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The Warrior (Brotherhood of the Sword/MacAllister #7)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,433 Ratings  ·  114 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
Paperback, First, 344 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Avon
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Sep 27, 2009 Dina rated it liked it
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
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
Jun 28, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-not-for-me
Just a few adjectives to describe this book...



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
Jan 15, 2015 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
In this book, my hope for humanity is lost, and then found. Because Lochlan is blamed for his father's actions, and he's still such a great guy, and yeah, I just love their romance! So cute!

*First read April 26th 2012*
Oh, great book! Really enjoyed it, and the quick little bit of the Dark Hunter world at the end, well, yeah! Great romance, I hope some more of the brotherhood find happiness!
Arlette Sjerp
Jun 23, 2010 Arlette Sjerp rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, history
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
Océano de libros
El último libro de la serie La hermandad de la Espada vuelve con nuestro highlander más famoso, Lochlan MacAllister, que se embarca en un viaje tras la pista que tiene de que su hermano Kieran pueda seguir con vida.
En su periplo se encontrará con la ya conocida Catarina, que huye de un matrimonio concertado por su padre el rey de Francia. Juntos tendrán que superar muchos obstáculos y lidiar con nuevos sentimientos entre los dos.
El libro me ha gustado bastante y como colofón de la serie creo que
Apr 26, 2010 Jenn rated it really liked it
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
Aug 03, 2013 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it
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
Mai Hyukkie
Jul 27, 2015 Mai Hyukkie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
คูนีนารักดีจริงๆ อานแลวกสนุกดี ติดจนไมอยากวางเลย
ตัวละครทุกตัวนาสนใจมากๆ สรุปวาคีแรนตายไปแลว ในคุกทีโดนจับตัวไป แตเดอะสกอตทีรอดมาเปนพีนองตางแม
ซึงลอนแคนไมเคยรูเลยวามี ลันแคนกโดนจับตัวในคุกนันเหมือนกัน และรอดมาไดแบบบาดเจบสาหัส
ระหวางเดินทางของทังคูกไดเจอแบรคเคน เพือนสนิทของแคท แตถูกเนรเทศออกนอกอังกฤษ
เพราะพอของเขาเลือกการเมืองผิดขาง ทำใหโดนยึดทรัพยสินไปหมด และมาอยูในฝรังเศสกับนองชายและนองสาว
ลอคเคนสัญญาวาจะใหทังสามไปอยูทีแคลนของตนได และจางใหเปนอัศวินดวย กนาสนใจไปอีกคน
Elis Madison
Sep 23, 2014 Elis Madison rated it liked it
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
Tsukiko Haruka
Apr 21, 2016 Tsukiko Haruka rated it liked it
Jak čtu...spousta lidí říká, že je to předvídatelné...ale kdyby o tu hlavu přišel nebo něco podobného, tak by zas většina nadávala, že to dopadlo špatně. Co se týče záhadného bratra..nemyslím si, že jde zcela nutně o nadpřirozenou záležitost (ona tam vlastně neuvádí, že by se rozplynul, prostě zmizel ve stínu, mohl tam hmotně přijít a pak odejít, jako jedna z postav Stí že se vzdal duše pro ně..mohl se stát součástí nějakého kmenu, v pralesích žijí šamani, kteří vytvářejí jedy, jaké nedokáž ...more
May 11, 2014 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 08, 2016 Veronica~Nhaughty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Veronica~Nhaughty by: Jen ~The dreamer~
Shelves: romance, historical
"If you will have me, Catarina, I can't promise you how much time we'll have together, but I can promise you that whether it's only this one hour or a million more, I will love you for every one of them."

As I was reading the last installment of this series, I was afraid it was going to leave me hanging, and I was right. I enjoyed Lochlan and Cat's story all the way to the end. How can we be left w/such a big teaser like that? ACK! It has made me want to go do a re-read of the Dark Hunter series!
Aug 20, 2009 Sarah rated it it was ok
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.
May 05, 2009 Cornelia rated it it was amazing
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.
Alexandra Deluca
Mar 15, 2014 Alexandra Deluca rated it it was amazing
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May 08, 2010 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: series
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
Dec 09, 2015 Bart Van Loon rated it liked it
Shelves: at-home, fiction
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
Aug 31, 2010 Joy rated it it was amazing
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
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Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it did not like it
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
Oct 02, 2011 Netha rated it really liked it
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
Apr 11, 2012 Jilly rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
Oct 15, 2010 ☠℞J℞☠ rated it it was amazing
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Feb 02, 2013 Kate rated it did not like it
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
Jan 21, 2013 Cotito rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: con-reseña
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
Mar 28, 2008 Carol Spradling rated it did not like it
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
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
Jul 20, 2010 Jackie rated it liked it
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
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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.

“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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