A modern-day woman is wrenched through time and ends up in the arms of a warrior fated for a tragic destiny in the third novel in the Highlands series. While doing research for her dissertation, graduate student Haley Fitzpatrick stumbles upon a strange artifact— which sends her back in time to 17th century Scotland and into the path of the notorious Alasdair MacColla, a warrior known for his enormous physical presence and bloodthirsty reputation. Assuming that this woman with the mysterious accent is an enemy spy, MacColla promptly kidnaps her. But Haley’s beauty and courage strike a chord in the Highlander, making him desire things he wasn’t aware existed. At first Haley’s frightened by her imposing captor. But she soon discovers that MacColla is much more than the brute that modern history describes, and decides she’s meant to be by his side. But unless she can find a way to change the past, the warrior she’s fallen for is destined to meet a tragic end…
Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Warrior Kindreds in Medieval Ireland
Author: John Marsden
Pubpsher: John Donald
The brief mention of the galloglas in Shakespeare's Macbeth typifies the attention that this warrior-class has recieved from historians and playwrights alike. This class of mercenary warrior originated in the Hebrides and western isles of Scotland but went on to play an important role in Irish history from the late 13th to 15th century.
The key to his past… …lies with the enemy sharing his bed! Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?
Romance in Scotland awaits in the fourth novel in the Highlands series from national bestselling author Veronica Wolff. An online dating service may have pronounced Felicity “unmatchable” but she’s determined—and destined—to find her perfect mate. All it takes is a mystical deck of Tarot cards to put her dreams to the test. Light a candle. Choose a card. And 17th century Scotland is only a wish away… Scarred by betrayal, Will Rollo lives to defend the monarchy against traitors…and he rides alone. The last thing he needs to contend with is a love-struck woman. So when Felicity appears, spirited by magic, Rollo’s determined to crush all tender feelings for her. But as passion binds them in a dark era, where witchcraft is punishable by death, Rollo must make a daring choice: send Felicity back to her own time, or endanger both their lives…
A bloodthirsty evil stalks the Connor Clan.... Brave, beautiful, and haunted by her past, demon hunter Anna MacKinley will do anything to help the Connors. Under divine orders, the headstrong warrior travels the world, slaying demons and vampires. When she stumbles upon a hidden stone fortress while searching for her clan's lost Book of Battles, dark forces swiftly imprison her--and she discovers her cell mate is a gorgeous Scottish warrior who has no memories, but looks strikingly familiar. And only a secret from the past can win the day...and her heart. The warriors of the centuries-old Connor Clan search for their missing time-vault and the powerful relic within. What they find is a grave...and a kilt-clad body they fear is the long-lost Tavis Connor. But there may yet be more to the Highland warrior's fate than a pile of bones. Desperate to save his brother and his clan's Book of Battles from a demon hell-bent on destruction, Tavis begins a 150-year quest that will end in modern-day New York. But when he wakes, he discovers he's the one in need of help. His only hope of rescue is a bonny lass who claims to be a warrior. A warrior waging war on demons...and his heart.
Only her love could gentle his savage soul— He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side—into a competition to win her hand in marriage. Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him—even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both.... From the Paperback edition.
A woman marked by a madman. A fearsome warrior. A match made in Highland heaven—from the New York Times–bestselling author of Highland Groom. Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland’s wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well‐armed men. Instead of battling for her life, she finds herself swept away by a powerful stranger and carried off to a remote, forbidding keep. Oddly, here at Scarglas, a place shrouded in mystery and the black reputation of the rogue clan MacFingal, Fiona feels a strange, comforting sense of safety . . and a consuming passion for its rugged laird. Spellbound by Fiona’s beauty yet determined to fight the longing she ignites, Ewan MacFingal plots to ransom Fiona back to her kin. Sworn to protect his eccentric clan against the dangers invading Scarglas, he refuses to be weakened by the power of a woman whose every glance and touch tell him that she is everything his heart desires. Now, as pride and passion war within, dark peril and forbidding secrets will force them to trust what has yet to be spoken—the unshakable power of a timeless love.
Historical romance readers love the Scottish Highlands—and no author captures its magic better than Donna Fletcher. Wed to a Highland Warrior is the magnificent finale to her breathtaking Warrior King series. In it, the fourth proud, strong, and sexy champion prepares to fulfill his ultimate destiny to return the King of Scotland to the throne…only to find his mission complicated when he is inadvertently wed to a bewitching beauty who captures his heart. Bestselling author Patricia Potter has raved about Donna Fletcher’s passionate Highland romantic adventures, saying, “This is what romance is all about.” Once you’ve met this lusty Scot hero and his lovely bride, you will most certainly agree.
Who were the men who commanded the British Army in the numerous small wars of the Victorian Empire? Today, many are all but forgotten, save the likes of Cardigan, Kitchener, Baden-Powell and Gordon of Khartoum. Yet they were a disparate and fascinating assemblage, made up of men of true military genius, as well as egoists, fools and despots. In Warriors of the Queen, William Wright surveys over 170 of these men, examining their careers and personalities. He reveals not only the lives of the great military names of the period but also of those whom history has overlooked, from James ‘Buster’ Browne, who once fought a battle in his nightshirt, to Jack Bisset, who had fought in three South African wars by his twenty-third birthday. Based on original research and complemented by over sixty photographs, Warriors of the Queen provides new insight into the men who built (and sometimes endangered) the British Empire on the battlefield.
Release on 2004-01 | by Robert Elsie,Janice Mathie-Heck
Author: Robert Elsie,Janice Mathie-Heck
Pubpsher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Category: Literary Collections
The Epics of Gilgamesh, Homer, Vergil, Shahnameh, are sources of our knowledge of religious beliefs. This epic is a welcome introduction to the spiritual world of the Albanians as they fought the crusades. The "Songs of the Frontier Warrior is the first English-language translation ever made of Albanian epic verse. As the product of a little-known culture and a difficult, rarely studied language, the Albanian epic has tended to remain in the shadow of the Serbo-Croatian, or more properly, Bosnian epic, with which it has undeniable affinities. This translation may thus be regarded as an initial attempt to rectify the imbalance and to give scholars and the reading public in general an opportunity to delve into the exotic world of the northern Albanian tribes. The present bilingual edition offers a broad selection of the best known songs. Also included are an introduction, a glossaries of terms and sources, and a selective bibliography.