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The Warrior (Brotherhood/MacAllister #7)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  2,010 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Lochlan MacAllister was born to lead. Ruthlessly groomed to take control of his clan, he has given his life to his people. But when he learns that the brother he thought was dead might still be alive, he embarks on a quest to find the truth.

Catarina wants a life of freedom. But now Catarina's royal father wants to use her as a pawn to ensure a treaty between conflicting la...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Avon
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Dina
I'd been dying to read Lochlan MacAllister's story since Taming the Scotsman, so I was "predisposed" to like The Warrior even though I'd been a bit disappointed with the previous 2 books in this series. Everything went well and I quite enjoyed this read... up until the very end, when things got very, very strange...

The Warrior is the latest installment in the MacAllister and Brotherhood of the Sword series and, although it can be read as a standalone, I don't recommend it because Ms. MacGregor h...more
Quinn
For those readers like me who started off with the MacAllister series and are wondering if you can skip the Brotherhood books (A Dark Champion and Return of the Warrior) - Yes, you can! There were some references to the Brotherhood and events that happened at Outremer, but you wont feel lost at all with this one (thanks for the tip, Dina!).

I really enjoyed Lochlan and Cat's relationship. I think it was one of my favourite pairings from the MacAllister books - of course, that could just be becaus...more
Karen
Just a few adjectives to describe this book...

...boring...

...predictable...

and after reading the epilogue...

RIDICULOUS! What a horrible ending. I'm not opposed to the supernatural, but why it was thrown into this book is a mystery. I seriously think Sherrilyn Kenyon forgot that she was writing as Kinley MacGregor when she composed that epilogue.

I want to refuse to rate this book on principle, however, since I did like Lochlan's character, I'm giving it two stars. He is the only redeeming thing...more
Arlette Sjerp
I got this book for free at a book fair, so my expectations weren't very high. I found it quite readable and enjoyable, though, and it would have gotten three stars had it not been for the disappointing ending. I found the ending of the main story of this book very unrealistic (I don't want to give any spoilers so I won't go into details), and the epilogue suddenly added a supernatural element to the story which had not been present throughout the rest of the book.

I thought it was the first par...more
Jenn
Ok, I have a couple of things to say about this one. For one thing, CAN ANYBODY DECIDE WHICH BOOK IN THE SERIES THIS IS?! The book itself says first, goodreads says 8th, and one persons review says 3rd! Come on people! Anyway, getting past that little issue, the book itself (whichever it was) was great! Loved the story, the characters, everything! When I first picked it up and read the inside cover, I was expecting a fantasy novel. When I started reading (and realized it wasnt) I wasnt disappoin...more
Thom Swennes
In this age of equality of sexes it is refreshing to glimpse at an age when chivalry wasn’t the exception but the rule. Sherrilyn Kenyon, writing under the pseudonym of Kinley MacGregor has created a highly readable and entertaining work of medieval life and rivalry. Lochlan MacAllister, head of a Scottish clan, embarks on a quest to find his lost brother. Kieran MacAllister disappeared and was presumed dead after being jilted by his betrothed but new information gave credence to the possibility...more
Elis Madison
Responsible Lochlan MacAllister is looking for his missing brother Kieran when he runs across the woman who saved another brother—and annoyed the hell out of him, last time they met. She's trying to escape abusive kidnappers bent on dragging her to her powerful father, who wants to force her into a marriage she doesn't want.

PIA she may be, but Lochlan owes Catarina, so he helps her out. And the two of them hook up (not in the fun sense) with some of her friends, who are also wanted by the law, a...more
Stefanie
At least, Lochlan's story. I was looking forward to this one.
Lochlan is very aware he's his clan's Laird. As a result he feels very responsible for them and won't do anything that might hurt his clan. He wants nothing for himself and only lives for his clan. It's a very tough and lonely life.
But than he rescues Cat and his life is about to change. Cat is running from her father because he wants to force her to marry. What Lochlan doesn't know is... that her father is the King of France!!

