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Legendary Warrior

(Warrior #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  553 ratings  ·  25 reviews

When Reena's village falls into the hands of a brutal landlord, she seeks the help of a warrior known only as The Legend. She should have been afraid after all the stories she's heard at her father's knees, but from the moment she meets him, it is not fear she feels but fierce passion. Magnus has never known a lass brave enough to look him in the eye, let alone one who wou

Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Avon (first published 2004)
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Magnus (the "Legend") and Reena
Ireland 1500s

It's been a while since I've read a book this bad, one that made me so angry at how bad it was written but yet I still managed to finish every word of it. I am either a masochist or an eternal optimist, hoping at each page turned that the book would improve and it will be worth spending the time to continue. I'm better off as a pessimist since this book did not deserve my optimism.

So what are the problems? Here are a few random samplings and thoughts:
The first 1/2 was good, by the time I got to 70ish% I found the story lacking its climax at this point. I ended up skimming to the end.

Elis Madison
Desperate for help for her starving village, Reena Cullen seeks out the titular legendary warrior—known as the Legend, hoping he can help. In exchange, she offers her unique map-making skills, which provide a significant advantage for a warrior, in terms of battle tactics.

Magnus, said Legendary Warrior, is happy to accept the deal—he has his own reasons for helping out, and, hey, he kinda digs the chick, even if she's skinny and not exactly beautiful in any classical sense.

I still want to know
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
unique 3D characters and a unique plot.
Overall, one of the best historical romances I have read!
The dialogues are meaningful and well-written.
Overall, a definite keeper!
5+++ stars
Reading Fanatic
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Good
I thought this was a pretty good book. Donna Fletcher is one of my favorite highland romance novelist; I've read several of her books. But of all her books I've read so far, this one is my least favorite as there were a couple of things about the story that bugged me and ultimately took away from my enjoyment of it.

Magnus is known far and wide as the Legend, a fierce and merciless warrior. In truth, Magnus is sweet, kind, protective, and wonderful—with the ability to be ruthless wh
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Finally! After reading books that left me feeling meh, I came across this one. Absolutely loved it from start to finish..
It tells the tale of Magnus The Legend and a simple peasant woman but an exceptional mapmaker Reena.
The tale starts when Reena has no choice but to search for the man called the legend to save her village from the cruel earl. In exchange for his protection she will offer her map making skills.
I loved this book. It had everything in it - action, mystery and romance. This is o
Jericho McKraven
It seemed like a great setup but nothing ever happened. It was too much near-peril and not enough... anything... It's a cute read though so if you're looking for something light and happy give it a read. ...more
Trip Linton
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book!!!!

I really love this book. In most books there comes a part when u can put it down, not this one. For me I could not stop reading until the end which if fantastic!!!!
sandy forguson
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would highly recommend
When the old Earl dies his cruel nephew inherits the title and lands including Reena's village. Peter Kilkern, Earl of Culberry will no longer allow the villagers to hunt on his land and will be taking almost all of their harvest as well. The village becomes bleak and starved. Reena is a skilled mapmaker and she decides to go on her own to find The Legend. She offers to become his official mapmaker if he will help her village and he agrees. Reena and Magnus spend more and more time together and ...more
Jeene Hobbs
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
as good as it gets

A lovely read. Magnus, the Legend, is the dark and secretive warrior/leader. Reena is the faithful, bright, talented, courageous daughter who wants to protect her village. Magnus is reminiscent of Piers Montgomery in Tanya Anne Crosby's Lyon's Gift. Multifaceted complex men. Reena sees the world with her artist's eye.

Add to that a second pair, Thomas, Magnus's best friend, and Brigid, Reena's BFF. Brigid is a beautiful widow who isn't sure she can love again. Thomas is a huge
The first 80% of the book had me flying through the pages and then when they confessed their love for one another, I was done. I finished the book only to finish it and get it over with. I like idea of Reena and her dreams but her personality was lacking. Magnus was extreme. He was either grrr I'm mean and horrible /death stare or a puppy in love. I love happily Ever Afters but the last 80ish pagers made my eyes roll. I also feel the writing was lacking. I've read other stories by Fletcher and I ...more
Rachelle Russell
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good Read

Everything is coming up Fletcher! Donna Fletcher is legendary for good highland love stories and this one isn't any different. I loved the main characters and the attention to detail. I lost myself in the wonder of the story.
Antoinette Lewis
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the concept of how very intelligent Reena was and the attraction and faith she had in the legend.
Read while in jail. Actual rating: 3
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mature teens and adults
I have enjoyed every book by this author that I have read. This story was a bit different than some of the others of the same kind, and i found the story interesting and well done.
Fera Flies Free
Ah.. another what seemed like a highlander romance with a brave, courageous Reena and an undeniably strong yet gentle Magnus <33
I read these out of order, but not as good as the 2nd book.
❆ Crystal ❆
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-highlanders
Great book. Great series. I gave 4 stars. I enjoyed and would recommend.
Lin #Historical lover...❤️
loved this book. It told a wonderful story with unique components that was thrilling to read.

my only wish was that the sex was hotter.
This book was okay. Kinda dry. The story was flat and a little too squishy for me.
Jenny Murley
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
OMG!!! Hot Hero and Courageous Heroine. Reena is qwesome when she defends her family and friends, and Magnus is incredible as he fights his brother for her
A good 'ole historical romance! I enjoyed this book, though the characters were very...simple.

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