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Haunting Warrior (Mists of Ireland #2)

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The woman he was destined for lived only in his dreams...

A past he couldn't forget.

Rory MacGrath's life changed the night his father mysteriously vanished, having uncovered the secrets of the ancient Book of Fennore. Soon Rory disappeared as well—leaving Ireland, shunning his family, and turning his back on magic.

A dream he couldn't ignore.

But soon the dreams begin—dreams
Trade Paperback, 1st, 372 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Berkley Sensation
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Gave up on this book at page 162. Felt the story didn't move along fast enough and kept hoping after the author got through setting up the plot, things would move along. It didn't.

The hero was Rory MacGrath and I was SO disappointed in him as a lead character. He was a--present day--bouncer in California, and in his early thirties (I think). Existing. Lifted weights in his sparse apartment and had dreams about a beautiful, mysterious lady until his dead grandmother paid him a ghostly visit and t
Sandy M
I am just in total awe of Ms. Quinn’s Haunting books. These first two books are some of the best I’ve read in the last year. Her writing has a haunting quality all its own to go along with the titles and the storylines she’s given readers. And her characters, especially the hero of this book, are intricate and simple at the same time. I’m amazed at her talent.

Though we have the same characters in these first two books, it’s really the Book of Fennore that ties everything together. This evil tome
May 10, 2010 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: fv-review

To start off, the cover is what drew me in - if there's hunky warrior on the front, I am hooked! This was my first read of Erin Quinn's and while it did not blow me away, it did pique my curiosity enough to follow the outcome. Haunting Warrior blends a story of time travel, magic, war against families, romance and suspense.

Rory is a man who left his birthplace of Ballyfionuir, Ireland, some 25 years ago after his father vanished from earth while uncovering the ancient Book of Fennore. He began a
I just wanted to skip to the end...

This book came off more as an origin story and a transition between books 1 and 3.


- This was way less confusing than the first book

- The idea behind the two Rorys was interesting

- Quinn has the ability to make me see her descriptions

- Rory is called Ruiri

- I love how the excerpt for the next book is the rough draft and not what Quinn uses in the final product, it was interesting to see what she changed and kept


- Was this book even relevant?

- Plot w
May 06, 2010 VampFanGirl rated it really liked it
With her sophomore novel, HAUNTING WARRIOR, Erin Quinn solidifies herself as a must have, must read author. One who shatters all the molds with her sweeping epics of tangled fates and unforgettable characters where not even the monumental pressure of the decades past can barricade those that wish to transcend them. Instead, time is a vital conduit, one that is as essential to Quinn's characters and their survival in the fight against the evil that conspires against them as is the romance that bi ...more
Giovanni Gelati
Jan 05, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it it was amazing

On the heels of Haunting Beauty comes Haunting Warrior by Erin Quinn. I have been trying to find more of a wide variety of romance novel authors and I plan to keep Quinn in mind for the future. Help me out here a bit if you will and drop me a line and suggest some of your favorites please, I would appreciate the input, thanks. Back to today’s Flavor of the Day here @ Gelati’s Scoop: Looking for paranormal, time travel, passion, action, suspense….Okay this novel has a little something of everythi
Dec 27, 2010 Phyllis rated it it was amazing
Haunting Warrior (second in the Haunting series) is the story of Rory/Ruairi and Saraid; it also tells the beginning of The Book of Fennore. Rory keeps dreaming of a beautiful woman calling to him. After he returns home at the death of his grandmother, he sees the woman even when awake. Following her call, he finds himself back in ancient Ireland and in the body of his 'twin', Ruairi, and being married to his dream woman, who is very unhappy with the situation. He also finds his father who had d ...more
Feb 23, 2011 Sandra rated it it was amazing
HAUNTING WARRIOR by ERIN QUINN is a wonderful, sweeping time-travel romance. I loved Rory, the hero who travels to Ireland and goes back in time and really does meet the woman of his dreams,the lovely Saraid.

I liked all the characters in this book. And I really got the "feel" of Ireland--the scenery, the magic and mysticism, the romance--the author really makes you feel like you are there! The images of medieval Ireland stay with you long after you've turned the last page.

