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Shadow Highlander (Dark Sword #5)

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  1,788 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
The Dark Sword series captures all the power, passion, and magic of Scotland’s legendary warriors—sworn to fight for victory, in battle and in love…


Sent on a dangerous mission into the shadowy world of the Druids, Galen must find a powerful ancient relic to defeat the enemies of MacLeod Castle. But what he discovers is far more powerful—and far more da
Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Oct 12, 2011 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing
This one wasn't my favorite of the series, but it was really good. I loved Galen and Reaghan. They didn't try and fight what they were feeling. In fact they both just went with it. There was a lot going on. Not much action until about half way through. Even then it was minimal, of course the ending had its battle scene. I truly loved the way that DG showed how the warriors were like a big family.
Standing together. I enjoyed the moments that were Logan the joker who is struggling with the hatred
Oct 18, 2011 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Story Rating 4.5 stars
Character Rating 4 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Heat Level 3 stars
Action 3.5 stars
Overall Rating 4.5 stars

I was very pleased with this addition to the Dark Sword series by Donna Grant. The story was very well done and did keep me very interested the whole story through. This is one of my favorite book's from this series. I liked that it did not take place in one setting and that there was movement in the story. Also with this story the continuation of the warrior's and their
Aug 20, 2011 Visionary rated it it was amazing

Another brilliant book by Donna! Words can not convey just how much I enjoyed this book! Never once did I get bored, anticipating what would happened next and keeping me on my toes. From page one I was entranced...

In the previous books we've met Galen, one of the warriors, but it was nice to get feedback about him, how his past was still harsh yet different from the others.

And then there is Reaghan. She may not be a warrior like Larena but in all that she did showed a strength. New players have
Debra Taylor
Sep 18, 2011 Debra Taylor rated it it was amazing
As Always, Donna Grant, delivers a first class reading experince. I enjoy her books so much! Can't wait for the next one.
Feb 10, 2012 Carlyn rated it it was amazing
This is book five in the Donna Grant series and I really liked this one. Galen has been someone I have looked forward to reading about since we were first introduced to him.
Galen is an immortal highland warrior with a the god of the trickster in him and he can hear what others are thinking when he touches them so he tends to stay away from all human contact. He and the other warriors have been fighting a battle against an evil druid called Deirdre.
Galen and another warrior named Logan have been
Jun 16, 2015 Leslie rated it really liked it
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I had picked up the first book in the series (Forbidden Highlander) and then decided to read the rest up to this point before giving a review. So basically you could say that I read all five of these as one book.

Here goes! I liked the story as it flowed from one novel to the next. I was grateful that I decided to wait so that the cliffhangers the author used at the end of each book would not annoy me. I noticed also that you can tell who the next hero will be by the end of each book. For example
I just finished this in a marathon read and I must say that it was wonderful! Galen's book may just be my favorite of the bunch so far. I absolutely love how the story line continues to unfold. The journey to the castle with Galen and Reaghan was exciting and I loved how you could feel the intensity of their relationship from the beginning. Reaghan's character made me want to stand up and cheer for never letting her doubts take over what she new to be true about the Warriors. She was true throug ...more
Frances McNeal
Sep 13, 2011 Frances McNeal rated it it was amazing
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In my opinion this series is just getting better and better. Galen the warrior who can pick up other people's thoughts and history through touch and forced himself to not touch anyone. He doesn't know the comfort of a woman. Reaghan is a very powerful druid but doesn't realize it. Galen and Logan are trying to bring back the druids to Macleod castle for safety. Along the way Galen learns he can touch Reaghan and not hear her thoughts.

I enjoy the series because it isn't just about the couple, all
Really enjoy this series, and was happy to get Galen and Reaghan's story. Fast read, lots of interesting things going on!
Joey Corr
Sep 16, 2011 Joey Corr rated it it was amazing
Awesome read!! Can't wait for the next one!!
Nov 16, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
I was right, Galen made me like him...a lot. So did Logan.(who needs his own book like now) Reaghan proved herself to be an excellent female lead as well.

