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#BookReview: “Dragon Knight’s Sword” by Mary Morgan

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Blurb

Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family — even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family’s curse.

Brigid O’Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest that will alter everything she believes.

Before their journey ends, not only will Duncan and Brigid battle an ancient curse, they must also find the courage to believe in the destiny that brought them together.

Review

In book one of the Order of the Dragon Knights, antique shop owner Brigid O’Neill receives a package from an unknown sender. A medieval sword is inside the box along with a mysterious note that claims she must return the sword to its rightful owner. She flies to Scotland to do just that, but she never expects to meet a Fenian warrior and travel back in time.

Duncan Mackay is overwhelmed with anger and grieving the loss of his sister. He wants nothing more than to sacrifice his life to restore honor to his family and lift the curse on his brothers. Then he meets Brigid. She offers him her gift of love and redemption, but will he push his shame aside and take his second chance at happiness?

Brigid and Duncan are wonderful characters. They’ve both felt alone for so long and found kindred spirits in each other.

The secondary characters are great. I’m eager to learn more about Duncan’s brothers and more about the MacFhearguis clan. I’ve previously read one of this series spin-off books (To Weave a Highland Tapestry), so I was already aware of some spoilers, but I enjoyed seeing how everything began. The children, Nell and Finn, are some of my favorite characters. Conn, the Fenian (fae) warrior, is definitely swoon-worthy.

There is a lot of world set-up, so the H/h didn’t meet until about 1,600% in my Kindle copy. The chapters set in the present day and in the 13th century kept my interest and drew me deeper into the world Ms. Morgan was creating. I liked that the time period kept jumping back and forth between chapters until Brigid finally travels to the past.

If you’re a fan of time travel, magic, damaged heroes, and brainy heroines, then Dragon Knight’s Sword is for you.

4 Stars

— If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.