Called from his resting place deep within the river that the
Gods condemned him and his friends to, Duncan is now tasked
with finding out more about the dark magic which is plaguing
Agathia, the land he and his four comrades have been
summoned to save. Having arrived at the isolated abbey that
is his destination, Duncan, who considers himself more
scholar than warrior, finds he is more interested in the
beautiful abbess there than the mysterious texts of dark
magic that are purported to be kept hidden within the abbey
walls. Honoring his duty to his friends and their cause
though, Duncan knows he has to accomplish the task that's
been set forth for him and return to them as soon as possible.
Lady Lavinia knows Duncan has secrets he's not sharing with
her, which is only fair since she has a few of her own; such
as her connection to Duke Keirthan, the evil mage who hopes
to control all of Agathia with his dark magic. Wanting to
trust Duncan with her secrets is a temptation Lavinia is
finding hard to resist, almost as hard as resisting the
irresistible warrior himself. With the duke hell-bent on
capturing Lavinia to harvest her powers to increase his own,
Lavinia must make a choice; attempt to outsmart the duke on
her own and risk not only her life but the lives of the
sisters at the abbey, or accept the help Duncan is offering her.
Alexis Morgan's books have always been a favorite of mine
and things are no different with HER KNIGHT'S QUEST, the
second book in the Warriors of the Mist series. Morgan
has the gift of bringing her characters to life, both good
and bad, and keeping you invested in them and their lives.
Her secondary characters make as much of an impact on
readers as do her primary ones. Having been spoiled by the
first book, I have to say I missed not having all the
warriors together and not knowing what's going on with all
of them, but Morgan more than makes up for it by giving us a
new character, Sigil, to wonder about. Though perfectly
enjoyable on its own, I would recommend reading the first
book in the series to get the full impact of what's going on
and the importance of all the characters. With the warriors'
fates still in question and this only being book two, HER
KNIGHT'S QUEST leaves many questions unanswered, making the
anticipation for book three that much more insatiable.
They are cursed by the gods, and war is their salvation.
Love is their deliverance.
For centuries, five legendary warriors have braved battles
shoulder to shoulder. But now they must divide and conquer
as lone champions against evil.
Duncan, a scholar at heart, is drawn to an isolated abbey
rumored to hold the answers to countering the terror
unleashed by Duke Keirthan. Inside the cloistered walls lies
the hidden collection of forbidden lore on dark magic. But
the real key to the salvation Duncan seeks-both for the
people of Agathia and his soul-is the abbess herself, Lady
Lavinia. Hunted by the duke, who seeks to harvest her
powers, Lavinia knows Duncan wants to help her. But can she
trust the tortured warrior with her secrets?
In the end, it is only by joining forces that they can save
not only those they are sworn to protect but each other.