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Dark Victory

(Masters of Time #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,237 ratings  ·  69 reviews
A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies’ insults—that he is a man of stone—only amuse him. But Fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers—or her…

A schoolteacher
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by HQN Books (first published February 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for; book release Mar09

OOOOH, time traveling hunky magical tortured highlanders…scrumptious! “Dark Victory” is Brenda Joyce’s latest in her ‘Masters of Time’ series about strong uber-Alpha males granted extraordinary capabilities by the gods in order to protect the innocent. Of course, they’re all drop-dead gorgeous and in need of a good shrink…or a strong female to temper their arrogance and provide a haven for their solace. Do I need to add they can go all night and
Sarah Schreier
Dec 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
made it about 2/3 of the way through before deciding that I honestly didn't care how it turned out.
Mar 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
My goodness...these "Masters of Time" Highlanders leave me all a flutter...I didn't enjoy this one as much as the past 3, but it was still a smokin' hot read! It's was pretty comical too, here's my favorite line of the book...

"An', Randell? With me, she dinna fake it."

I'll second that she didn't =)

Dawn McClure
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. What a freakin' rush!! I adored this book. Only one little thing bothered me, and that was the two words CRIED OUT. The heroine must have cried out on every other page - lol - but that still didn't stop me from giving this book five stars. I also bought every other Master of Time book *minutes* after finishing this one.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This series gets better with each book. So far I think Guy is my favorite. Although this book did time travel a lot more than the others and it took a bit of concentration at the end to remember which incantation of themselves they were. Picking up the next book now!
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can only say this book was sexy as hell!!!
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Still loving the hot scottish men full of sexual passion.
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If I had to pick a favorite of this series this is it!
Michelle Hanson
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really like this romance/supernatural series.. plan on getting more of the series..
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A must read time travel romance series!
This is the first book of this author's I have read. And, of course, the first in this series. I can't say I was overly thrilled with it.
I enjoyed the time travel aspect. It was definitely different from most time travel highlander books I have ever read. It was twisting and convoluted with flash forwards and flash backwards and almost difficult to keep up with and wonder what the point was when it seemed that actually every thing that they went through in the story was just going to happen agai
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Guy McLeod lost his entire family due to a feud with the MacDougalls and ever since his quest in life has been revenge on that family. He even refuses to take his vows to become a Master of Time. Blind to anything but erasing the MacDougalls from the face of the earth he goes through life a ruthless executioner who knows no mercy. But as with everything in life, every action has consequences and in Guy's case the consequences lie in his future, in the form of witch Tabitha Rose.
Tabitha is a scho
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful series. It is a war on witches - good vs evil but also a young master with a lost soul. Guy Macleod lost everything at the age of 14, his revenge held no bounds. Across time, Tabby or Tabitha as she is known has been mentally wanting to help the young Macleod.
Not spoiling any further. Each Rose Woman has her destiny to tell and if you enjoy Paranormal you will enjoy this series.
A timeless take of Masters (who have trials and tribulations of their own) who’s destiny revolves
Meranda Semeniuk-Wappel
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book! Was just as good as the other books in this series! The fact that each male character has his own issues and, of course, doesn't want to listen to women, tells me that Brenda Joyce has put a lot of thought into the male characters as well as the female characters.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a rule that history can't be rewritten and yet, it can. It keeps happening. So, it's a rule or not?
Not a fan of the insta-love. Not a fan that she couldn't control herself even when he was being a jerk.
All the back and forth gave me an headache :(
Crysa James
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
A very complicated book with strong characters. The plot is intriguing and the book is well-written, although somewhat repetitious.
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Another good one!
Jill Dunlop
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rt-award-winner
Dark Victory is the fourth book in Brenda Joyce's Masters of Time series. Tabby Rose is a white witch living in modern day New York City. She comes from a long line of magical women. It is their destiny to fight evil. Tabby has always been connected to a sad grieving boy. It turns out this boy is now a man and not just any man, but a medieval highland warrior. As she is viewing an exhibit in a Manhattan museum she has a vision of him and he his burnt and bleeding. Wanting so badly to help this m ...more
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Just finished my favorite story of the books so far, not my favorite book over all but my absolute favorite story of all the main characters that I have read in the series! I was crying so hard at the end that it was hard to finish the book so could get past the trauma and read on to see what finally happened with Guy MacLeod and Tabitha Rose...
Brenda Joyce has taken this book far beyond the fantastical of the first three and crafted one of the most compelling and stubborn characters thus far! G
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Guy "Black" Macleod has heard a woman's voice haunt him since he was a boy and his family killed in a fire, by his enemies. Now he has yet to take the Masters Oath because he pursues revenge for what was done to his family and clan. Then he is summoned to the one woman whose voice has haunted him most of his life. Tabitha Rose, is a schoolteacher and a Rose and is able to have visions to help others that need protecting. Tabitha has had bad luck with men, having been married and divorced (which ...more
Kelly Oakes
Nov 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Dark Victory is another addition to the fantastic MASTERS OF TIME series by Brenda Joyce. This story’s focus is on Tabitha Rose and the Black MacLeod.
Tabitha is a Rose woman, school teacher by day and magic wielding witch by night. Tabitha has been having visions, seeing a Highlander from the past. She is drawn to find out the history of these images and people she sees. She decides to continue her research by visiting a medieval Irish exhibit being held at the MET in New York. With sister Sam
The Rose Trilogy part of The Masters of Time has been a fantastic addition to the series so far. It's great to have characters flow from one book to the other in such a cohesive way. Tabby has been my favorite so far - and her story with Guy is almost beyond romantic. They connect on such a deep level in a way that no one really thought was possible.

