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Birkita MacKinnon has mapped out her life; she knows without doubt in what direction she is headed as a promising US brain surgeon, in her last stretch of schooling, finds herself thrown into an unbelievable adventure when her parents are murdered. They're the only family she has ever known. James, the family attorney, presents her with sealed letters which she is supposed to open only upon her parents' deaths. Following her parents' murder she travels to Scotland. their homeland. Following their instructions ...
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Highland Currents

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Overview

Birkita MacKinnon has mapped out her life; she knows without doubt in what direction she is headed as a promising US brain surgeon, in her last stretch of schooling, finds herself thrown into an unbelievable adventure when her parents are murdered. They're the only family she has ever known. James, the family attorney, presents her with sealed letters which she is supposed to open only upon her parents' deaths. Following her parents' murder she travels to Scotland. their homeland. Following their instructions given to her in the letters, Birkita finds herself transported to the year 1459, a strange world. A world filled with deceit, manipulation, disbelief, treachery, danger, magic, and an incredible love. Yet hope builds within her as she learns she has family there and She's no longer alone, still with this happiness, comes a life of struggles, battles and death. She becomes the chieftain of the Kinnon clan, inheriting wealth of lands and people she must protect. She must also foil the machinations of an evil stepsister, Lucinda, and a treacherous cousin Donnell; both of whom want her dead. Each wants to be chieftain of the clan. There are surrounding clans that wish to make an alliance through marriage, to unite the lands. However, Birkita is not interested and wants to learn all she can about her family and her new life. She demonstrates that she can lead the Kinnon clan and protect them. Lorcan MacDubhlainn stumbles into her life; the only bright light in this strange new world. He's fiercely protective of her. Detective Robert Cain, the man assigned to find the killer of Birkita's parents, is dragged into this world by the villainous Lucinda; ripped from the twenty-first century, and cast into the chaotic strange 15th century world. Vowing to keep Birkita safe, he's unaware of the peril he'll find himself in, or that he'll find here what he has searched for all of his life. She learns that writings that Catlin, Lucinda's mother scribed are somewhere in the Kinnon Castle: Writings that Lucinda is anxious to get a hold of. Birkita finds them, discovering they are witches spells, talismans, charms, and incantations of evil. A vision reveals the deaths of her elite army, and she reacts quickly and wisely to protect her army, killing Donnell and imprisoning Lucinda. Confronting her Grandsire about the vision, she learns that there is so much more. Birkita runs away, needing to understand what she has learned. Meanwhile Kembell MacKinnon, her Grandsire, uses his power to save Detective Cain's life when he is gravely injured during the melee. She learns she was born with special abilities: Abilities that frighten her. However, Birkita knows she must embrace them in order to protect her people. She also learns that she possesses Pictish heritage, from which her abilities were born. The degree of her abilities is yet unknown and she must learn on her own what she is capable of. Lorcan follows her, forcing her to expose her true self. She reveals to him that she is from the future, and tells him all about life in the 21st century. He is fascinated by it all, apart from his being in love with her. After some reluctance Birkita accepts his pledge of marriage. Returning to Kinnon Castle, they learn Lucinda has escaped and imprisoned Birkita's loved ones. A battle arcane explodes within the walls of the castle between her and Lucinda, during which Birkita also learns Cassie, the woman who raised her, is not her birth mother. She enters into the netherworld of the dead to learn the truth about her birth. Her Druid mother, Cassie's twin, holds Birkita captive, torturing her. Lorcan and Robert journey to the netherworld to save her. Birkita returns to Kinnon Castle. Lorcan is captured but Robert comes to his rescue. Cassie returns Lorcan and Robert to Kinnon Castle. Although Robert Cain has found the love of his life in this world, he feels an obligation to travel back to the 21st century to let his brother know that he is all right. So Birkita takes him back to the Loch which is the time travel portal used to travel between the both worlds. They return to the twenty-first century. Roger, Robert's brother, though he loves Robert, is filled with religious prejudice. He thinks Birkita is evil when he witnesses some of her magical abilities in action and tries to stop them from returning to the fifteenth century. Meanwhile, James thinks the journal Birkita has written about her life in the fifteenth century is just a story and has it published. He doesn't believe any of it is real: At least, not until he watches Birkita and Robert pulled into the loch, then disappear under the icy water.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014663991
  • Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 527 KB

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