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Highland Wrath

(The Mercenary Maidens #3)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Sylvi, flaxen-haired, with eyes the color of a sunny day, has only one dream: To kill the men who slaughtered her family.

After years of training under the mysterious woman she has only known as My Lady, Sylvi is no closer to finding them than when she started. Now a skilled assassin manning a network of spies of her own, she has every resource she could want. She just hasn
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Diversion Publishing
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Barbara Rogers
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: iblog, author-arc
Series: Mercenary Maidens #3
Publication Date: 7/17/18

Oh! Be still my heart. This book was mesmerizing, poignant, sweet, fulfilling, and the absolute perfect ending to the series. My heart beat faster and faster as Sylvi and Ian along with Percy, Isobel, My Lady and Liv draw nearer and nearer to the mercenaries who murdered Sylvi’s family. Can six stand against dozens? There is non-stop action, an exceptional storyline, a mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the end, wonderful, lovable
I am a lifetime reading fan of historical romances, the gothier the better.
My first time reading a Madeline Martin story. It won't be my last. Smart, sharp convos always have me coming back to read more of an author who can do it right.
And who doesn't love a good tale of a wrath filled shieldmaiden assassin who encounters a charming Highlander (almost-ish) mercenary in her life's quest for vengeance of the death of her entire family?
Not this reader ;)
"Theirs was a careful dance of discreti
Tracy Emro
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have been following the series, you already know Sylvi and have probably been dying to know how she ended up as a mercenary, where did she learn to fight and why does she always wear a ribbon around her neck - well, my friends, the wait is over! All your questions will be answered!!

Sylvi is the leader of a band of mercenary women warriors, she is strong, brave and seemly indominable - but Sylvi has scars, both emotional and physical and her entire being cries for vengeance against those w
A Klue
I’ll start this review by saying Sylvia, the heroine, was my favorite type of Highland lass. This girl’s got game, folks. Stealthy, warrior type assassin skills meant she could definitely protect herself. Set on a course of patient revenge, she’s had to wait years before finally stumbling upon the trail of her most hated enemy. Not to worry though, she’s made plenty good use of that time by training her mind and body to be a lethal weapon.

Ian Campbell, the hero, was a complication she didn’t see
Lori D
"How much did they pay you to kill me?" This is a highly emotional charged story with fantastic and passionate characters that held me spellbound until I turned the last page. A group of women who have all trained to be mercenaries with our heroine Sylvi taking the lead in this amazing tale. Since she was left on her own at a young age, Sylvi's focus has been revenge. When one of her for hire kills is Ian, she ends up saving him so that he can help her in her quest for the men who killed her par ...more
Kat Tolle
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story we have all been waiting for, Sylvi’s story! Highland Wrath by Madeline Martin is the 3rd and final book in the Mercenary Maidens series though it is written in a series it can be read as a standalone but, I highly recommend you read all three books. Highland Wrath was everything I was so anticipating to read and did not disappoint me. Madeline is an amazing writer, her storylines are original and her characters are so wonderful. I could not put Highland Wrath down. She is truly one of ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the final story in the Mercenary Maiden's series, and this one was was so exciting and so enthralling that I could not put it down. It is VERY rare that I get highly emotional when I read a romance story (and I read MANY romance stories): however, I found myself so involved with Sylvi that I got very emotional and I actually cried.

I absolutely loved this story! Sylvi and Ian's stories will engage you right from the start. The story is very well-developed, the characters are complex and
Highland Wrath is Sylvi's story. This is the first one in the series for me and I was very impressed. A strong very independent woman who does not let peiple close but when they manage to get close to her they are hers to protect.

Sent to kill a man, Sylvi has no idea just how her life is gonna change. Ian is a very charming man eho is drifting through life. He may be a Laird's son but those expectations are just not what he can handle.

A laid back man, a fierce controlling woman hell bent on ve
Revenge sweeps in!

