|Plot Summary of Laird Of The Mist|
Jove, Jan 2002, 5.99, 320 pp.
Late in the fourteenth century, Deirdre Maxwell hates the abrasive Borderlands. Perhaps the only thing she loathes more is her abusive spouse Brodie who uses their daughter Maeve as a pawn to keep Deirdre in line. Still, he cannot stop her dreams of one day returning to her hometown of Donegal, Ireland. Her yearning becomes so deep Deirdre can taste the kiss of her true love in a vision.
His clan has banished Alistair Kirallen as a traitor. His only refuge is with a mystic, who sends him on a quest to find his future: Deirdre. He offers to serve Brodie until he learns that his new master cruelly controls Alistair's beloved fantasy woman Deirdre.
LAIRD OF THE MIST is an exciting historical romance due to the fascinating lead characters whose interactions and personal flaws make the story line hum. The plot moves forward at a rapid speed except when excessive secondary players seem to decelerate the pace by providing no evident purpose. Still overall, Elizabeth English has written a strong tale of redemption and love that shows her debut novel, THE BORDER BRIDE, was no fluke.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"This is the story of a banished man who finds redemption in the arms of his true love. Alistair Kirallen first sees Deirdre Maxwell in a dream--or was it her dream?"
M J Minogue, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Laird Of The Mist|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- 17th century
- Distant past/middle ages
- loving someone from historic enemy
Inner struggle subplot
- (general) search for identity/new understanding
- angst over past traitorous lover
Hidden Identity/Secret Motive
Main Male Character
If magical/mental powers:
- can see into the future
Sex makes him
Main Female Character
Effect of sexing
- a better lover
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Focus of story
- equally on him and her
How much dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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