#Review: The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning @KarenMMoning


Journey to a world of ancient magic, breathtaking sensuality, thrilling time-travel…. Journey to the world of The Dark Highlander. Crisscrossing the continents and the centuries, here is a novel as gripping as it is sensual—an electrifying adventure that will leave you breathless….

I am Dageus MacKeltar, a man with one good conscience and thirteen bad ones, driven to sate my darkest desires…

From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back into time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting thirteen evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man….


When Chloe delivers an antiquity to a rich man in his New York Penthouse the last thing she expects is Dageus, an imposing Highlander who won’t let her leave and brings her into a hunt for the solution to a prophecy which is fantastical at the very least. Except for Dageus it’s a reality he is living proof of.

As their investigation sweeps them back to medieval Scotland Chloe becomes swept up in more than the investigation becoming enamoured with Dageus who becomes more dangerous to be around as each day passes.

I really enjoyed reading Chloe and Dageus’ dynamic and how they battle the odds together, I didn’t connect much with the paranormal elements of this story though. I just found that I didn’t find the evil elements believable and the time travel wasn’t really doing it for me. There were big chunks of this book that I skimmed through so that I could get back to the more enjoyable relationship elements of the story which is quite unusual for me as I normally feast on the paranormal elements of these stories.

This was an enjoyable book, Chloe and Dageus were a fantastic couple but it didn’t quite hit the mark overall for me as a paranormal romance. I doubt I’ll continue this series.


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TitleThe Dark Highlander
Series: Highlander #5
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Paranormal | Romance | Erotica
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Publication Date: 1 October 2002
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsPaperback | Hardcover | Audio
Pages: 384
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