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The Magic Knot
     

The Magic Knot

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by Helen Scott Taylor
 

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A contemporary fantasy romance set in the English Westcounty and Ireland. The Magic Knot combines the mystery of Celtic Cornwall with the myths of ancient Ireland in a contemporary setting to give a story full of romance and adventure. You'll never think of fairies in the same way again!

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A contemporary fantasy romance set in the English Westcounty and Ireland. The Magic Knot combines the mystery of Celtic Cornwall with the myths of ancient Ireland in a contemporary setting to give a story full of romance and adventure. You'll never think of fairies in the same way again!

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ISBN-13:
9781477831427
Publisher:
Montlake Romance
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Magic Knot 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MONARISK More than 1 year ago
No wonder Helen Scott-Taylor's The Magic Knot won the 2008 American Title Contest. When Rose touches the three linked stones of Niall¿s Magic Knot, she forges magical lovers¿ bond with him and creates a love that survives many tribulations at the hands of her evil father. The Magic Knot is a wonderful paranormal story, a Harry Potter for adults, with a good dose of sensual passion. Once you start reading, you won¿t be able to put down this book.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
My Synopsis: The Magic Knot (The Magic Knot Fairies series - Book 1) by Helen Scott Taylor Rosenwyn Tremain is in for more than a few surprises when her accounting firm sends her to Cornwall to investigate the finances of an inn that is having financial difficulties. She plans to use her extra time to find the father she has never known. But, Tristian Jago isn't at what she expected. When Rose begins to learn about her roots as the Cornish pisky queen and how her father has imprisoned what remains of her troop, she is shocked and dismayed. The stones she wears around her neck, given to her by her mother, along with an ancient deck of Tarot cards, holds the key to her past, as well as her future. Irish fairy twins, Niall and Michael along with the help of an old friend from the past, Nightshade must help Rose free her troop. Will her uncanny connection, through the magic knot to Niall end in pain or will true love prevail? Will Rose's father, Tristian get his ultimate revenge on the pisky troop? Will Nightshade, find redemption for his mistakes? You'll have to read to find out... My Thoughts: Helen Scott Taylor does a wonderful job of meshing the supernatural elements of this story. From the Cornwall countryside to the rolling hills of Ireland, it seems almost natural that there may be fairies living among us. I am of Celtic heritage and I was very interested in what the writers take would be on some of the myths and legends of Ireland and Scotland, like fairies and Leprechauns. I was very pleased with her ideas and the storytelling was just excellent. I liked the book a lot. The idea of the magic knot was captivating. I found myself thinking about the bonds that are formed between people and how in a sense we can hold that person's happiness in our hands, like Rose when she was holding Niall's magic knot. Very cool!
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writingirl_15 More than 1 year ago
This book kept me turning pages, but there wasn't a lot of romance in it. I liked the plot and it was an interesting read- but if you are looking for a book completely dedicated to romance, this is not the book.
southernbellekel10 More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I could not put it down after reading the first chapter. Great love story.
snider0307 More than 1 year ago
I really like it. It's a total different take on Fairies. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next book.
pjantiq More than 1 year ago
The Magic Knot is a delightful, magical read and it's easy to see why it won the 2008 American Title IV Contest. Ms. Taylor transports you to mystical world filled with Irish mythology and lore, fairies and leprechauns, and evil fairy queens and equally evil druids while weaving an enchanting love story. You'll love Rosenwyn Termain, a no-nonsense accountant who travels to Cornwall (the one place her fairy mother warned her never to go) in search of her father, and once there discovers her fairy side is awakened. Raised as a human, Rose doesn't understand the fairy ways and touches Niall O'Connor's Magic Knot necklace, which binds them. Niall isn't interested in a binding. He's too busy saving his twin brother and wee-sister from an evil Irish fairy queen. But, as he and Rose work together to free Rose's band of pisky fairies held captive for years by an evil druid who turns out to be Rose's father, love works its magic. Once you start reading you'll be so caught up in the magic and love story, you'll not want to put the book down. I found I didn't want to stop, and I'm not normally big on paranormals. Now, I find I can't wait for the story of Niall's twin brother Michael in The Phoenix Charm due for release from Dorchester in Jan 2010. I'm thinking you will too.
