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Shy, happily married, content woman & scholar, Grace St. John, through her work (specializing in ancient manuscripts) stumbles across a legend that holds the key to unlimited power. This power is supposed to be used for the good of humanity but another's quest for it causes Grace's family to be wiped out. In her search for the meaning of this power and her loss, Grace steps back to 14th century Scotland and meets Black Niall, the Guardian of the ancient power. They struggle to protect each other and the treasure and find themselves caught in the timeless battle of evil and good - past and future.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   going on a great trip Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   40's-50's    -   long lived adults If magical/mental powers:    -   super strength    -   teleportation    -   is very quick Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scholar Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   mature    -   guilty


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   60%    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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