Last weekend I reread Karen Moning’s Spell of the Highlander. Cian, our hero, was trapped in a dark mirror in the ninth century. Jessi, our heroine, is a graduate student working on her dissertation and has no life. To make a long story short, Jessi signs for a shipment that changes her life. A dark warlock wants the shipment back and plans on killing any who know of the shipment, that means Jessi. As the assassin prepares to kill her a man’s voice rings out and tells her to repeat an incantation and he will save her.
What happens next? Read the book! No, I’m just kidding. Cian comes out of the mirror saves Jessi and they embark on a journey (sensous and life altering). Cian hasn’t had sex for twelve centuries so he is very sexualized in this book. Can you say sizzling? The poor guy also has the misfortune of being at the mirrors mercy. He never knows when the mirror will demand he return. I’d give this book a 3.0 stars out of 5.
This book is one in a series by Moning about a Scottish clan who meddles in magic and wind up in the twenty-first century. Moning’s next book is due out this month and is entitled Dark Fever. This will be her first book in a new series about Mac a woman investigating her sister’s murder.