What fo...more
Sarah
Okay, let me say that I love this series, and was really excited about Lochlan's book. It was good for the most part, but the ending was horrible. I really hope this isn't the beginning of her mixing the series with the dark hunters. I love her dark hunters and I love her historicals, but not together. It was really cheap and wrong for her to do that to her readers.
Cornelia
I love Kinley MacGregor/Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. This is a great action/packed historical romance with a strong, vibrant heroine and an honorable, broody warrior hero. Anyone who likes medieval/romances will love this.
Maura
A very entertaining read. I couldn't put it down really. The three star review is mostly for the first 3/4 of the book. In this part it progressed like a normal story...it's the ending I had a huge problem with which is why it's not a 4 or 5 star review. This book was not as good as I had hoped - I loved the previous books in this series. However, I felt like this one was a quick, patch attempt to tie up the MacAllister Series.

There were so many characters from previous books that I couldn't ke...more
Alexandra Deluca
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Vanessa
I really like this series, and have been reading them out of order, but still can keep up pretty well. I know from other reviews that some had problems with the end and/or the epilogue. I kind of liked the idea, but there was a small aspect that was disturbing, although to relate that here would spoil it. The actual end before the epilogue was nice with a clever twist. I didn't, however, like it as much as Taming the Scotsman, which is actually the book before this one, and the one I started wit...more
Bart Van Loon
For a long time I thought this would be a four-star story. However, about half-way through the story structure became a little too apparent for me to enjoy thoroughly: boy meets girl, hate each other, get into trouble, one rescues the other, like each other, get into trouble, one rescues the other, become attracted to each other, get into trouble, one rescues the other, fall in love with each other but don't admit it, get into trouble, one rescues the other, admit their love, get into trouble, o...more
Joy
I finished this 3 days ago but it's only now that I got a chance to review this. My rating says it all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, it's a light read, not too emotional, and I'm glad because there were explanations about the cruelty and ruthlessness of Lochlain's father, he isn't bitter.

For those who've read this series, Catarina first appeared in Ewan and Nora's story (Taming the Scotsman), I didn't like her in the beginning because the author presented her as a villain, but I liked her...more
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Jane Stewart
I didn’t enjoy it, and I wanted it to be over.

The story had typical romance novel ingredients: strong hero, feisty independent heroine, bad guys chasing the heroine, and the good guy saving her. It felt too plodding for me, like it was going through the motions of a book. It was a very ordinary story. I wasn’t drawn in emotionally. I didn’t care about what was happening. The events and conversations were not interesting.

I did like the minor character Kestrel, who played a small part toward the e...more
Netha
Lochlan macallister, laird of macallister clan - scotlandia berkelana mencari kieran setelah di hari pernikahan ewan lochlan mendapat plaid milik kieran yg artinya kieran masih hidup.
lochlan bertekad untuk menemukan kieran.

lochlan mendapat info bahwa kieran menyusul sin.
di sepanjang perjalanan lochlan mendapat petunjuk2 baru yg makin memperkuat dugaannya bahwa kieran memang tidak bunuh diri & masih hidup.
dalam perjalannya pula lochlan bertemu kembali dengan catarina, ceweq yg sejak awal kete...more
Jilly
I have to say that while I was disappointed in the beginning the ending truly made up for it. We generally know that in a romance novel the hero and heroine will end up together. It is wonderful to discover that it shocks you how they manage it (though not a complete shock) and that peripheral story aspects end unexpectantly.

Kinley MacGregor is the penname for the author who writes series Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, The MacAllisters, and Sea Wolves. I’m not sure if this is her rea...more
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Kate
My review will mainly contain a bunch of spoilers.

- First off The MacAllister's dead father was never described in the previous three books as a monster. He cheated on his wife and was rather cruel to Sin (his known bastard son) but never was there mention of him beating his other children, his wife (in fact the entire Sin plot line was centered around how much he loved Aisleen and how he'd do anything for her), being a drunkard or a cruel rapist that tortured women. The previous books illustra...more
Cotito Hernández
Este libro lo leí porque como seguía con la saga de la Hermandad de la Espada, pues me vi en esa necesidad de tener que leerlo y más si ya lo tenía en mano. Cuando comencé a leerlo me gustó. Siempre he admitido que no soy demasiado crítica para los libros y que por lo general me gustan la gran mayoría, pero cuando se trata de las sagas tiendo a ser un poquito más estricta porque no me gusta ver que un libro se parezca demasiado al anterior. Si me gusta que la historia siga, pero no que la trama...more
Carol Spradling
Although I am a newbie to Ms MacGregor's world of story telling, I am a die-hard fan of historical genres. Let's face it, put a Scotsman in a kilt and that alone will make me buy a book. Yeah, I'm that easy. But to be honest, I had a hard time placing this book as an historical due to the overuse of modern speech and cliches. When I realized this was going to be a staple throughout the book, I decided to concentrate on the plot and emotion of the story and allow myself to become absorbed in thei...more
Shiran
The Warrior is the last installment in the Brotherhood/MacAllister series and I must say she made sure this series went out with a bang.

