This installment of the series finds the Shields in 15th century Scotland. Almost instantly, the reader is thrown into the middle of a conundrum. A gryphon is not a being to succumb to evil, but in this case, one has. Solving this riddle, along with determining why and how Nicole is locked into this time and realm is just the beginning of this quest for the Shields. In this case it is Val and Gabriel who have to come up with the answers. At the same time, Val is trying not to succumb to Nicole while Nicole is determined to experience all she can of the sensual side of life before the evil gryphon destroys her.
Once again the characters and imagery are vibrant and full of life, bringing the reader fully into the story from start to finish.
As one of the youngest men ever to have the title of general in ancient Rome's great army, fame and fortune were my bedmates. I was chosen by the Fae for my mastery of any weapon. Though the Shields like to claim they are stronger because of my skills, I know I am only alive today because the Fae found me before my demons could put an end to my life.
Adventure and danger have always ruled my life, and I thrive on the thrill of the hunt. I am loyal to the Shields, willing to give my life to follow Hugh and the others to fulfill their oaths to save the world.
Who would have known following such great men would lead me to Nicole.
She is everything I have ever wanted in a woman and more. She is innocent and pure and beautiful of face and spirit. And she deserves better than me. Yet, every time I think of her in the arms of another man I find that I cannot let her go.
For better or worse, Nicole has bound herself to me. I just pray that the demons loosen their hold before the past catches up with me and repeats itself