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A Warrior's Taking (Warriors #1)

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A love that can transcend time . . .

981 A.D.: Brogan Mac Lochlainn has heard of a magical stone that bestows great powers. Now the slaying of his father, the chieftain, has placed the clan's protection in Brogan's hands—and he will brave any danger to possess the stone. But only the strongest sorcery will carry the fearless Scottish warrior to the talisman—for it is hidden...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 26th 2007)
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Katie(babs)
Some books successfully combine two or more genres. This book is definitely not one of them. Warrior's Taking reads at the start like a fantasy novel, then morphs into an historical romance with a fantasy slant that doesn't work. Did Maguire have so many ideas that she couldn't decide what to leave in or take out? Where, oh where, was her editor? Even worse, the characters lack dimension, clichés abound, and terminology is used that is never explained to the reader. Confusion reigned by the midd...more
Elaine Mcdonald
Actually, it was well written and well thought out. Unlike anything I have ever read. I would say easily a 4 possibly even a 5.
Sonia Lowry
This is the book that made me a permanent fan of Margo Macquire. This book as an original and fascinating story line that goes full throttle from the first chapter on. What I love about this author is that she does not take time to explain the circumstances to a reader she goes straight for the plot and expects the reader to be intelligent enough to get what is going on. At the same time she develops the main characters well enough that you feel the emotions of their individual dilemmas.

With Sar...more
Readitnweep
I'm about three-quarters through the book, and I'm having a hard time staying with it. Initially, I was sucked in: great concept and good start with an interesting world concept, but it began to drag somewhere near the half-way mark. He keeps searching for a relic in her time, and she knows something's odd with him but hasn't figured it out yet.

It strikes me that the author was hard pressed to keep them apart so long. His idea that she's beneath him and her idea that he's just going to leave bo...more
Saadia
Interesting time travel romance. Hero is from a Druzai culture around the year 981 - some ancient magic kingdom in another realm. Heroine is young destitute English woman in 1813, trying desperately to make ends meet for two orphaned girls left in her charge.

Most of the story revolves around the comings and goings of the hero searching for a magic stone around the ruins of the local castle, Ravenfield; while eluding a lethal evil sorceress, he manages to develop tender feelings towards the heroi...more
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The beginning of this book confused the hell out of me and I had for force myself to read the first half. The last half was much more enjoyable until I reached then end and poof! The conflict was resolved so unlikely and we never found out what really happened to the hero and heroine. I am searching for a sequel or prequel that will help me understand the story better.
Anne
A very enjoyable read. Time travel is not usually my thing, but this one was very good. A woman finds a near naked man washed up on a shore and helps him to find a talisman to save his hoime in 10th century Scotland. Recommended.
Jen
Quite a nice bend in the historical genre. I'm not usually that fond of time travel subplots, but the device was quite seamlessly integrated into the story.
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Since 1999, when Margo Maguire's first book, The Bride of Windermere, was released, she has sold more than five novels to Harlequin -- all historicals. She is writing full-time now, and enjoying the flexibility in her schedule -- something she didn't have while nursing. With three teenagers at home, and lots of family activities, she likes to be available for whatever comes up. And she likes the f...more
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