Lochlan MacAllister is the Laird of his clan and with all his brothers married with children he realises he is the only one who can find his brother Kieren who was presumed dead for years. Lochlan sets out on his quest and finds himself in France where he runs into his sister-in-laws cousin Catarina. Cat is a free spirit who wants to live her life on her terms...more
Jackie
This is my first book by this author. I had heard of MacGregor before, so when I saw this at Borders for $3.99 I snapped it up….figured I couldn’t beat that plus I had a coupon so it came out even cheaper. Unfortunately, at the time of purchase I didn’t know that this was #7 in the series. By then it was too late and I figured I tried to read it as a standalone. I was lost for the beginning of the book, because of course characters from previous books made an appearance and there were references...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Dopo il solitario Sin, l'allegro Braden e il burbero Ewan è il momento di Lochlan, fratello maggiore e capoclan dei MacAllister. Lochlan è sempre stato il fratello responsabile, quello che consolava le donne sedotte più che sedurle e cercava di "arginare"i fratelli. Diventato capoclan dopo il padre,uomo violento e crudele i cui insulti e la cui reputazione lo seguono tutt'ora, ha dovuto anteporre il benessere altrui al suo. Per seguire la flebile speranza che Kieran,il fratellino minore che si c...more
Miraphora
Partiamo da un presupposto: questo romanzo era da pubblicare nella collana principale RM e non nei Passione. Perché? Semplice. Di passione ce n'è poca o niente. Un tipo a torso nudo in posa da macho in copertina non cambia i contenuti e non trasforma un romanzo. La MacGregor (alter ego storico di Sherrilyn Kenyon) ha uno stile particolare, per i titoli storici: ci mette poco sesso. In questo caso, però, ho iniziato la lettura fuorviata dalla sua collocazione in questa collana un pò ambigua e, lo...more
Russell
I think this is the last book of the MacAllister/Brotherhood of the Sword series. I do not have the complete set and I had trouble understanding how the Brotherhood came about. There are snippets mentioned in the story that the Brotherhood consists mainly of warriors that were abducted and enslaved in a Saracen camp. They escaped and thus formed the Brotherhood. I do not know how they were captured and I just hope that it is mentioned in the first book. I will be buying it and will update my rev...more
Jacqueline
Aug 17, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone! Most especially DH series fans
Recommended to Jacqueline by: Favorite author - autobuy
HOLY CRAP!!!

This book was awesome! AWESOME I SAY!

Sherrilyn has, for the millionth freakin' time, proved her kick-assness in a way that NO other author can!

I adored Lochlan and Cat's story, for I adored the characters. The plot was amazing, fast paced yet well established, and the style was perfect, as ever. I can say, most definitely, that the love and its story between these two strong, stubborn, and sweet characters is by far my favorite.

AND THE ENDING!!!

Holy crap, the ending! I refuse to giv...more
SANDRA
the last story of the MacAllister/Brotherhood of the Sword series.. It is about Catarina and Lochlan.. It shows how Fate has a weird sense of humor.. Lochlan is off to finding His brother Kieren and ends up finding/ running into Cat. Where she has been kidnapped by her father's men. who her father is The king of France! on the way of avoiding the of her fathers' and trying to reach The Scot who is believed to be Lochlan's brother, they end up falling in love and finding out that love does Heal a...more
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“When he’d started out, he’d expected to find his brother. What he’d never thought to find was the treasure that slept beside him now.

Would you trade this to have Kieran back?

It was a choice he was grateful he didn’t have to make. But in the end, he knew the truth.

Catarina was his life. He would sacrifice anything for her.

Anyone.”
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“I love you, Lochlan,” she said, hating the fact that her voice broke as she spoke the words. “I will always love you and you alone.” 4 likes
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