Title: Dragon Knight’s Ring Order of the Dragon Knights, book 5
Author: Mary Morgan
Genre: Historical Romance, Scotland, Time Travel
Story Setting: Urquhart Glen, Scotland, 1204; The Great Glen in Scotland – 1207; present day Scotland
Published by: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published Date: August 12, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Narrator: Jamie Dione
Publisher’s Summary: Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.
Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?
Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?
My Thoughts: Adam MacFhearguis is a man torn. Torn in so many ways and the perfect hero. He wants to do the right thing because of love. Founded in the magic of the highlands and the old ways, he searches for answers in the new religion, for the old religion didn’t save him from losing his Meggie. He seeks a God who could forgive him for letting Meggie, his true love die, for he can’t forgive himself.
For three long years he searched and only found more devastation at the hands of religion while battling in the Crusades. His soul reaches out to Meggie, even in her death he seeks her. Returning home from the Crusades, he goes to the standing stones and remembers all of that awful day and wishes for the impossible. The Fae deem to give him that chance.
At the day of Meggie’s death, her blood spilt on sacred soil, the Fae transported her to the future, 2016, where she was given life with no memories of her past. At the same time, Adam became the 5th Dragon Knight, appointed so by the Fae. He knows nothing of this until he has a conversation with Meggie’s brothers. In frustrating desperation, he goes to the standing stones and remembers all of that awful day and wishes for the impossible. The Fae deem to give him that chance.
He knew it was a foolish request, since he no longer believed in them, but in his heart, Meggie did, so he said the words for her. “Can ye not bring her back, Fae? If only to see her face one more time, he uttered softly.
Bringing the ring to his lips, Adam placed a kiss on the red stone before tucking it away in this pouch, belted at his waist.
As the tortured knight knelt at the foot of the standing stones, Adam’s quiet, broken prayer whispered across the Highlands to another realm. And in that moment, when she heard his sorrowful plea, the Guardian granted him his request.
But now there are greater issues, two realms of beings are at stake. Lachlan, the evil one, plots with The Dark One to take over the world. Will Adam help her remember in time for Meggie holds the key. She must trust Adam, remember who he is and regain the key to destroy Lachlan in time!
The race to have her remember, her frustration, the changing of all time if she doesn’t remember, is the propelling energy in this exciting tale, where evil will change all that is known if the calculations of the Dragon Knights and three rogue Fenian Warriors are not correct. The Fenian Warriors are willing to forfeit their lives to save both the realm of the Fae and humans — a true and noble quest of their own. Will they be powerful enough?
I enjoyed listening to the last book of the having read an ARC copy. The narrator, Jamie Dione, is new to me. In the most part, he did the story justice. I particularly enjoyed Adam’s character portrayal with his emotion ready to explode while he gains control of his new power.
Ms. Morgan’s stories torture the heart, gouge the soul, then uplift the spirit soothing and healing what she’s destroyed. But you say, it’s make-believe! It’s just a fantasy of the mind! Dear reader, I was there, I saw it all. I’m a believer.