I do love warrior women stories and this one, part of Martin's Mercenary Maidens series is no exception.
Having trained as an assassin now is the time for Sylvi to find those who murdered her family. On the trail things don't go quite as planned.
When Sylvi's blade misses its mark, her target Ian Campbell more than amply repays the mistake, even if it does take a long time for that trust to cement.
Sylvi's fellow trainees are every bit as lethal, all in different ways.
I veered bet
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Madeline Martins Mercenary maidens books. This book is about Sylvi who has only one dream: To kill the men who slaughtered her family and after years of training under the mysterious woman she has only known as My Lady, Sylvi cant find the men. But when she fails to kill the man she's been assigned as she think Ian can bring her to the men who killed her family. ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Highland Wrath by Madeline Martin is book Three in The Mercenary Maidens series. This is the story of Sylvi and Ian. I have read the previous books (and loved them!) but you can make this a standalone book if you choose to do so. For those of us who have read the previous books we have been wanting Sylvi story. Sylvi's family was attacked and killed when she was just a very little girl, she too was attacked but survived. Since that survival she has been working her way toward revenge. Sylvi has ...more
Kacy Rozier
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Third and final book of this series. When introduced to Silvi, I became fascinated by her! I hoped, and crossed my fingers, that her story would be told... and I was not disappointed! Her story is full of tragedy, suspense, mystery, love, and overcoming. I love that through it all Sylvi is a strong woman that through all the circumstances, she found a love that completed her. I love Madeline's work! I'm always ready for that next book! ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t started this series you’ve been missing something brilliant.
If your reading this as I did , as the final one in the series ,Wow , are you in for a treat and the ride of your life .
The author has outdone herself with this one .
We’ve all waited to see ,
What makes Sylvi tick , what gives her the drive , the confidence and the need to do as she does .
Hang on your about to find out .
Her HEA is Ian , who has his own Demons to conquer.
Of course we also meet the others in
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was absolutely mesmerizing! Sylvi was already an intriguing character from the previous books in the series so it was wonderful to finally read her story. Her background is quite tragic and heartbreaking and you just can’t help care for her. Ian is a totally honorable, swoon worthy, lovable, arrogant rogue! He was certainly a highlight in the book and you just can’t get enough of him. The story is action packed with a great storyline, a good mystery and wonderful characters. This is c ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down

This book has intrigue betrayal revenge and love. Sylvie has one thing on her mind find the man with the half and ear missing the one responsible for her pain and suffering and if she has to put up with Ian Douglas a charming rogue to find him she will that's if she can keep from killing Ian first. Ian playe's the part of a man without a care in the world and always ready to make a quick joke these to with there secrets will need each other to find out what's behind so much d
Jennifer Becker
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Funny book with great characters. Loved it from the start. Humor without trying to be so much in your face. Great chemistry.
Linda Maxfield
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I completely fell in love with Highland Wrath !! Inside the pages of this book you will find danger, suspense, intrigue, and true love. I couldn't put it down and guarantee you will love it too. ...more
Amy Alvis
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Sylvi and Ian's story!!

I loved watching these two together! They were complete opposites. Ian was the happy go lucky one and Sylvi is the brooding heroine. I loved all the bantering between the two and how Ian would say things purposely to rile up Sylvi. I just loved it!

I'm glad to see that Sylvi finally learned who was responsible for the murder of her family. I will say that I was surprised to see who it was.

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Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you. All opinions are my own.

I love me a good historical romance - I like it even better if it has a plot beyond the romance and a heroine that is no damsel in distress. Sylvi is by no means a damsel, she's resourceful and badass and her journey to find the murderer of her family is quite impressive. At first Ian might be just a source of information, but you can etainly feel the attraction between those two...
Delightful and entertaining,
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book! I got sucked into the story shortly after I started reading. There is so much heartache, so much tragedy, and so much strength shown by the heroine. I was unable to put this book down and read throughout the night. Something I don't do very often. There is so much happening just in the first half of the book that I had this feeling I had already read a full novel. And, yet, there was so much more still to come. This was, by all accounts, not an easy read and the story will ...more
Anna Holmes
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for a fair and honest review.

