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Into the Dreaming: With Bonus Material (Highlander #8)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  11,841 ratings  ·  554 reviews
Between the Highlander and Fever worlds lies a place beyond imagining.

This new edition of the novella contains more than 100 pages of bonus material, including:
• a deleted scene from Kiss of the Highlander
• a proposal for a never-published romance
• an alternate opening version of The Dark Highlander
• a sneak peek at art from the upcoming graphic novel Fever Moon

For the fi
Kindle Edition, Bonus Edition, 272 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Delacort Press (first published August 29th 2006)
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Best Highland Romance of 2012
12th out of 28 books — 22 voters
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Into the Dreaming is a short story set in Moning’s Highlander/Fever world originally published in the anthology Tapestry in 2002. I first read it in the spring of 2010 when I was on a desperate hunt for clues to discover what the heck Jericho Barrons was and trying to assuage the pain of the wait for Shadowfever. Into the Dreaming then was a fun read, provided me with what I thought at the time were decent clues but in the end did not turn out to be anything but a sweet distraction. Once again I ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This was a lovely short story and me being hooked to KMM's Highlander world, I just had to read it <3

Aedan KacKinnon was captured by the Unseelie King, tortured and finally imprisoned in the Unseelie realm where he forgot everything that made him human. After 500 years, the king gives him a month to break his hold on him, if the warrior falls in love, and was loved in return, he will be released back to the human world.

There was an interesting involvement from the Queen of Fae in this one, a
Laura the Highland Hussy
This is billed as Highlander #8.
We see Queen Aibhoil and the unseelie king (for the first time!). The story is clever and I loved it (as I do all of KMM's highlanders).
Aiden is trapped by the unseelie king as his Vengeance, and forced to give up everything to simply survive, but he gets one month in the "real world" to be free (after 500 yrs imprisonment) and he meets his soul mate. But he doesn't remember the dreams the seelie queen gave him about her, and his soulmate must make him remember h
This is a nice little short story. It may appeal to those Fever fans out there who are anxiously awaiting Shadowfever. There is a glimpse of the Unseelie King and a little background on the Seelie Queen.

As a love story, it is a little short. It is rather funny, and Aeden MacKinnon fits that burly, beefy Highlander mold just right. Jane Sillee is transported back to Scotland in the 1400's to Aiden's family castle. She has one month to make him fall in love with her or he will be trapped in the Un
For being a short story, it was such a nice book. It was like reading every good part of a book all together without having to read the boring parts in the middle.

This book was so different from the rest of the highlander books in the series. I absolubtely loved Aedan. With his memory lost he was the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I just wanted him to remeber everithing and become the hot and sexy warrior you knew he would become.

And it was nice to see that for once the girl in the book was the
OK...I know this was just supposed to hold me over until Iced is released later this year, but as usual I want more. I really liked Into the Dreaming and the deleted scenes from Kiss of a Highlander.

I am super glad she trashed the first version of Dark Highlander, because it was horrible. I guess my reaction is harsh because it is one of my favorites of her highlander series. I loved Daegus and Chloe in that book, and Elizabeth in this version was annoying and irritating. Good move, Karen, to sc
Well...this novella is pure escapism with a handful of hot Highlanders and medieval setting and castle and...the Unseelie King, Seelie Queen and the Faeries! Who am I to say no?

The story is enjoyable to an extend, the male and female lead are okay-ish as well. However, this book totally sucks on the realism department. Oh, don't tell me it's a fantasy romance so realism is not needed here, a certain amount of realism is needed in every book.

Plus I was really pissed when the female lead said th
Who doesn't love Karen Marie Moning's work?
Everyone of her novels are amazing. Always exciting, always enticing and always a hit.

At first I was like, "whoa, this womans whipped." Ha! But once I read his description, then I knew why. ;) As much as I liked Jane's character, being a sweet, kind and witty novelist, it was hard to compete with the best of the novel, Aedan MacKinnon.

Aedan is tough, but what he goes through is hard to imagine. I won't give away too much, because I love a good element
2.5 stars

hey, it only took me 5yrs to finish this series! A very short novella not worth the time in my opinion except for a couple lines about the Unseelie Dark King. Did Moning ever do a story about him because I'd sign up for that with freaking bells on?
First read January 08, 2013
Re-read February 6th, 2015
Of COURSE it would figure that the short and sweet little novella would be my favourite.

