Destry Caldbeck, smarting from being jilted at the altar, travels to Ireland on what was supposed to be her honeymoon. While visiting Dowth Mound, an ancient Neolithic site outside of Dublin, she encounters a group of students and their instructor. Dr. Conor Daderga is everything an Irishman should be; enormous, muscular, red-headed, and dead sexy. He's also loud, booming, animated, and brilliant.
Destry goes exploring the mound while listening to Dr. Daderga's lesson to his students in the background. Dowth is thought by scholars to be a burial mound and while nosing in the ancient chambers, Destry experiences ghostly voices from ages past. Rushing from the mound, she runs straight into Dr. Daderga.
Conor, having seen the gorgeous American with the bright eyes when she first arrived at the mound, is thrilled to have a chance encounter with her. Destry and Conor share a moment of complete, utter attraction before ancient incantations and ghostly visitations begin to lend clues to their past lives as an ancient king and queen, cruelly separated by an evil wizard. Soon, they find themselves caught up in a maelstrom of time shifts, landing them back in the Dark Ages of Ireland's history where they discover a high king's destiny.
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What a fantasy!
I loved the relationship between Conor and Destry. They had an instant rapport, and the story explains just why. ;) I think that the narrator Tim Campbell is a terrific voice and that's what makes the audiobook soo much more fun that the book! Plus I love being able to do things I want to do and listen to the story at the same time. It's soo much better than television.
I liked the story in that the plot is so creative, that the history described is so specific and colorful. The heat between the h and H is terrific, and fun too.
I loved the scene when Conor and Destry meet the children for the first time. It was really heartfelt, and became more so as the story continued.
You can always find a TRUE love...again.
I realize this story is a novella, I usually don't go for novellas as they always seem to seem too short. But this story was fantastic! I only gave it a 4 because I would like it to go further, and this rating system will not allow me to score half points, as in 4.5! Otherwise it was perfect. :)
Mythical Story Tale
- Lady M