I have read the others in this series and loved them, but I never really liked Sylvi. I had to read this book because I’m a stickler for knowing what happens to each of the women and I ended up really liking Sylvi because of this book. During this book, you find out why she is the way she is and you see how love can change a person. This book made me laugh and cry. It had two big shocks to me in the story line, so I kept guessing until
Lori Quick
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just can't even begin to describe how awesome this book is. Madeline Martin has outdone herself with Highland Wrath. It's not often we get to read about stong women. Ms Martin has done an excellent job in this series. Silvi is out to avenge her family's murder. She inlisits the help of the man she was sent to assassinate. Along the way, they find their HEA, and what a journey. I definitely recommend this book along with the rest of the series. ...more
Rhonda Jones
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the most entertaining and exciting book. Sylvi and Ian are the best. Her seriousness revenge driven determination and his charismatic attitude just made the book work. The plot twists and turns made me not but the book down. We learned so much from the ladies, especially Percy and her story. We didn't learn Liv's story. Ian made Sylvi love again and enjoy life. Thank you for this. ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sylvi is a vision, beautiful blonde locks and clear blue eyes. The descendant of a long line of Norse Shield Maidens. Not only is she beautiful, but she makes her ancestors proud in the fact that she's a total badass!
When she's a young girl, her family is slaughtered by a band of mercenaries. She's the one that gets away. She finds the help of a woman who trains her to get her revenge and adopts her as a daughter. Now that Sylvi is a skilled assassin, she's out for vengeance. She's highly sough
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highland Wrath is book three in the Mercenary Maidens series. I have enjoyed all three books and this installment does not disappoint. Sylvi is the mysterious trained assassin who wears a ribbon around her neck. She is a battle hardened warrior until she is sent to kill Ian Campbell and finds herself attracted to the light hearted rogue. This story is a very complex look at a person’s response to trauma and the repercussions that follow. Sylvi has experienced devastating circumstances and surviv ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great ending to an excellent series. Sylvie and Ian were perfect for each other. My favorite thing about this authors books are the strong women and Sylvie is the strongest. Her heroines go through so much and come out the better for it. My only complaint is that Percy and Love didn’t get their own stories.
Tammy Hinkley
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this book is wonderful. There is no foul language. The love scenes are passionate. I love that the main male in the story isn't intimidated by the main female's strength and courage, he embraces it and encourages her. I simply loved it. Ms. Madeline has done it again, captured my imagination and wouldn't let go till I finished the book. ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my goodness! Ms. Martin has outdone herself with this story. The entire series is amazing and this 3rd and final book in the series is perfect! In this book, Sylvi is an assassin searching for the man responsible for killing her family. Ian is the oldest son of a powerful laird. They unexpectedly join forces and set out to find the man responsible for the murders. Ms. Martins’ brilliant writing allows you to feel all the characte
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Martin has written a book that will have you feeling every emotion possible. It is very well written with a range of characters that interact very well together. The two main characters will have you pulling for them and feeling their pain.

Ian has left home after his father order the death of his best friends father, after which he joins up with a band of mercenaries thinking he found a purpose and brotherhood he could belong. But could not stand to be part of them any longer after seeing t
Debbie Brown
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for Sylvi’s book she’s the leader of a band of mercenary women warriors’ story. She’s a skilled assassin whom recruits and trains other women to become assassins, what drove her to this life, what’s her background and where does My Lady fit into the picture? She’s been looking for the man with half an ear who killed her family and now she’s closer to her mark than ever before.
Ian Campbell is a Laird’s son who has chosen to run away and seek his own way in the world and gets i
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Madeline Martin is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London as well as historical romance that spans from medieval castles to regency ballrooms.

Stay posted for her next WWII historical fiction coming out in 2022!

She lives in sunny Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions), one incredibly spoiled cat and a man so wonderful he's

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