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Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Spell of the Highlander - Karen Marie Moning

Okay, so whoa. That didn’t exactly end the way I expected. Don’t worry! It wasn’t bad. It was just different from the other books in the series. It left things really open for another book. Or, at least, it felt that way to me. I know I still have to read Into the Dreaming, but the synopsis to that has nothing to do with the way this one ended. Oh well. We’ll see if there was supposed to be more in time, I suppose.

First awesome thing about this book? More yummy MacKeltar. I’m really enjoying their cameos and the story line staying in their family. Cian is older than any of the time-traveling, immortal (or, at least, for a little while) Highlanders we’ve met so far. He hails from the ninth century. It shows a little bit. He makes some cave-man-like demands at the beginning. Jessi, like the characters before her in this series, is incredibly likable and strong-willed. Well, she is until Cian kisses her. Then, she’s putty in his big, strong hands. Their relationship is fun, and sometimes really sweet.

Moning weaves a great plot, complete with faerie magic and the Highlander twins we all love. There’s not much I can say that I haven’t already said in the reviews of the previous books. If you’ve read them and you liked any of them, you’ll love this one. It wasn’t quite as good as the last one. That one remains my favorite. It’s interesting how they all line up and have little cameos. If you’ve never read the series, I suggest starting with the first one and moving in order. It’s more fun that way, though they could all stand alone. But they’re in chronological order, as far as plot goes.

Phil Gigante is, of course, amazing. The performance and production of the audiobooks for this series deserve a round of applause, or maybe an award. I know The Dark Highlander was nominated for an Audie when it came out. I think the whole series should have been nominated for an Audie. It’s superb. Seriously, if you’ve never tried audio, these are a good place to start.