Son of the Morning Author:Linda Howard A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruth... more »less killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time. Summoning the magic of an arcane ritual, Grace steps back to the barren hills of 14th-century Scotland, enduring the perils of an untamed land to confront Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. Driven by a mix of fear and passion, Grace enlists this brazen knight to join her in a modern-day search for a killer. In their quest to protect a timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time -- and a deadly duel of honor that risks everything they have.« less
I really, really liked this book. It ran my life for the time it took me to read it...laundry? dishes? Forget about them! Pick a rainy weekend to enjoy this one.
I expected a typical romance, but this had a lot of excitement. Almost as good as the Diana Gabaldon "Outlander" series, and I don't say that about much of anything since I've read those. Basically, this was Gabaldon mixed with the excitement/chase/danger of a really good Grisham book. It was GREAT. Highly recommended!
It's amazingly good. Linda Howard hasn't let me down yet! I was wary at first, due to the time travelung element, but Howard came out in top and even made me wish for more of the same. Her female protagonist goes through a whole lot more development in this book than the others, but it is a logical progression, from inexperience bookworm to confident woman. In short, one of my top ten by Linda Howard.
I am a huge fan of Linda Howard and this was one of my favorite LH books. The beginning is sad as Grace watches her husband and brother being murdered, and then she has to go on the run from the killers who know she saw what happened. She was very clever the way she kept avoiding being caught. In the meanwhile, she is working on the transcripts to uncover ancient secrets from the past. When she finally travels through time to the 14th century and meets Niall of Scotland, the action really begins. Niall is one of the hottest, sexiest men ever put on paper! When it finally happens, the sex scenes between the two are amazing. If I were to have one negative comment to make, it would be that the characters do not actually meet until about two-thirds way through the book. But it is definitely worth the wait!