his king as a punishment. He is to secure the glen and wed the daughter, Tamlyn MacShane. The women of this fey area of Scotland have always had the choice to marry and Tamlyn is not about to abide by the king’s dictate, but comes to realize that Julian has been chosen by the Auld ones for her.
There are rich details about the ceremonies and beliefs of the people from this land that captivated and transformed this story into something more than ordinary. This is a story about a tired and broken warrior who is desperately looking for mental peace and Tamlyn is his only salvation.
Grade: A (a keeper)
Cover: I have to admit I think the guy on the cover is too clean and modern looking to really fit with my vision of Julian. This guy looks too much like a Chippendale for me.