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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: February 2004
ISBN: 0-06-053878-3
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Historical Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Faith V. Smith
Reviewer Notes: Sexual Content

Legendary Warrior
By Donna Fletcher

      Reena seeks the aid of a legendary warrior to save her village. Her childhood memories were filled with tales of the man called simply “The Legend,” but nothing prepares her for the man she finds beneath the warrior helmet. Magnus’ handsome looks, muscular physique and kind heart draw her to him like the moon draws the tides. When he accepts her offer to become his mapmaker in exchange for his protection for family and friends, she is grateful, but soon she realizes that gratitude is only one of the emotions he invokes in her.

      Magnus’ reputation as the legend has grown since its origin. Deeds--both horrendous and noble--have been lauded and laid at his feet. He has learned to live with the untruths and the fear the title renders in all he comes in contact with. When the petite and courageous Reena stands toe-to-toe with him without a drop of fear in her beautiful blue eyes, Magnus is mesmerized and then seduced by her innocence and the faith she displays that he will protect her from all harm.

      Their time together is treasured as Reena maps his home and surrounding land; their hearts begin to beat as one as they realize that love means caring more for another than for yourself. Ms. Fletcher has penned a novel that is excellent, touching, and rates high on this reviewer’s ladder. Her characters are fantastic; the subplot between Thomas and Brigid could and would stand alone as love blossoms between two who have been hurt and betrayed. The conflict, blending past and present, is well done and totally enthralling. One of the most compelling books I have read in a long time. Ms. Fletcher, thank you!