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Wicked Highlander (Dark Sword #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,590 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
The Dark Sword series unleashes the magic, passion, and fury of three legendary brothers—cursed by fate but bound by desire for the women they love...

A Heart in Chains

The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers, Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His fury governs him, and day by day he loses hi
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 "Captive Love" Stars!

Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
Oh lord I loved this book.... AT first I wasn't so much a Quinn fan but wow have I changed my mind! Quinn couldn't have had a better heroine than Marcail, the Druid. I'm so looking forward to Donna's next book "Untamed Highlander"!!!!
Dec 09, 2010 rated it liked it
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. I was anxious to see what would become of the final brother; Quinn MacLeod. The first 2 books had me wanting for more; this one not so much. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy this book but, I was a little disappointed. I will first explain the issues that I had with this novel. First, I know this may sound small but, I had a hard time picturing what Quinn looked like. It was easy for me to imagine the first 2 brothers, Lucan (Billy Wirth when he was in Lo ...more
Nov 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked this story a LOT. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was that it was set basically in one place however there was enough action to keep the story moving despite this.
The paranormal elements again in this story were really good. There was just enough heat to make me happy and the love scenes where done well. The story it self was very good and the ending left me happy and wanting to read more. I'm very glad that this series is going to continue on with the other Warrior's
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I found I have less interest in this series as it goes on. It feels just far to slow and a bit boring to me. I found myself skipping ahead with this book just to find out what happened. Not sure I would bother with the 4th book that is due out later this year. Problem with that is, there are characters I like and want to know where they end up and how the story ends.
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Wicked Highlander, book three in the Dark sword series managed to get 3 stars from me.

Quinn was in Deirdre's possession. He was chained, tortured continuously by Deirdre who was hoping he will fully embrace the power of his god, join her by becoming her consort and give her the prophesied child to rule the world.
When Quinn resits her 'persuasion" she throws him in the Pit. At the same time her people find a group of Druids. One of the Druids has a powerful magic in her that could bind the warrio
Strange. I want to know what happens next, so I kept reading, but I don't like the writing. I like the world that miss Grant created but I find a lot lacking in the writing. I really can't understand why other reviewers give such high scores. Then again, they'll probably don't understand me.

I really really hate her dialogues. It is often silly and feels more like a page filler than anything else with repetition on repetition. Like (this is made up, but could have been in the book):
how are you, a
Alice Janell
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I was so super excited when I received an ARC of Wicked Highlander. Of all the MacLeod brothers, I immediately fell for Quinn, the youngest.

He's lost a wife and a child, and has never quite forgiven himself for their deaths. Because of his grief and guilt, Quinn has a hard time controlling his inner god. So as happy as he wants to be for Lucan and Cara, he's tormented by his guilt and jealousy and ultimately he decides that some time on his own will do him good.

Only, immediately after leaving, h
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: donna-grant
"Wicked Highlander" by Donna Grant. Book 3 in the Dark Swords series.

I really enjoyed Quinn and Marcail's book. It starts off with Quinn as we last left him, stuck in "The Pit" in Deirdre's (evil Druid) mountain. She is collecting good Druids to steal their magic from them. But she can't steel Marcail's magic because she has a protective spell around her that kills anyone who tried to kill/hurt her. So, Marcail is then dropped into "The Pit" with all the Warriors Deirdre has put in there to try
Nicole Laverdure
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Captivationg and dark!
I just finished reading Donna Grant's "Wicked Highlander", her third book in the Dark Sword series. I loved her characters. If you are new to this series, you should start with Dangerous Highlander then Forbidden Highlander. You will understand better the story of the MacLeod brothers and their Warriors friends. The most reckless and fierce of them, is Quinn. Deirdre made her palace in the mountain where she keeps Quinn prisoner because she wants of child of him. Because, h
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: must-read-series
Quinn MacLeod, the youngest of the three MacLeod brothers, has been captured and imprisoned by the evil drough Deirdre. Though Quinn knows his brothers will come for him, Deirdre has upped in her game of torture and wants Quinn to give her a child. Deirdre has also captured another druid, but oddly enough she did not kill this one to drain their magic. Marcail isn't as fluent in her magic as she should be, Deirdre knows she has the spell to bind the gods inhabiting the warriors, but it's buried ...more
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Only one woman can tame his heart—and capture his soul...

