Thursday, December 2, 2010
Throwback Thursday - Son of the Morning
Today's installment is: Son of the Morning
Author: Linda Howard
First published: 1997 by Pocket
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar—long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power—Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him—and to save herself—she must go back in time...to fourteenth-century Scotland...and to Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire...
This was a fairly good story, although I think I liked the ending more than most of the book; the beginning dragged a bit. I wouldn't call it a romantic suspense since the hero and heroine don't actually meet until the last 1/3 of the book. I did like the time travel aspect. It was a nice change of pace. Since it came out in 1997, the technology is a little dated, but didn't hamper the enjoyment of the book. I listened to the audio version. Overall, I have read better by Linda Howard, but fans of hers will like the book. If you missed it, give it a shot.