Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan, follows the lives of Anne MacGregor and Niall Campbell whose lives come crashing together, battling superstition, treachery and a weak truce that barely keeps two feuding families from destroying each other.
Taking place in the Scottish highlands in 1565, I’ll be honest, I read some (may be more accurate to say most) of the novel in a Scottish accent (I blame it on watching Brave recently – “I’ll be shootin for my own hand!” Any one? No?). Wow – aren’t I way cool? Anyway, I enjoyed the story, I rather like feisty strong willed characters (not that I’m any of those things 😉 ). One thing I didn’t like was the significant amount of Scottish colloquial language used. And that’s mainly because it messed with my speed reading with words I don’t normally come across in daily life. But nothing I couldn’t get past.
There’s two more books in this series (The Highland Hills Series), one following a cousin and another following a sister introduced in this book. I wouldn’t mind reading those in the future. But first I want to go watch Brave and then Braveheart. They may take our lives, but they’ll never take…our freedom!!
Okay, I’m done with my random movie quotes.