Donna Grant's Wicked Highlander , the third in her Dark Sword series; like the first two of this series I deeply enjoyed this book. This awesome story, like its two predecessors, the plot is extremely interesting, the setting is as enchanting as time, the mood thrilling on many different levels, and the characters fascinating with all their own issues and personalities. Plus, the story has warriors, battles of good and evil, monsters, hor
Jan 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This has quickly become a favorite series of mine. Historical paranormal romance - LOVE the genre! I must admit that I did enjoy the first two books a little more than this one. I think it was because I was so looking forward to Quinn's story that I was expecting a little too much. There was great chemistry between the leads, and I was glad to see the first two brothers also make an appearance. I'm thrilled to know that Donna Grant will be continuing this series with the other warriors who have ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I loved this book! This story picks up with Quinn MacLeod, the youngest of the MacLeod brothers. At the end of the first book, Quinn is taken captive by their enemy Deirdre in order to fulfill a prophecy. While Quinn's brothers try to arrange his rescue, he is imprisoned in the Pit and is fighting to survive. While there he finds the one woman who may be able to save his soul and give him back his life.
My favorite of the series so far. Hard not to read in one session. These books just fly by in about 4 hours or so for me. Quinn meets Marcail, a Druid in Diedre's dungeon, The Pit. Good blend of romance and plot development, which is significant. A ton of action and intrigue (spies!). Love the idea of the Warrior compound at the castle. Leaves lots of room for further books.
Annette Clair
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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oops, haven't been on here in awhile it seems, finished this in september LOVE This entire series. This comes out tomorrow. Definitely a must read series. And I am not just saying this because Quinn is mt sooper seekrit husband. Can NOT wait for the next in this series, seriously.
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The only single MacLeod warrior left is Quinn. But he has been kidnapped and held in the "pit" by Deidre when he refused to get her pregnant.
Marcail is a druid whose grandmother implanted the spell to get rid of the primeval gods deep in her mind. Deidre doesn't want to chance that Marcail will some day recall the spell so she throws her in the pit with the warriors.
Quinn jumps in and saves her from several who want to use her for pleasure. Quinn has also formed a group of loyal warriors while
Lori McD
3.5 stars

This is the third book in the series, and it's Quinn's book - the youngest of the MacLeod brothers.

At the end of book 1, Quinn was taken prisoner by the evil drough Druid Deirdre, who long ago discovered the secret scrolls containing the spells that would unbind the gods that traveled within the bloodlines of certain clans. When the Celts were unable to fight off the Romans, they banded with the Druids; the drough (black magic) Druids used a spell to bring the old gods from Hell to inh
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Third book in the series...third brother finds love in unlikely place of captivity. This one is also full of action, romance and heat but with little less cliffhanger and more happy ending.
Karen Machamer
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: donna-grant

Yet another great book in The Dark Sword series by Donna Grant. Can't wait to start the next one. Trying to catch up on all the books by Donna, I just recently discovered her work and I am loving it.
Laura Boyd
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The wicked witch is?

Quinn's story was very good. Lots of everything from romance to magic to battles and deception. Wow wonderful but unable put down, I am nicely exhausted.
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rebecca Lorraine
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Quinn MacLeod has been captured by the evil Drough, Deidre, and she has imprisoned Quinn in her mountain. She has thrown him into the pit with the other Warriors she’s trying to break and plans to keep him there until he will agree to bed her and give her the child of prophecy. The child that will house all the evil of the world and will help her in her quest to rule the world, with Quinn by her side of course!

But when s
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it

First off, let me say that I recommend you read this series in order as the stories flow from one to the other. If you start with this book you would likely feel like you were starting off in the middle of a larger storyline. While you might not be lost, the emotional investment in the characters would be missing and the story would likely be lacking.

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I have to say that this one is my favorite.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah...even though this story was darker than the other two I loved learning about Quinn, Deidre's obsession with him and Marcail.
How Quinn and Marcail found each other in such a horrid place...such a love story. Then the addition of the warriors who pledged their allegiance to Quinn. We meet Charon and get the full scope of Broc. I think I am going to fall for him in the near future. (Okay, so it might be a toss up between him and Hayden whom we see briefly in the sample of the next book.)

Back t
The third times is a charm. Ms. Grant knocked this one out of the park. Quinn's story had more dimension and overlapping plot layers than the previous books. Quinn was captured in book two and is now being held prisoner by evil Druid Diedre. While imprisoned, he saves the life of a female druid that Diedre threw into the pit were Quinn and other warriors are being held for additional punishment. The woman didn't stand a chance of surviving had Quinn not intervened. So once again 'instant love' t ...more
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estuve pensando bastante entre si ponerle dos estrellas o tres. ¿Por qué? La trama en sí estuvo interesante peeeeeeeeeeeeeeero la protagonista me sacó de mis casillas y me volvió una persona agresiva (Si ven mi reading progress se darán una idea).
Bueno, vamos a la trama sin mucha explicación:
Esta es la historia del tercer hermano MacLeod, Quinn, quien se encuentra prisionero en la montaña de la malvada Deirdre. ¿Por qué? Bueno, Deirdre quiere algo de Quinn (averiguenlo ustedes) y para eso lo man
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Quinn Quinn Quinn. You sure proved your metal and worth didn't you? Trapped by Diedre once again in her mountain, Quinn really shows what he is made of and it's hard not to love him. Not only does he establish dominance, he quickly turns some of the warriors to his side as friends. Insert, or more like throw (literally) Mercail into the mix and things really get interesting. Watching Quinn come to terms with his protective and other feelings for Mercail is wonderful but somewhat sad. There may n ...more
The youngest McLeod brother finds his true mate. Quinn McLeod is still a captive of the hated and feared Deirdre. She still thinks he is the one destined to give her the promised child of prophecy. Trying to break Quinn, she has tossed him in the dreaded Pit. There he has fought and secured the top spot in the Pit, hopefully awaiting rescue by his brothers Fallon and Lucan. Enter Marcail, Druid raised and protected by powerful spells, she has the knowledge of how to free the warriors of their go ...more
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“Quinn’s life rested on the fate of seven Warriors who were coming to free him.” 0 likes
“Marcail sank onto the large slab of rock and let her head drop into her hands. She had known her time with Quinn would be short, she just never expected him to be gone so soon. Too soon.” 0 likes
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