To A Warrior
By Donna Fletcher
MacAlpin is a highland warrior in 1005 Scotland. He is one of the
four warriors said in a prophecy to bring about the success of the
True King taking his rightful place on the throne. Unfortunately,
at the moment he is in shackles. And, to top it off, he's shackled
to a woman and about to be pushed off a cliff. Thankfully there
is a river below. They look at each other and decide to jump on
their own. Duncan must get home to finish his mission.
Mercy is the
illegitimate daughter of the current king. The king had her mother
killed and is now wanting her dead too. Now she is shackled to this
highland warrior being pushed toward a cliff. So far he has treated
her gently. She looks into his eyes and knows that she trusts him.
She nods her head to let him know that she is ready to jump with
him. Now the struggle for survival really begins.
Mercy find that they work well together. They develop a strong trust
very quickly. They have to. Their first night together must be spent
naked and snuggled together for warmth while their clothes dry from
the swim in the river. Mercy keeps telling him how chivalrous he
is while he is trying to keep his strong attraction to her under
control. Unknown to Duncan, Mercy is fighting the same attraction
weeks traveling off the main roads and trails trying to avoid the
king's guards as they head towards Duncan's home. The longer they
are together the stronger their passion for each other becomes.
Duncan realizes that he is falling in love with Mercy. He decides
that once home he will not let her get away. Mercy accepts that
she is in love with Duncan. With all her heart she wishes that they
could have a future together. But she knows that she must leave
him as soon as she can once they reach his home and the shackles
are removed. Her presents there would only endanger him and his
did a wonderful job. I had a hard time putting it down at times.
The only thing that I was unhappy with was the ending. It left a
couple of things unanswered. Maybe that was her plan. Maybe there
will be more later. Either way, it left me somewhat vexed. But,
I will wait and see what comes next. I still enjoyed the book very