Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Audio Review: The Lady and the highlander - Lecia Cornwall

Laire MacLeod's father has married a mysterious widow who is a vain beauty that deals with potions and spells. Laire does not drink them with the rest of her family and is the only one who could see through her stepmother's games. When Laire flees to find help from her uncle, the Lady's huntsman follows her with orders to kill. Laire must survive in a dangerous new city and find the antidote to a poisonous potion before it is too late. Iain Lindsay is cursed. He is bound for seven years to be the hunter of a Lady who uses him to bring back birds to use in her potions. When Laire MacLeod escapes the Lady's nets, Iain tracks her to Edinburgh, where she's found shelter with an unusual band of thieves, but he cannot bring himself to harm her. Instead, he finds himself falling in love with the MacLeod beauty. But a Highlander's oath is his bond, and the price for helping her is death-both his own, and of those he loves. 

Audio CD, 9 hPublished September 20th 2017 by Tantor Audio (first published April 4th 2017)A Highland Fairy Tale #3Historical romanceFor review

My thoughts:
The last one felt like a tale with no magic, even if people believed in things. But here, well I do not really know how I could explain the things happening. Totally magical!

Laire's dad gets married to a witch who enchants him and the whole castle. All except for Laire who runs away. Which makes this to a Snow White fairytale. The wicked step mother, the fair princess, the Seven Thieves and the Hunter. The one who has to kill her, and the one that is the prince in this story. So there is poison, a wicked witch, magic and of course romance.

Laire runs away. She is strong, fierce and can handle a dirk. She wants to save her family and I liked her.

Iain, yes what to say about him. I mean he serves Viviana for reasons we do not know (and some of those reasons, well another thing that he had not done well in his past.) He kills birds for her and he sets after Laire for her. So how am I supposed to like him when he is all must kill her. But of course he has doubts, of course he wants to save her (and we all know the fairy tale.) So yes I did like him, he was all dark and broody and then, he had to be saved. Laire could save herself, but who would save him...

Conclusion:
I enjoyed this tale and I do wonder what the next book will be about. I sure hope there is more, I mean there are a LOT of sisters after all.

Narrator Ruth Urqhart
I like her Scottish accents and her male and female voices. She never makes the male ones too dark and the female ones are light and nice. It's a joy listening to her narrate


38 comments:

  1. I like that he's the one who needed to be saved! I like a good book with highlanders so I'll check this out!

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  2. This sounds good, I am off to listen to a sample of the narrator.

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    1. Yay, I always mean to post samples, bad me

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  3. she really likes weaving magic into her books, this sounds fantastic. I read a book by her a couple of years ago and totally loved it.

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  4. Is this like a Snow White kind of story?

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    1. Yes, the last one was not that fairytale retelling strong but this one really was

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  5. Laire sounds like a very strong heroine. Good for her.

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  6. No magic, magic? :) I do like the sound of the characters and you have me totally curious about this one.

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  7. I'm looking for an audio series to get into. Maybe I'll try this one.

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  8. That sounds different and interesting.

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  9. Oh neat! A Snow White retelling. And it sounds like it is worth it to get the audio version.

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  10. The protagonist sounds like an amazing young woman. Love the twist on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  11. Oooh, a Snow White kind of story. Like it! :)

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  12. I've read a couple of her books - sounds like I should get the audio!

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  13. Ah, this sounds like one I should add to my list. I am a sucker for retold fairy tales.

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  14. Quite a bit of magic. I enjoyed this one. And def on the abundance of sisters. lol

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