5.0 out of 5 stars I am in love with another one of Tanya Anne Crosby's characters and his name is Aidan dun Scoti! Highland Fire is brilliant!!!, January 15, 2014 By Barb114 (usa) - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Highland Fire (Guardians of the Stone) (Volume 1) (Paperback) Scotland, 1125, the Legend Begins ... For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, awaiting a worthy successor to arise and unite the Highland clans. His people are the last of the "Painted Ones," the guardians of the true Stone of Destiny.
A Struggle for Power The Highland tribes are fractured. Scotland's King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt Aidan dún Scoti--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan ...
Tempted by revenge Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman he believes he is immune to. Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as a guise for peace, she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
Rich with history and lore, HIGHLAND FIRE brings back favorite characters from The Highland Brides and introduces you to new ones..
This is a wonderful I have been reading books by Tanya Anne Crosby for over twenty years and I must says this is one one of my favorites, this story is just amazing as I absolutely loved it. If your addicted to Scottish history and lore like myself then this book is absolutely for you as it has that and plenty more.
Starts off with King David mac Mhaoil Chaluim trying to squash Scottish rebellion among the highland tribes. He wants to do this without war or bloodshed but the most rebellious is the one high in the mountains beside Mackinnon another thorn in his side.
Talk about paying for the sins of the father, Padruig Caimbeul, yet it is predicted the cursed daughter,n Liliea of the evil man who destroyed your clan will be its savior. Yet only love will be its true savior. There is evilness blackmail holding Lily's son for ransom as well to do these men's dirty work. Brother in law of first deceased husband Stuart Rogan is no a nice guy and has a mistress do her dirty work as well.
Aidan dún Scoti known to some as mountain people for David he is a threat to his throne, although he has shown no interest as of yet. His tribe still follows the old ways and keeps out of Scottish politics as they consider themselves Picts the only clan to still following the old ways painting themselves blue and white and even with woman warriors.
Of course the rumors just fly about these people think they pick their teeth with their enemies bones.
Lileas is a great healer, which comes to Aidan's clan during a mysterious illness will she be able to save them, earn their trust or will she comply with the evil King and his cronies and kill Aidan for the sake of her son?
This clan is also the guardians of the mysterious stone that is old as time, but no one except Aidan dún Scoti and his clan know where it is hidden the real reason they don't get involved in others politics as they are the guardians of the stone!.
This book is brilliant truly I just loved it and hated that it had to end. It has so many twists and turns plot and sub plots.
I fell in love with Aidan how could ye not - so bonny and I loved his family even the old crone and original who put the curse on Lily long before her birth.
Just loved this book and I can't wait to read the next one in this series!