Monday, October 27, 2014
Review: To Love a Highland Dragon
Book Title: To Love a Highland Dragon by Ann Gimpel
Publisher: Taliesin Publishing
Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
In a cave deep beneath Inverness, a dragon shifter stirs and wakens. The cave is the same and his hoard intact, yet Lachlan senses something amiss. Taking his human form, he ventures above ground with ancient memories flooding him. But nothing is the same. His castle has been replaced by ungainly row houses. Men aren’t wearing plaids and women scarcely wear anything at all.
In Inverness for a year on a psychiatry fellowship, Dr. Maggie Hibbins watches an oddly dressed man pick his way out of a heather and gorse thicket. Even though it runs counter to her better judgment, she teases him about his strange attire. He looks so lost—and so unbelievably handsome —she takes him to a pub for a meal, to a barbershop, and then home. Along the way the hard-to-accept truth sinks in: he has to be a refugee from another era.
Never a risk-taker, Maggie’s carefully constructed life is about to change forever. Swept up in an ancient prophecy that links her to Lachlan and his dragon, she must push the edges of the impossible to save both the present and her heart.
I really loved the cover of this book and had to read it. I had to see how a Highland Dragon came into play. I have read books about Highlanders and about Dragons but never together. This was a very unique story. I have never heard of a mage and dragon joining togther. That is what happens in this book.
Lachlan a mage and a Scottish Lord of Moncreiffe Castle. He was born in the 1300's and when he is in the 1600's he meets a dragon named Kheladine. They join souls so that they can live forever. Lachlan goes into hiding and wakes up in the year 2012. Everything is changed and his caslte is no longer standing.
Dr. Maggie Hibbins is a psychiatrist and has moved to Scottland. There is just something pulling her towards there. Maybe it is destiny or some other magic. She notices Lachlan standing there acting strange and boy is she floored when she finds out that he is from the past. When these two come together they are fulfilling a prophecy.
I just want to say that I would love to be able to ride on a real dragon. The only problem is, is that I am afraid of hights and I know a dragon would freak me out. Neither of this characters will take anything from anyone. They are both strong willed and they match each other. Only problem is that Maggie doesn't let anyone close and she has decided to not work with the magic inside of her. I really enjoyed this book and it has so many great qualities to it. I would recommend that if you love Highlanders and Dragons then this is the book for you.