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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?
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Jove, Jan 2002, 5.99, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0515131903

    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
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   17th century    -   Distant past/middle ages Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding    -   angst over past traitorous lover Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's If magical/mental powers:    -   can see into the future Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Ireland Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

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

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