Guy is fighting the demons of his childhood - a murdered family that he feels that he is honor bound to avenge over the ages. Back in Manhattan, Ta
The romance in this book was definitely hot and steamy, but the leads pissed me off throughout most of the book. First of all, the guy was a major jerk. Because he had suffered in his past at the hands of another clan, he's had a 100-year war going on against them and has never forgiven, and he even captured a little kid from the other clan and had him imprisoned and starved (Even if the kid would later become evil, but still, that's just horrible). And the female lead, when she finds out about ...more
Sep 14, 2010 rated it liked it
I had a fun read in this book, because I took it so lightly.
Because you know that it takes naught but a ripped Scottish highlander than to send a girl over into a swooning orgasmic plaid adventure, have this book out for good coffee table banter.
Dark Victory is the second book in the Rose Trilogy from Brenda Joyce. In these series each book primarily centers around one of three sisters and their hunky medieval highland partners with huge thick staffs.
In this book, sister Tabby is pulled back in
Laura the Highland Hussy
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
This was my favorite in the series, but I still think Brenda Joyce's time travel paradox gives me a headache. It should be simpler. But at least this time, her strong 21st century heroine stayed strong, and the alpha male came off more a product of his times, rather than just a huge jerk! I like the idea and the concept of this series, in fact I'm going to read the next book, but what I don't like is the strong heroine becomes a wimpy, wussy girl when she goes back in time. With the exception of ...more
Apr 25, 2010 rated it liked it
I did not get into Tabitha's story as much as I did the others. I made the mistake of missing this one when I read all the happens. I love the series but this one introduced too many variables and timelines. Based on what I recall of Samantha's book and all the others, I am not seeing the witches as major players overall. I did not like the introduction of the female warrior because she was never mentioned before and is not in Sam's book. Where exactly is that going? None the less, B ...more
This series has some great things going for it. I love the idea and the originality of it. All of our male leads are alpha male without a doubt. Although at times they are all very similar to each other. I would love to see a little more variation in the characters personally. My other complaint would be that Joyce has got to come up with some new descriptive words. They are just getting excessively repetitive for my taste. I did enjoy the story and I'm really looking forward to Sam's story next ...more
Barbara ★
Yet another great installment in the Masters of Time series.

Tabby, a witch from 2008 New York, has traveled back to 1298 Scotland to help Macleod come to terms with the massacre of his entire family when he was a boy. His revenge has lasted 97 years as he systematically kills off the Macdougal clan as they destroyed his.

Of course, there is a sub-plot as well. An evil demon spirit is seeking revenge against Macleod as well and stalking Tabby.

This is good stuff.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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