From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A 16th-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the 13 Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit.
When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure. Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back in time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting 13 evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man.
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"This wild, imaginative romp takes readers on an exhilarating ride through time and space." (Publishers Weekly)
This is the final book in the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. I am a great Diana Gabaldon fan and I must say I found this series is as wonderful as the Outlander books.
In "The Dark Highlander" we follow the life and love of Dageus MacKeltar through time and back. Suffice to say the characters are wonderful, sassy, humorous, and heart wrenching.
The story is complicated and intriguing. I found myself holding my breath and crying at times throughout. We pick up where the fourth book ended and learn more of the characters from "Kiss of the Highlander". This is one of the reasons I think I enjoyed this book so much. I felt bereft when "Kiss of the Highlander" ended and wanted more. I was totally delighted and never let down to this end.
The characters are charming, at times ruthless and always deep and rich. Adam Black returns initially to my chagrin. Without giving away too much he is in fine form and I found myself liking him more and more.
Phil Gigante narrates all of the books in the series. His accents are flawless to my untrained ear. So I can only offer that I enjoyed the narration with no problems and a great deal of joy.
I highly recommend the entire series.
This is a great book to listen to! Cloe Zanders finds herself helping Daegus MacKelter, who has 13 evil spirits sharing his body and trying to take him over. Will he give up all to ravage Cloe? Will Cloe give up everything to go to Scotland with a man she doesn't even know to try to free him from these evil spirits? Does she even believe him or does she think he is a crazy, but goood looking man!?! What will they do besides fall in love? This is Ms. Moning's 5th book in the series. You don't need to read the first three but it would be helpful if you read the fourth book, KISS OF A HIGHLANDER, first. Many of the characters in KISS appear in this book, if only briefly. I found this book fun to listen to and will listen again soon. Enjoy!
Phil Gigante does the most amazing job reading this series! His voice just makes you melt, especially when he is doing one of the Scottish Brogues!
WARNING though! Even though it's not marked as such, this book is in the middle of a series. Most of the books can be just read as stand alone, but for this one, you really do need to listen to "Kiss of the Highlander" first. But trust me, they are worth the credits!
I have actually read the entire series now and just never got tired of them. I loved all of the characters, even if some parts were somewhat predictable. It mostly still kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved them and was really sorry to see it end.
I liked the storyline and the romantic scenes were good but the tones the narrator used for the main heroine was a bit off-putting. She didn't sound like the intelligent person she was supposed to be when the narrator was saying her "speaking" lines. I preferred her "thinking" parts because the narrator used his own voice which didn't sound so forced.
I loved her highlander series, and definitely enjoyed the narrator. Can't wait for the next book. Hope it goes to audiobook soon. (w/the same narrator of course).
Phil Gigante's voice is sooooo smooth and awesome! I loved his reading of my favorite highlander series. He brings ALL the characters to life.
His voice really brings the characters to life. I can see the facial expressions of the characters as he describes them. His ability to do the baritone voices reverberates through me while I'm listening the book. He snares me so well that I sometimes continue to sit in my car because I just can't "put down" the book!
Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?
I rate this one as a personal favorite.
Daegus is a tortured soul struggling to over come. This book is so superbly written that I found myself wanting to jump into it and become the heroine.
When Daegus makes love to Chloe the first time, wow! Best love scene ever!
I loved the rich fantasy of this book, it's like a mystical spell and I couldn't stop listen to the incredible Phil Gigante. I love how Ms.Moning makes strong female heroines and of course even stronger hero's. The great pull and tug of this story makes it heart warming. I found myself physically hungering for the next book and the next. I was sad when I had Listened to them all so I started all over again and again and again.
This is my favorite in the Highlander series so far, and Gigante is the best male reader I have heard thus far. Moning is one of my favorite authors too.
Karen Marie Moning's books are keepers.I think she has a way of bringing her characters to life in all their gorgeous, passionate glory. I felt the love story in this was amazing.I laughed, cried and was angry for the characters throughout the book and it takes a gifted writer to elicit emotion from their readers (and or) listeners.
It is also MY OPINION, that Phil Gigante is an awesome narrator.I will admit that I do prefer, not only with this book, but all books, that a man and woman read the different parts, but again, Mr. Gigante did a wonderful job.
I would now like to address something that really bothers me.Reviewers who BASH an author or narrator because the book is not what they expected. Yes, you are entitled to YOUR opinion , HOWEVER, why would you feel the need to BASH a work that an author has put their time, talent,and most likely tears into.Can't you say something like "This author is not what I expected and I won't be buying their books again". These reviews are for our opinions, YES , but there is no need to be mean. Put yourself in the writer's place. How would you feel if you were the author and a reader said "this book was a stinker" or "it was nothing like this other author because it had no historical references" or "what a waste of my money (or credit)It was all sex."PLEASE reviewers AND buyers, checkout an author and their work on a bookstore site, the author's website to see any awards etc. and read or LISTEN TO EXCERPTS!! That's what they are there for. Make an educated decision on a purchase instead of just buying and then being mad at the author because it wasn't what you wanted and bashing them in your review.Reviewers who give these bashing reviews could possibly be turning away a new reader/listener and that would be unfair to the perspective reader/listener and author.Please think before you type.Thank you and this is MY OPINION.
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