Innes Munro has the gift of being able to see a person's past and what torments them by toughing them. The gift comes at a heavy price. She seeks to lead a quiet life. Her intent is to see her beloved sister married to the man she loves then return to Folais Castle.
Conall Sinclair has suffered in battle. He is scarred in body and spirit. His clan sees him as a wild savage. Conall seeks isolation from war.
Conall is reluctant to let Innes close to him, but she slowly wears him down and he finds that he can look for a future. There is an evil force after Innes and her relic. Will evil win?
While this is the second in a two part series, it stands alone and is a wonderful read from the first chapter to the end. I normally don't read books set in this time period, but I really enjoyed this one.
The characters were amazing. While Innes and Connal are the main characters, Bryce and Ailein played an important part. I loved the loyalty Connal and Bryce showed to each other. Connal was captured and held as a prisoner by the English for a year. He didn't tell them who he was so they didn't send a ransom to his clan and force Bryce to pay it. Bryce never gave up hope that his brother was alive and when he was found alive, he payed the ransom.
There is small sub plot revolving around Bryce's first wife that added a bit of mystery to the novel.
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