Review of Highlander Redeemed (Guardians of the Targe #3) by Laurin Wittig
Laurin Wittig's "Highlander Redeemed" is the third book in the Guardians of the Targe series, but it can easily be read as a standalone (I haven't read #1 and #2, but I understand everything just fine). I thought the mythology of the girls' gifts was excellent. A real page turner with a nice ensemble cast. Some hot chemistry between the leading lady, Scotia, and the leading man, Duncan. Their relationship has the feel of Katniss and Gale from Hunger Games. I need to go back and read #1 and #2!
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Duncan braced himself for the verbal battle to come, but before he could make himself known, Scotia began to move, hesitantly and without her usual grace, but so focused on her task he could almost taste her determination. She watched her feet, letting her weapons go slack in her hands. Even so, he quickly recognized the exercise Malcolm had been teaching the lads a few days ago. She shook her head, then started the series of moves again, talking to herself just under her breath. She repeated the process over and over until, all of a sudden, she flew through the short exercise as if it were a dance she had known her entire life, thrusting, parrying, spinning, attacking the dirt clad roots of a toppled tree. The sharp sound of wood on wood reverberated through the forest like a woodpecker hammering on a hollow log.
His breath caught in his chest. She was magnificent. Beautiful. Strong.
She fought as if demons threatened her life.
And Duncan could not take his eyes off her. She was everything he would expect her to be if he did not know her so well.