"A dragon and an alchemist must defeat an evil mage."
Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted September 4, 2017
Romance Historical | Romance Paranormal
Sophia Metzger has traveled from France to Loch Arach to
further her knowledge of alchemy. As a Jewish woman, she
is risking her life to make this journey with her friend,
Alice. Sophie has studied hard to learn what she can of
alchemy but the bias against women studying the subject
has only allowed her to get so far.
If the rumors are true, she can learn much from the laird
of the Scottish clan. The whispers of dragon kind have
drawn her to this land dark and forbidding land.
Cathal MacAlisdair has worries enough as he watches his
friend, Fergus, fade away. They were fighting the
English when they met a troop of men whose leaders had
unusual powers. Cathal was wounded but Fergus was
attacked on a much deeper level. Cathal will take
advantage of anyone who might help restore his friend's
Working together, Cathal and Sophie will face an enemy
more deadly than either can imagine. The wizard known
only as Valerius is rumored to have extraordinary powers.
Cathal, with all the powers of his kin behind him, lacks
the knowledge to defeat this enemy on his own. They will
find themselves facing unseen powers as they battle
Having read all of Isabel Cooper's other books, I had
high expectations as I started reading Highland Dragon
Warrior. As I read, I found myself enthralled with the
story. Ms. Cooper has seamlessly incorporated magic into
14th century Scotland.
The reader will fall in love with Cathal as he struggles
with his insecurities. First is his desire to see his
friend healed, even though Fergus will never live as long
as Cathal. His impatience with ruling the clan as his
father and brother try to prevent the English from taking
control of his homeland. His growing attraction to
Sophie will lead him take risks he never would have
considered in the past.
Sophie is a character who isn't comfortable in her own
time as she struggles to learn a subject usually reserved
for men. Her fears threaten to overwhelm her as she
makes a journey that will lead to love and acceptance for
her talents. Her quest for knowledge forces her on into
a battle she would never have expected.
Ms. Cooper has written a compelling story. One that will
draw the reader into an adventure fraught with danger.
Her characters will battle evil on an elemental level as
they seek to destroy the mage who holds so much power.
When Scotland fell to English rule
The Highland dragons took a vow:
Freedom at any price.
The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls
the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan
safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce
enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an
enemy more monster than man.
What he needs is Sophia.
Alchemist Sophia Metzger traveled to Loch Arach in search of
knowledge. She never dreamed she'd learn to do battle, ride
through the stars on the back of a dragon, or catch the eye
of a Highland laird. But as her quest turns to sizzling
chemistry and inescapable danger, she'll soon discover the
thrill of being caught in a dragon's claws...
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