Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a "boy" who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the "boy" traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.
Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relic’s power to the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic Trilogy.
I really loved this captivating and highly enjoyable last book in the Scottish Relic Series by May McGoldrick. Historical Romance books by May McGoldrick are those that I buy without even looking at the blurb because up to now they have never disappointed me.
Once again the hero and the heroine were wonderful, well developed, very likeable and also very interesting. Especially the contrast between Miranda whose life has always been dominated by the unexplainable, the mystic and Rob who doesn't believe in anything that he can't touch makes them an interesting couple, even more whn Miranda has to draw on all of her definitely not touchable and inexplainable knowledge of the future to try to keep Rob alive and well.
Easier said than done, obviously, with a man like him and of course with all those enemies around. Not very healthy surroundings for a man like Rob. Alas, Evers is still searching for the other relics and uses all of his power to find Miranda so it is not only Rob who is in danger.
Evers…everybody who has read the other books of the series won't have forgotten him. His search for the other parts of the Wheel of Lugh is intense and brutal. He won't give up till he has found them all.
Will Miranda, Innes and Kenna be able to protect their powers and stop Evers?
A wonderful book and a great finale to another great series by May McGoldrick, I'm already looking forward to future books by these amazing authors!