I think of all the warriors so far, Galen is the one I feel sorry for the most. He has forced himself into this solitude and it's so sad. But then along comes Reaghan and he doesn't have to restrain himself. He can take in what others have taken for granted. Reaghan also finds herself opening up and immediately trusting Galen. She doesn't have
Sep 12, 2011 Sheryl rated it really liked it
Another wonderful book in this sexy and exciting series. This time it's warrior Galen who gets to find the woman of his dreams and she is Reaghan, a druid who thinks she has no magic.

Part of this book takes place at the same time as the last book in the series. During that book, Galen and Logan go off on a hunt for a great druid artifact that is rumored to be able to defeat the evil Deirdre. A chunk of Shadow Highlander is their quest for this artifact and runs parallel in time to Hayden and Is
Aug 17, 2013 Tania rated it it was amazing
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"Shadow Highlander" by Donna Grant. Book 5 in the Dark Sword series.

Really really REALLY liked this book! I've wanted to hear Galen's story from the moment he was introduced in the first book.

Galen is a Warrior, cursed with the power to read other peoples' mind with just a touch. He has lived his life in solitary until he found the MacLeod brothers and joined in their mission to fight the evil Druid Deirdre. Now, Galen and Logan have been sent on a mission to find an important artifact that may
Michelle the Romance Witch
Dec 24, 2012 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it it was amazing
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Shadow Highlander was an awesome addition to the overall series and a great story in itself. Galen and Reaghan were obviously made for each other and they come together in an explosive combination of lust, need, and emotional exploration. Galen finally finds the one woman in the world he can touch and take as his own without his curse coming between them. Reaghan finds a man to offer her comfort, safety, adventure and passion, all while letting her become the woman she was always meant to be. It ...more
Dec 18, 2012 Olimpia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Donna Grant did it again. Shadow Highlander was everything I hoped for. I always loved Galen’s character. Was so excited that he has his HEA.

The first one to befriend the MacLeods, Galen has such a great personality and pretty much gets along with everyone. But like all the other Warriors and their past, Galen holds secrets that although not like others, is still sad.

Reaghan is perfect for Galen. She’s strong willed, and powerful in magic, although she has no idea of it.

The bond between them is
Bridgette Bandell
Jun 07, 2013 Bridgette Bandell rated it it was amazing
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This was another one that had me on edge a few times... With Galen and his edginess and Logan falling apart at the seans.... I was so worried many times in this book! I was however,very impressed at how Galen turned out though.. Poor Braden.. I was walking through a grocery store when his SHOCKING scene came into play and I gasped, STOPPED dead in my tracks and about screamed!! Shocked at Mairi... so totally didn't think she would be weak enough for something like that! :( I begun this book rath ...more
Barbara ★
I really like this series. I enjoy each book more than the previous one. I love the world building - Deidre is just so evil and strong. I can't wait to see how they eventually defeat her.

Galen is one of my favorite warriors. Poor guy doesn't have control of his God and can't touch anyone without "seeing" their thoughts. He's kept himself physically and emotionally away from everyone in order to avoid losing their trust. It's a pleasure when he finally meets someone who he can touch without bein
Sep 09, 2011 Angela rated it it was amazing
Book 5 in Donna Grant's Dark Sword Series features Warrior Galen Shaw. This book finds Galen and fellow Warrior, Logan Hamilton, leaving MacLeod Castle to journey to Loch Awe in search of an "artifact" to help aid them in defeating the evil drough Dierdre. At Loch Awe, the Warriors come upon Reaghan, a mysterious beauty who is more than she seems or realizes.

Will Galen & Reaghan discover the artifact in time? Will they find love in each others arms, or will secrets keep them apart? Danger l
Nicole Laverdure
Dec 27, 2012 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing
I just read Donna Grant's "Shadow Highlander", her fifth book in the Dark Sword series. I loved her characters: Galen and Reaghan. I've always loved Donna Grant's Dark Sword novels. Ms. Grant know how to create a world of magic and intrique with her Warriors and Druids. Ms. Grant is a great writer and I always enjoy reading her stories. If you are a fan of Donna Grant's Dark Sword series, then this book is for you. Do not miss her next book "Darkest Highlander" part of the Wonderful se
May 27, 2015 Deannie rated it it was amazing
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He is on a mission for a relic, she holds power she doesn't know she has. He feels her, he is drawn to her and it brings him to his knees. Can he defeat the darkness that threatens them all?

