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Posted July 3, 2013
I've read 5 of the series, and this one is the best. The interaction with Murdo and Katie is wonderful. The storyline is so unique! All the character's are so richly written. Had a lot of twists, I didn't see coming. I couldn't put it down! Ljb
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Posted November 6, 2012
Posted December 10, 2010
A guardian of time lines and seeker of the truth, Ring Master Murdo McEwen gets an abrupt introduction to Katie McInnis-the beginning of a beguiling love story.
The culture Murdo comes from is rather cumbersome, but all the ins and outs of it fade into the background as he lands in the twenty-first century rather than the thirty-first century. The fairies have their own agenda and timetable for him.
In 2004, Murdo ends up in Scotland with three vacationing girl friends that have been together for twenty-seven days and are thoroughly tired of each other's company. The humorous style Skhye Moncrief uses entertains while setting up an intriguing plot that entwines Katie and Murdo's lives.
Katie, an apprentice swordsmith, works with her Uncle John who is a master swordsmith. She came to live with Uncle John, Aunt Iona, and Sticky Fingers John, their icky son when her parents were killed. However, she feels alone, hates Sticky Fingers' groping antics, and longs for a good man to love and to love her. Of course, she hadn't planned to hit a hunky man in a kilt with her car, but it happened and Katie's heart jumps with anticipation. He is the one she wants, but fears she can never have.
On the Loch Lomond Gloaming Cruise with Black Liam, Katie and Murdo , as destined, connect. Liam tells Murdo that "the High Priestess has sent word" Katie is Murdo's soul mate. He is to protect and take care of her. He already adores his sensual, charming maiden. By being patient and trustworthy, he hopes to win her love. He would like to kill Cousin Sticky Fingers for the way he treats Katie. Since that is not acceptable in the twenty-first century, he must deal with the crude cousin in a different way.
His forbearance, pure love, and finally his and Katie's "hand fasting" create an enchanting love story with a touch of magic.
The secondary characters like Duke Ronat and Black Liam add a bit of mystery and supernatural to Swordsong because they play important roles in Katie and Murdo's destiny-a destiny that sends them to a time and a life far removed from the lives they have known.
Swordsong is a tale of future, present, and past with each of the time periods nurturing Katie and Murdo until the time is right for their union-their destiny.
Skhye Moncrief creates a unique culture from which Murdo comes. She weaves it in with present culture, making a compelling, sparkling love story with a unique twist near the end.
Originally Posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
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Posted February 28, 2013
Posted September 29, 2012
Posted November 21, 2012
The Time Guardians Swordsong, started out with a sneak view into time travel which progressed to a simple love story which was totally typical. Time travel did not return until the end of the book. As I see it it was romance with a bit of fantasy.
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