Modern-day woman with dreams of being a published romance author, whose novels are inspired by the vivid dreams of a dark Highlander that she's had as long as she can remember, is thrown back in time to save the LITERAL man of her dreams? The man who, for once, is basically (sorta not really but yes) the untouched virgin of the story? And there's a kitten (like, an actual cat, I'm not being cute) named Sexpo
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E o que é que foi que ele disse?
E o que é que foi que ele disse?
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I am still wondering where this book fits into the Highlander Series. I think maybe it could be read in the beginning or the end.

Anyways, what I thought. I liked it and disliked it which is the reason I gave it a 3.

It was a little on the cheesy side what with the Tapestry and the Dreams that Jane and Aedan were having together.

However, I did like the idea that the Unseelie king had kept Aedan in Faery for 500 years and tortured him (I like angst) and then deposited him back in Scotland for a mon
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Into the Dreaming lure them deep where they shall love whilst they doth sleep then in the waking both shall dwell 'til love's fire doth melt his ice-born hell.

Awe, the last Highlander book in this series.

This series was done as a buddy read with Vika and Sultan, (WHAT UP GIRLS, lol). This series alone completely made me re-think my dislike of historical romances and completely 100% turned us three girls into die-hard kilt loving girls. WOW, what a great series it was.


This was an exciting " take " on Beauty and the Beast! The Beauty is a modern romance novelist, never quite fitting wherever she goes. She has been in love with a mysterious stranger who has been appearing in her dreams since she was a child, and her lover ( in her dreams) since she was in her late teens. Her name is Jane. One day out of the blue, she receives an ancient tapestry picturing her dream lover, a Highland Warrior. She falls asleep with it, and wakes up on the shore of a sea, near an ...more
Erica Ravenclaw
Oh Jane and what's your name that's totally irrelevant, you silly little characters you.

That about sums up my feeling towards this book. The MC (Jane and whats his face) are merely representations of the Fae King and Queen, which is what this book was written for. I'm not 100% of the timeline of where Fever begins and where Highlander ends, however I don't believe there is any overlap in time and Highlander is firmly planted first to get everyone in the same century. This book breaks the the mo
Alex is The Romance Fox
I love KKM’s Highlander Series so I was excited to find this book.

I wasn’t exactly crazy about this one (I love all the others) but did not exactly hate it. No, let me get this right………….I liked it more than I thought I would….yes, there’s the sexy Highlander and the cute heroine, who has to stand on a stool to reach the hero’s face…a rather novel way to kiss a man!!!! Then there’s the cat she adopts…and how she manages to charm the whole village and naturally, in the end the hero as well. She

Oh dear, this read like a fanfiction story. Not impressed at all. I wonder why in the whole world one would want to print this, after having published so many good stories?
No, this was not for me at all, I am quite disappointed. What in the world possessed you, Ms Moning? The Unseelie King himself?

**** Reading from a borrowed copy.
In The Dreaming is a short novella by Karen Marie Moning. But for a novella, it was a good read. I would have loved to have seen it expanded into a full length novel but for what it is it was satisfying. I have the bonus material edition and it was great reading through that too.
I don't know why I read this one before reading the other previous books in the series. Maybe because there is something in the title Into the Dreaming that lure me. A couple who meet each other in the dream. The love before first met. But when she travels through the time and meet him there, her heart.. her love, he doesn't recognize her, not even remember their love or memory they share in the dreams... This is just a short story, but it's dreamy enough to hold my attention. It's just perfec ...more
I’m a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series so I thought I would give her Highlander series a second chance. I read the first book of this series a while back and while I did enjoy it, nothing could compare to her Fever series. Where her Fever series is dark, complex and frighting, her Highlander series is more on the romantic side, which includes hot highlanders, a fair bit of time travelling and paranormal elements.

INTO THE DREAMING is a light romantic historical novel that features an
What happens when the Unseelie King decides to destroy the life of a good human and then the Queen of Fae decides that she has to help this human? Ah, yes. Then we have a very lovely and interesting short story! The final installment in the Highlander series was fast-paced and well-written and I enjoyed it very much.

