Spell of the Highlander Audiobook
By: Karen Marie Moning
Narrated by: Phil Gigante
Published by: Brilliance Audio 07/2008
10 hrs and 59 mins
Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror.
But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six-and-a-half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.
Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass 11 centuries ago. And when the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it.
For Jessi, the sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he’s offering his protection – from exactly what, Jessi doesn’t know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.©2006 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I started listening to this series several years ago and listened straight through books 1-6. Somehow, this series fell off my radar. When I saw it again, I had to add it back to my “to-be-listened-to” list. This is a series that I’ve never read and only listened. The narrator does a great job with Scottish accents, which is my favorite part. While the stories are good, I don’t know if they would be so high on my list without this narrator. His ability to do several different voices and accents amaze me. I would also add, that you can listen to this as a standalone if you really prefer, but there are small parts of previous storylines that are mentioned.
Cian is a 9th century McKeltar Druid, who dabbles in dark magics at the insistence of a Dark Sorcerer named Lucian. Lucian traps Cian into a Dark Fae Mirror for a total of 1133 years. The mirror gets stolen from Lucian and sold to a professor, where his assistant, Jessica St. James sings for it at his office.
Lucian is out to kill everyone who knows about the mirror, which includes Jessi. Cian decides the safest place to hide is in Scotland, where they run into other McKeltars, Dageus and Drustan, from previous Highlander Books.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It is nice to see the devotion and tenderness that the old world Scots show to their women. The one thing that did turn me off, is that Jessi is a virgin. She is a 24 year old women in college to get her Ph.D. I’m just not a big fan of the whole virgin thing. Also, I just don’t see a virgin reacting the way she did to her first “tupping”. I think this is a little overused, though it might not have been at the time this book was written. I just don’t remember. I will definitely continue with this series. If you haven’t tried this series yet, I would recommend it if you like to listen to great narration, hot romance or a story with a bit of the supernatural.
Karen Marie Moning