Friday, December 2, 2011

King of the Isles-Debbie Mazzuca

King of the Isles

Debbie Mazzuca

Zebra, Jan 1 2012, $6.99

ISBN: 9781420110074

In 1607, half-breed Highlander with no otherworldly power, Enchanted Isle King Lachlan MacLeod works hard to integrate his Fae and human subjects by improving their lives. He becomes irate when King Magnus pressures him into an alliance based on marriage.

Evangeline is the most powerful Fae mage in the isle. Her prowess and her caring for all people regardless of their ethnicity has estranged her from her father Morfessa who tells lies about his daughter and other Fae who consider her a traitor. She distrusts her hybrid monarch as his kind only care about the well being of mortals. However, as they argue, fuss and fight, they fall in love, but a kidnapping forces Lachlan and Evangeline on a rescue hunt.

The third Isles seventeenth century romantic fantasy (see Lord of the Isles and Warrior of the Isles) is an engaging fast-paced historical starring two fascinating individuals with Fae blood flowing inside them. The purebred and the hybrid fall in love though they frustrate each other. Although Morfessa is a poor villain as his plans are obvious, fans will enjoy a wee bit of Highlander Nordic magic.

Harriet Klausner

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