You just have to keep reading. This whole series will captivate you..........
Oct 11, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
I haven't read all the books in this series, I've only read the last 2. But I love both of them! Donna Grant is a wonderful author, and I've had many of her books on my TBR list for some time. Honestly can't wait to read this whole series, along with more =D
Veronica King
Mar 20, 2014 Veronica King rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. Not one dull moment. Engaging
Nov 01, 2015 Claudia rated it really liked it
Shadow Highlander, book five finally brought a sort of balance to the story.

This was Galen and Reaghan's story.
Galen is a warrior that kept to himself most of the time. His reason was the fact that he can see through a touch what the others are thinking or their past actions. He has seen his share of horrible things by killing Deirdre's creations and at the same time he doesn't want to intrude in his fellow warrior's minds and past.
Galen and Logan are headed to recover an artifact that could kil
Oct 17, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing
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This book was amazing. I have been learning about Galen for some time now and have always wondered what was going on with him. Well I found out and it all makes perfect sense now. When he meets Rheagan he knows immediately that he is attracted to her and she feels the same way. He is very reluctant to be with her because of his "gift" but he cannot fight the attraction any longer. When he finally does give in, he is given a very pleasant surprise.

Rheagan is a character that I grew to love. She i
Book Review Diva
Jul 16, 2012 Book Review Diva rated it really liked it
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Donna Grant “Shadow Highlander”

Reaghan loves her life, she loves living among her fellow druids in the forest hidden from everyone. Reaghan's life is about to change through while she is out for a walk in the forest. Reaghan notices two beautiful warriors walking outside the invisible shield of her home, and wonders what they are looking for. What Reaghan does not know, is that they are looking for the hidden druids, and want to ask them some questions. Reaghan knows that she is not suppose to
Dec 20, 2011 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Donna Grant delivers a well written story from her Dark Sword Novels. I have never read any of her works from this series but plan to read more. I love highlanders so this one kept me interested. The main characters come together fairly early for these types of books. Most times the author keeps us living in sexual tension. Gaylen is a sexy sensitive Druid-created Highland warrior who is able to read minds through touch therefor he keeps himself distant from others. Reaghan is a character who is ...more
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The Dark Sword series captures all the power, passion, and magic of Scotland’s legendary warriors—sworn to fight for victory, in battle and in love … Galen finally get his piece of happiness but will their happiness be lost when Reaghan realizes who she is.

Galen can feel the magic in her. He knows it there. Reaghan is certain that he is wrong. She knows there is something more to her life but cannot figure it out. Together they journey on a discovery of themselves with the assistance here and t
♔ Marli ♔
Sep 06, 2015 ♔ Marli ♔ rated it really liked it
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Galen and Reaghan...

Great story. Was sooo excited when I saw that this book is about Galen, I absolutely fell in love with the man from day one! So glad he got his happily ever after.

Deidre was cool in the beginning and bringing in her twin into the mix will ensure an interesting read for the next installment.
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Jul 11, 2016 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it really liked it
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Galen can't touch anyone without seeing their deepest thoughts. Reaghan doesn't have memories of her past. Galen can't read her mind.
I had fun trying to determine what Reaghan's secret/ability was. It's a good one! I had forgotten about Laria. The couple in this book are both strong individually and together. Galen and Reaghan rock as a couple.
Cliffhanger ending in regards to Broc and Sonya. They are the next book! One thing I've enjoyed are the previous couples appearances and continued contri
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Galen has always felt secluded from others since becoming a Warrior. Other Warriors have useful powers, but he feels his own is more of a handicap. He can hear other people’s thoughts, whether he wants to or not, which makes him dread being near people who inevitably want to touch him and unbeknownst to them, flood him with their own emotions.

He and Logan have traveled to Loch Awe in search of a group of Druids and an ar
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She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the
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“Forgive our gawking,” said a man with a vicious scar running down his face. “Galen is usually eating so much he has no time for speech.”

Laughter filled the hall, and Reaghan glanced over to find Galen shaking his head as he smiled.

“Eating?” she asked.

“Doona pay Malcolm a bit of attention,” Galen said, his gaze indifferent and his voice heavy with nonchalance. “He lies.”
“Galen turned and looked at Logan. That anger, the seething, festering fury, had come from Logan, and it was tearing his friend in two.” 1 likes
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