- Author Lily Blackwood
- Release Date December 6, 2016
- Publisher St. Martin's
- ISBN/ASIN 9781250084750
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Michele Rioli
THE REBEL OF CLAN KINCAID by Lily Blackwood is a ruthless, gripping, romance-laced and captivating story about a brawny warrior named Magnus, who learns the truth about his birthright. Raised as the illegitimate son of Laird Alwyn, he discovers he is actually the son of Laird Kincaid, who was killed. He was taught to despise Kincaid’s clan.
Magnus is an esteemed warrior and fights on Lord Alwyn’s side with his own honorable guard. But indignation and loathing boils inside him, and he plots payback against the father who never esteemed him worthy. Magnus builds up his strength, along with battle and stealth skills, and becomes leader of his own guard. Surprisingly, this expertise lands him in his father’s favor.
However, a lovely lady enters his life and indirectly derails his plans. She is Tara Iverach, fiancee of Hugh, Laird Alwyn’s son. She is an absolute beauty. Secretively and slyly, Magnus kisses her senseless one night. He gains an advantage over Hugh, his loathsome half-brother. Will Magnus seek his vengeance and win Tara’s love in the process?
Tara Iverach, a gorgeous, spirited redhead is brokenhearted upon learning that her sister died while staying at Burnbryde, Laird Alwyn’s castle, while waiting to wed Hugh. Tara is to replace her sister, as summoned by her guardian. She is deemed affluent wife material for Lord Alwyn’s son.
How will she endure in the cold, dank castle with a family clearly intent upon a selfish quest for a speedy betrothal in order to conquer land stolen from them by the clan Kincaid? Tara is frightened, and rightfully so. But there is one man, a muscular warrior who kissed her, who might save her from this dreadful destiny. Will Magnus accomplish this feat when all odds are against them?
Deceit, shocking revelations, competition, a clandestine romance and skilled-pacing expertly pull together this multi-layered story involving two warring clans in this new novel, THE REBEL OF CLAN KINCAID, the second book in the HIGHLAND WARRIOR series.
Terrifying, coldblooded warriors, a swoon-worthy romance, and heart-wrenching situations make this a heady, frighteningly realistic historical account. I was blown away by the chilling scenes involving abuse at the hands of the warriors towards females in the castle. The author, Ms. Blackwood, expertly details the lives of Highland guards preparing for battle in the beautiful lands of Scotland. Definitely settle in for a late night reading, because this book is hard to put down. THE REBEL OF CLAN KINCAID is riveting and powerful. Simply put, sensational!
A RECOMMENDED READ!