Review–Laird of Darkness
Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren's bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.
Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome—and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities—and every attribute she longs for in a mate.
Duncan didn't expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn to be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well—but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she's come to love?
The description of the book leads you to believe that you are going to be in for a thrilling action packed ride. Unfortunately, instead of getting a long and winding roller coaster, you get a short kiddy ride.
The idea was too big for the amount of space she opted for. This should have been fleshed out into a full fledged novel instead of a way too short novella. There was just not enough time to understand all the nuances between the different characters.
Another thing that I noticed is that this is supposed to be historical fiction. However, the author seems to have trouble staying in period. You either have to write it with period verbiage or write it with modern verbiage. You should not switch back and forth.
This one has to be rated a nice try, but not enough.
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