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The Warrior

(Brotherhood of the Sword/MacAllister #7)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,792 ratings  ·  131 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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Feb 03, 2009 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
May 16, 2009 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
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
Mar 24, 2012 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 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
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Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Sadly, this is the final installment of the "Brotherhood of the Sword" and the "MacAllister" series. The story is about Lochlan MacAllister, the laird of the MacAllister clan and the eldest legitimate brother. He is the only blond guy, handsome as sin, and a bit reserved. Lochlan seems to live for his clan only. We first meet him in book two, Claiming the Highlander. In "The Warrior" he is on a quest of finding his brother Kieran, who might not have killed himself years ago and could still be al ...more
Cagney Katrenak
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This story didn't have me hooked as others I've read, but it did get better as it went on. I've read some reviews that dogged the epilogue. I didn't hate it, but it did seem slightly misplaced. The love story was decent and the bit with the king at the end was good; definitely helped to lodge this story firmly at a 3.
Jan 29, 2013 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
Apr 26, 2010 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 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
Aug 20, 2009 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 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.
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it

OUR HERO is the Laird of his clan and the last official MacAllister brother that finally gets his happy ending. Lochlan is not like his brothers, but also a combination of them all. But, he leans toward the serious side of things and no one can blame him because of the responsibility weighing upon his shoulders. Despite being t
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The last installment of Brotherhood of the Sword/MacAllister series. Sad that there isn't anymore. This was about Lochlan the oldest brother, king of the Scots, and his quest to find his brother Kieran who was thought to be dead by suicide. During his quest he runs into Cat who is being detained by men who are abusive to her. He is determined to see her safely to her family while on his quest to find his brother.
Another quick read and a great romance. Cat is feisty and witty and definitely driv
Kennedy Holmes
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: men-in-kilts
I would have absolutely no complaints about this book until the very very end of the story... the climactic ending just wasn't convincing for me.
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 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 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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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
Apr 22, 2010 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
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Apr 02, 2010 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
Elis Madison
Sep 23, 2014 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
C Joy
Aug 26, 2010 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
Apr 11, 2012 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
May 05, 2014 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
Bart Van Loon
Jan 01, 2013 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
Carol Spradling
Jan 22, 2008 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
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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.” 5 likes
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