I’m quite fascinated by all things Celtic, Scottish, Irish, and such.
So, when I picked up Unspoken by Kerrigan Byrne, I was quite intrigued by the description.
And just look at that book cover!
Kerrigan Byrne’s website offers this description of the book:
He’s cursed with eternal silence…
Roderick MacLauchlan is death for hire. Blessed by an ancient Deity with Berserker rage, he has the strength of ten men. Cursed by a malicious enemy, he’s incapable of speech. A desperate clan war rages around him and a malevolent adversary lurks in the darkness, calling for blood.
Evelyn Woodhouse is an English refugee with a dangerous secret. She has the ability to see the outcome of tomorrow’s battle and knows they’re on the wrong side of it. When a doomed and silent mercenary rescues her from a fate worse than death, it seems he has his own plans for her. This is his last night alive and she’s never been able to defy destiny.
Well, that sounds verra interesting! I decided to read a few pages before bed last night…and then realized I had finished the whole thing. (Amazon estimates the length at 62 pages, so reading it all in one sitting isn’t as nearly as impressive it sounds!) By the way, it is only $2.99 on Amazon.
In all, this was a really good story. It opened with a very cryptic dream, and that is, in part, what kept me reading. I wanted to find out what was going on! And then the Berserker showed up, and all hope of putting down the Kindle was lost.
The story has a nice plot arc to it, good building of intrigue and action, excellent description and use of language, and memorable characters. Roderick and Evelyn are still on my mind today, and that’s definitely a good thing. The story is sweet, sexy, mysterious, and gripping. Well done, Ms. Byrne.
There are others in this series, and I am looking forward to reading them!