BOOK REVIEW- THE WARRIOR OF CLAN KINCAID by Lily Blackwood
Derryth MacClaren is on the run—having been sent from her castle home to avoid capture by the vicious nobleman known as the Wolf, who has vowed revenge against the Clan Kincaid. When a surprise attack leaves her vulnerable, Derryth ends up in the hands of an enemy warrior who claims her, with the Wolf’s blessing, as his prize. But her captor’s gentle words and touch seduce her heart—and body—completely. . . and when she discovers the tattoo on his arm that proves him to be the legendary, long-believed dead son of the murdered Laird of Kincaid, Derryth knows she must find a way to alter his fate—and her own. . .
Cull has no memory of his family or past—all he knows is the life of a warrior, trained to fight on behalf of the Scottish king. But now that Derryth has informed him of who he really is—Cullen Braewick, the youngest son of the slain laird—he is torn. If Cull exacts revenge against the Wolf, who executed his father, he stands to lose the precious lass who he has come to love. What is he willing to sacrifice for Derryth to keep her safe. . .and in his arms? AMAZON 5 Stars
Derryth and Cull had come from such vastly different worlds. There childhood couldn't have been more different. Derryth was treasured, protected, spoiled even. Cull remembers little from the time before he became a young slave on a ship. He had so little to his name..literally. He didn't even have a last name so he was known as Cull the Nameless warrior knight. The fact that he even survived was a miracle in itself because so many others like him did not. Derryth earlier in the opening pages of the book realized how useless her life had been, how little help she was to others. It saddens her and she vows to change and do better. And that is even before she runs into the surprise attack on the group she is traveling with. I have to admit when I began to see all the problems that are lining up against the two main characters I thought how in the world is this going to be worked out? They had such divided loyalties even though Cull didn't know the half of it yet. Even though Cull was such a scary warrior, Derryth every so often found ways to needle him. She had to appear meek, and subservient at first but she does manage to show some spirit. Later she did do a few things to aggregate him; maybe to make him so mad he would release her. It didn't work but it did make for some interesting reading. There are some deadly conspiracies at work in this story and some have gone on for years. But the truth is about to come out and there are a lot of people who will fight to keep it covered. They don't care how they have to do it or who they have to use to get it done. Overall, I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It had intensity, action, romance, challenges to overcome and quite the ending. Very satisfying, indeed. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.