I won this book in a Go
Waleska Soto
Feb 17, 2011 Waleska Soto rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the second book of the Mists of Ireland series. I was not expecting this story to be about Rory, I thought it was going to be a continuation of Haunting Beauty. I enjoyed the internal battle of Rory, the acceptance of his new destiny and life with Saraid. When picking this book, just be aware that this book has a lot more fantasy than Haunting Beauty.
Ceren Ünlü
Nov 11, 2012 Ceren Ünlü rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu yazarı tadan ona hayran kalacak. Dili, anlatımı mükemmel. Soluksuz okunuyor. Yazarın hayal gücü tavan yapmış insanın ağzını açık bıraktırıyor :))
Jan 11, 2011 Nette rated it it was amazing
i love this author and this is a good read i want it on my keeper shelf
Jun 19, 2010 Leontine rated it really liked it
With HAUNTING WARRIOR I felt Erin Quinn was like a bard of old time who kept me mesmerized with a story of long ago. A story where a warrior finds himself on a quest, where a woman discovers her inner strength, a love that ignites through time, where a book wheels its untold powers and a villain is on the heels of the main characters with nothing but revenge pounding in his blood. The mystery and the mysticism really brings the vibe of an ancient Éire, eerie in its magic and Druid ways, to the f ...more
Jul 19, 2012 Visionary rated it really liked it

Book Two in Erin Quinn's Mist of Ireland series. For those who read the previous book, Haunting Beauty, we heard of Rory but never really got introduced to his character. Sure we did get glimpses of him as a child but not a man grown.

Since the day his father "disappeared" from his life Rory felt bereft, like a giant hole or piece of himself was missing. He truly did not feel apart of anything, family included. So he spent much of his life away from Ireland, from his family, and destiny.

Nov 19, 2012 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing
Hayalimdeki Yürek ve Rüyalarım - Erin Quinn

Serinin ikinci kitabı yine muhteşem bir kitap..Ama bu seferki macera daha heyecanlı..Serüvenimiz kahramanı Rory MacGrath ilk maceradaki Danni'nin oğlan kardeşi..
Ailesinden vatanından ayrıldıktan sonra Rory Macgrath deyim yerindeyse her şeyden ailesinden,geçmişinden ,köklerinden kaçarak yaşadı..Sıradan bir hayat sürüyordu...

Ama bir misafiri geldi Sean ve Danninin yaşamını birleştirmelerinde öncülük eden büyük annesini bir akşam arabasında buldu..Onu bekl
Jun 27, 2010 Mary rated it it was amazing
I thought the 1st book was good with Danni and Seans journey - Rory's is even better in book 2 of the 4 book series. Book 2 takes you back to the midevil days with battles, betrayals and struggles of 2 Irish families one trying to dominate while betraying, the other trying to survive and use integrity. The families are brought together in a very unlikely way. Quinn shows us how characters of the furture can impact the past and change the course of the future and also set them on the path to thei ...more
I wrote a rather long and thoughtful review for the first book in this series. Although the second book lives up to the first, I find myself with very little to add to my previous assessment.

The second book picks up with Rory, brother of Danni from the first book. He's been living in California - first with his aunt and then on his own - since his father vanished in the cave with the book of Fennore when he was a child.

He has been living a very hand-to-mouth off-the-grid style of existence, and
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Fav Quote: That he was a man who could accept her failings and still look at her the way he she was a woman worth fighting she was a woman he desired more than air and water and life was inconceivable.

Rory MacGrath's life changed the night his father disappeared. Changing from an innocent boy to a troubled young man Rory was sent from his home in Ireland to live in America. He shunned his family, his land, and his people. Now Rory has begun to dream. Dreams of a
Oct 27, 2011 Ns rated it really liked it
Haunting Warrior has a strong atmospheric quality to it. The writing evokes great imagery that sets the scene and the sense of place well and transported me with ease into a complex world. It is a magical and dangerous world ripe with warriors, ancient magic and secrets.

