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Publisher's Summary

The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings.

Defying the wishes of her laird and brother, Lael of the dun Scoti takes up her sword to fight beside the MacKinnons to return Keppenach to its rightful heir--to Broc Ceannfhionn. She'll risk everything to keep the stronghold out of the hands of King Henry's Butcher, including her life.

They call him The Butcher, but not even Henry's henchman would hang a woman. Riding into the gates on winged fury, Jaime cuts the raven-haired beauty down from the gallows only to find himself a willing prisoner of her heart. In the end, only a bond of love between bitter enemies can bring healing to broken nations.

©2014 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2014 Tanya Anne Crosby

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fab

I've only just started to get into audible and i wonder why i didnt before, so handy when doing chires and this is absolutely brilliant, only problem was i got that absorbed by the voice, the chores didn't get done

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Story good.

Narrator was good except he made my ears hurt. I had to constantly adjust the volume. His volume increased at the exciting parts. I found this annoying.

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Great Story - even BETTER to listen to!!

If you could sum up Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2) in three words, what would they be?

Captivating. Exasperating. Satisfying.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2)?

One of the most memorable moments was when Lael challenged Jamie at Blades. She thought he could not beat her at throwing the axe, but he did!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Lael rode at the head of her family and 500 men to confront Jamie at Keppenach and retrieve Broc, Jamie rode out to meet them with only four men. When she declared her purpose, he took King David's words to heart and decided that in becoming a Scot once again, he could ensure peace, and so declared peace for all to hear. He then asked Lael to return to him his wife (Lael), which stunned her and inevitably won her over.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! I could listen to James Gillies for days!!

Any additional comments?

Mr. Gillies has a beautiful reading voice and differentiates between characters and gender very well. I love listening to his Scottish brogue, though he also does a great job with the British accent. His reading of the Gaelic words gave me shivers!!

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Strong Heroin. Good listen for mixed company

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Again good story, and exspliced sex was at a minimum. I will listen to this book over and over again also.

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Good story

What did you love best about Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2)?

Historical romance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2)?

Lael and the Butcher meeting each othr

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just the feeling the Butcher had for Lael were not reciprocated at least not initially

Any additional comments?

I read out of order. Going back to listen to book 1.

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Awesome Job

I always love a good highlander sorry. They were from a time when integrity was the norm, not the exception. They lived and loved hard and Jamie and Laile were no exception. Family turned out to be everything to them.

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Even better than the first book in the series!

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I expected to hate Lael as she was sooo shrewish in Highland Fire. However, she turned out to be a great heroine. I admit I wanted to give her a few shakes here and there but she was really a well developed heroine who grew and grew throughout the book. Jamie, the hero was awesome and steady (what is it about those Jamie's? I am also obsessed with Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series). He was a good guy! So chivalrous, romantic, compassionate and a warrior all in one. All I have to say is "How and where can I get me one????"

5+++++ stars for the story and narration.

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wonderful job done by the narrator. Strong plot

wonderful job done by the narrator. Strong plot. Good secondary characters will lead to more strong plots. Character driven.

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Good story

The story was good, but the audible version was difficult to hear at times.

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  • Oklahoma City
  • 01-06-18

Great Ending; Rough Beginning

I really enjoy all of Tanya Crosby’s books, however this book is very difficult to get into.

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  • Loretta J. Miller
  • 12-30-17

why must I put a heading when it says it is option

the narrator uses a very broad Scottish accent which was difficult to understand. ..well unless you are Scottish. I love to hear a Scottish accent but in a story needing the plot to be followed when it was throughout and continual made for a challenging read.