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jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for a little bit more from Helen Scott Taylor's "The Magic Knot". This is a contemporary paranormal about a half-Fae, half-pisky who learns the truth about her lineage with the help of a sexy half-Fae, half-leprechaun. When Rose heads for her latest accounting job in Cornwall, the last thing she expected to encounter was a sexy biker with a serious attitude. Although her mother had always warned her never to enter Cornwall, after her mother's death Rose is feeling lost and wants to search for her Cornish father. What she finally finds in this magical land will change her life...assuming she lives through it. Niall is a protector. Right now he has his hands full hiding his sister and brother from the eyes of the Fae Queen. The last thing he wanted, or expected, was the beautiful woman he meets at his brother's pub turning out to be not only a Pisky Queen, but his mate. It started out with such promise, but for me, the scope of the story was too much for just 300 pages. There were chunks of information left dangling, or missing, and the action moved at an incredible pace. The main characters didn't seem to have much time to connect which left me confused when they fell in (and out of) love so often and so quickly. The setting, on the other hand, was fabulous and made me want to visit Cornwall again. I think in the end I'd have to say the editing of the story was likely what caused me problems. I'll be looking to see what Helen Scott Taylor comes up with next and hope the scope is more agreeable to the length of the story.
LizzieLvr More than 1 year ago
The Magic Knot kept me enthralled from page one! An interesting story with rich characters that entertain and enchant you throughout the book. Ms. Taylor is a great new author and I look forward to her future books.
ReadersGroupsLiaison More than 1 year ago
Be prepared to fall in love with new paranormal author, Helen Scott Taylor, who will weave her magic with lovers of fantasy romance in THE MAGIC KNOT (Love Spell/Feb. 2009). In present day rural Cornwall, England, no-nonsense accountant, Rosenwyn Tremain has been sent to audit the Elephant Nest¿s Public House¿s books whose mortgage is in arrears. She assumes it will be a quick one day job and then she can try to locate her father, who she¿s been warned by her mother to stay away from, but is determined to find. Unfortunately the pub¿s Irish owner, Michael O¿Connor is all good looks and charm with terrible booking skills and suggests she consult with his brother, Niall O¿Connor, who is a very savvy commodities trader. Rose is forced to spend the night in the pub¿s guest rooms before meeting Niall. The next day she is shocked to see that Niall is Michael¿s identical twin only even more roughed and devastatingly sexy! When Niall asks her to wait while he goes to the bank to pay his brother¿s back mortgage payments, Rose finds herself investigating Niall¿s private quarters upstairs. She discovers stones in a box that are exactly like the ones she wears on a necklace hidden under her clothes and instantly feels a magical connection to him. Little does Rose know that Niall is not as devil-may-care as Michael since he has sole responsibility of protecting his Irish fairy brother and tiny half-sister, Ana from two evil sources - the hideous druid, Tristan Jago, who is blackmailing him and the Queen of Nightmares, Ciar, who wants Niall for her lover. Niall immediately senses Rose has touched his Magic Knot and suspects she is working for Ciar. However, when he confronts Rose he realizes she doesn¿t have a clue she is a Cornish pisky. Will Niall be able to help Rose come into her fairy powers so the two of them can combine forces to battle their enemies and find a truly magical love? THE MAGIC KNOT is a well-written, intricately woven fantasy romance that uniquely combines charming magic and sensuality with darkly erotic overtones. After reading THE MAGIC KNOT with its great love story, good piskies, bad fairies and an intriguing vampiric nightstalker, paranormal fans will be eagerly anticipating promising newcomer, Helen Scott Taylor¿s next enthralling paranormal romance!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Accountant Rosenwyn Tremain was warned by her mom to never go to Cornwall where her paternal relatives live. She heeded that advice until her mom passed away. Now Rose has a need to meet the other side of her heritage.

In Cornwall, Rose meets motorcyclist Niall O¿Connor. She is attracted to the roguish Irishman, but will not back away from her quest. As she begins to find clues about her father, Rose also learns why her mother warned her to never come to Cornwall and to especially never seek out her dad as he is evil, something she finds out first hand. Only Niall whose tarot card reading includes betrayal can keep her safe if she trusts him while the fairies she encounters have waited for years for her to liberate them.

This is a superb entertaining romantic urban fantasy starring a likable heroine, a mysterious champion or perhaps not, and a horde of villains starting with her father. Intrepid Rose holds the tale together with her determination even after she finally understands why her late beloved mom said to avoid Cornwall and her paternal roots. Fans will enjoy Rose as she meets the other side of the family.

Harriet Klausner