Rory MacGrath has spent in life denying his heritage and trying to put behind the mysterious circumstances of his father's disappearance, which is linked to the Book of Fennore. However, he can't escape his dreams and the woman w
May 23, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Haunting Warrior is a follow up to Haunting Beauty. Start there if you would like to read this series. The book of Fennmore is a seemingly evil book that makes the people who come in contact change. they get something they need from the book but it takes away something from them as well. Rory has been living a half life since he was 5 and touched the book with his father. Torn in two you might say literally now years later his deceased nana comes to tell him what he must do to change things. Sar ...more
Mar 28, 2012 Deanna rated it liked it
I liked this book, but did not love it. There are many fabulous things about Haunting Warrior; the setting, the time-travel, the plot. Yet, the characters did not fully work for me. Rory and Saraid had great potential, but ultimately failed to bring me into their lives. I sort of blame it on Rory; too hunky,and not enough finesse, I guess. At times, his lingo felt out of place, and as such, would jolt me out of the world. Saraid, she was a bit better, but not by too much. She is a strong woman f ...more
Aug 07, 2015 Lilmissmolly rated it it was amazing
Dianna Gabaldon remarked on the cover of Haunting Beauty, "A complex, mysterious, and very satisfying story!" That sums it up for me too. I loved this unique time travel/ghost story. It reminded me of the old fashioned ghost stories that grabbed your interest and kept you guessing throughout - kind of like how the movie "The Sixth Sense" was unique and grabbed your attention - you couldn't believe what was happening.

I love the style that Erin Quinn writes, having chapters end with a shocking re
Apr 28, 2011 Lindy rated it it was amazing
'Haunting Warrior' is book 2 in the Mists of Ireland series by Erin Quinn. This is truly an amazing book! This will appeal to readers who enjoy paranormal romance, time travel and fantasy. There's plenty of action and adventure, deeply felt emotions and passion, and Erin Quinn is truly gifted at painting vivid pictures in the minds of readers. The evil "Book of Fennore" is a wicked character all on its own, and as I was reading I couldn't help but think to myself, "Hmmm... very 'Army of Darkness ...more
Erin Kyle
Jun 06, 2013 Erin Kyle added it
Shelves: dnf
I couldn't finish it. I could handle the magic and the 'bibbity bobbity boo' and parallel-ish universes, but the thing that got me was all this talk about a Book we're told nothing about!!

Why is it important? Where did it come from? Whose was it? What does it do? Are we supposed to believe it's something like the Ring from LOTR? So maybe the Book has a mind of its own -- what does it want? The Ring wanted to "return to the hand of its master" and the Book...?

I got about halfway through and my
Oct 15, 2011 Deanna rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this series! Ireland, mysticism, magic, time traveling, sword fights, and love between a hunky guy with attitude and a no-nonsense woman. What more could you ask for? I highly recommend this entire series to any and all readers (and my fellow Irish friends are already buying it off the shelves across the country). My only pointer would be to read the books fairly close together and not wait a few months in between the books [like I did between one and two :( ]. Once you start ...more
Jul 08, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-romance
Part 2 of Erin Quinn's series this time it follows Danni's twin Rory. His gran's spirit comes to bring him home. Begrudging he goes and ends up vanishing into the distant past. There he finds his other half, literary, and his father. The man who's been missing since he's five is there in front of him ordering his doppelganger to marry and bed a woman he's been seeing in his dreams.

The book is fast and action packed.
Barbara ★
An interesting twist on the whole time travel thing but enjoyable though it does start rather slowly. The main character, Ruairi is not a likeable person and it takes a very long time for the H/H to lose their distrust and fear of each other. I liked the overall back story which flows very well from the first book. I'm interested in seeing how Saraid's brothers fare in the future.
harika bir kitaptı rory'i ilk kitapta merak etmiştim zaten ama bu kadar seviceğimi tahmin etmemiştim kesinlikle tavsiyemdir. 3. kitabın çıkmasını sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum
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ben bu seriyi yorumlayamıyorum..
çok karışık çok değişik.bazen tempo öyle bir hızlanıyor ki elimden bırakasım gelmiyor kitabı..
bilmiyorum sevdim ben..öyle işte..
May 01, 2012 Nina rated it it was amazing
I felt the book started slow, but when it took off ... I could not put it down. It's a time travel. It's a paranormal. It's a love story. Wonderful read.
May 24, 2010 Ivyd rated it it was amazing
HAUNTING WARRIOR lives up to the standard and expectations set by HAUNTING BEAUTY and in some ways surpasses it. Loved the darker, edgier story.
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New York Times Bestselling author Erin Quinn writes romance for the thinking reader. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Readers Crown, Golden Quill, Best Books, and Award of Excellence. Go to for more information or ...more
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Mists of Ireland (4 books)
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