From palaces and cathedrals to fortresses, Adrian Hailsworth’s engineering genius is evident across the land—including the castle of Chastellet. But a bloody siege has left the stronghold, and Adrian, in ruins. Now a wanted man, he is forced into hiding at The Brotherhood of Fallen Angels Abbey, his brilliant mind plagued with nightmares, his spirit broken—until Father Victor presents him with a fiery redhead in need of help only Adrian can give…
Maisie Lindsay is the lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Wyldonna, a small kingdom off the Scottish coast that is being blackmailed—by none other than the Brotherhood’s most treacherous enemy. The only chance of saving Wyldonna lies in unearthing its vast fortune, hidden within a labyrinth of deadly traps and secret passages. The challenge enlivens Adrian—as does the passion Maisie ignites. But she is far more than she appears, and the truth may force Adrian to sacrifice his heart’s longing to save her, before it’s too late for them all… @goodreads
I so wanted to love this book. The description is awesome, the cover is awesome..but I just could not get into it. I loved the character of Adrian and some of the others, but it just wasn't enough.
I loved the idea of the magical creatures and of course fighting evil and the love part, but I don't know.. it just didn't grab me.
Maisie Lindsey comes to the Fallen Angels Abbey to get someone to help her land of Wyldonna from the evil Glayer Felsteppe. They send Adrian Hailsworth to help her. Adrian is shocked to find out Glayer is still alive because he thought he killed him. Doesn't that always seem to happen!
There are a lot of different creatures on the island, some beasts I can't even explain and you have trolls, sirens, fairies, and more I can't think of them all.
Adrian and Maisie fall in love, but it didn't move me. Yeah, I know, what's wrong with me!
I think there will be plenty of people out there that will love this book! Mine is just one opinion :)
I would like to thank NETGALLEY and KENSINGTON BOOKS for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.*
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