Aedan was captured and tortured by the Unseelie King and he spent the last five hundred years without remembering his true self. But the Queen of Fae when she learned what happened,
Lynda Tatad
I was a fan of Karen Marie darker, edgier Fever series before my favorite librarian told me there was a connection with her Highlander series. So, naturally iPad to check them out! This book, Into the Dreaming, was originally released as a separate novella, and I hadn't had a chance to read it when it first came out. I'm glad I didn't, because I might have missed this re-release with Bonus Material from the author! I just loooove me some Bonus Material! :-)

Into the Dreaming is the 8th story in h
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If you’re a massive fan of Karen Marie Moning like I am, then you may have squeed upon hearing about this rerelease. I love KMM’s Fever series (I really do), but for some reason I enjoy her Highlander series more. I love the passion in them, the darkness and also the hot alpha men who grace the pages of these books.

In INTO THE DREAMING, we get another bonus hottie in Aeden. Jane, a modern- day romance writer and Aeden, a hot Scot fall in love in between realms called t
Eliza Leone
This was an uniformed disappointment, on my part. This is a short, 70page excerpt from a larger novel. This writing was great as usual, the story line fun and imaginative.

As Jane grows up she has dreams about a lone highlander from the 1400's, as she grows up she finds she was truly born in the wrong time period. What she doesn't know is that she will soon be in her time period with her dream man, only somethings are not as they seem. Something has happened and her highlander is not himself. Al
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I was first introduced to Karen Marie Moning’s Highlanders about 9 years ago by a co-worker, and I fell in love big time!!! I have read all of them many times except this book. I couldn’t get my hands on a copy without giving up an arm and a leg on E-bay. This version with all the bonus material was so worth the wait and it was great to visit this world that I love so much!! This is a short story jam packed with all the sexy greatness we expect form one of
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Okie, Okie... I can do this... last book in my favorite series


okie maybe not



His lips touched hers.
God, they were cold! she thought, stunned. Icy.
God, she was warm, he thought, stunned. Blazing.

The Fae is up to their own tricks again messing with the humans in order to play head games with each other.

Aedan MacKinnon agrees to go into servitude for "five years" (ALWAYS read fine print people) in order to save his clan being wiped out to the
I just can’t get enough of KMM’s writing. For being a novella, this story has just as much drama and heat as her full length Highlander and Fever books. I can’t wait for her to publish more… I don’t care what it is, if she writes it, I’ll read it.This short story could fit into either her Highlander or her Fever series.

The story begins with a highland warrior named Aedan being held captive by the Unseelie King in his realm. Aedan made a deal with the king to give himself up if the King would sa
This is apart of Moning's Highlander series, but it really doesn't have much to do with the other books. Its super short (less than 100 pages) and a rather "meh" read.

Jane, a romance writer, has been dreaming about a Highlander named Aedan since before she can remember. One day, Jane randomly receives a tapestry with Aedan's likeness stitched on it. It looks old and priceless so she decides it would be a good idea to take a nap on it. When she wakes up she's suddenly buck naked in medieval Scotl
I enjoyed this short story. I love KMM writing style and now I finally completed all of her stories. I was having trouble finding this one until I was told it was in the anthology Tapestry.

Aedan was tricked by the Unseelie King to spend 5 years serving him and he wouldn't hurt his family, but what Aedan didn't realize was that 5 years in the fairy years was really 5 hundred years. He became the Dark Kings "Vengeance", he had lost himself and what he needed to do to escape the Dark King from rec
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  • A Highlander of Her Own (Daughters of the Glen, #4)
  • Tapestry (de Piaget, #8.5; de Piaget/MacLeod, #8.5; Were-Hunter, #0.5; Entire Dark-Hunterverse, #1.5; Dark-Hunterverse, #2; Highlander, #8)
  • Wicked Highlander (Dark Sword, #3)
  • Highland Destiny (Magic of the Highlands, #1)
  • Conquered by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #4)
  • Dark Lover (Rose Trilogy #3; Masters of Time #5)
  • The Hawk (Highland Guard, #2)
  • The Sinner (Return of the Highlanders, #2)
  • Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3)
  • Warrior of the Isles (Men of the Isles, #2)
  • Return of the Warrior (Brotherhood of the Sword #2)
  • Warrior of the Highlands (Highlands, #3)
Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue Universit
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Other Books in the Series

Highlander (8 books)
  • Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)
  • To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)
  • The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3)
  • Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)
  • The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)
  • The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)
  • Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)
Darkfever (Fever, #1) Shadowfever (Fever, #5) Dreamfever (Fever, #4) Faefever (Fever, #3) Bloodfever (Fever, #2)

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Of gray. And grayer. And black.

-The Unseelie prison of Aedan”
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