For months Lord Arik has been trying to find the right combination of runes to create the precise spell to rescue his wife, Rebeka, but the druid knight will soon discover that reaching her four hundred years in the future is only the beginning of his quest. He arrives in the 21st century to find her memory of him erased, his legacy on the brink of destruction, and traces of dark magick at every turn.
A threat has followed…
Bran, the dark druid, is more determined than ever to get his revenge. His evil has spread across the centuries. Arik will lose all. Time is his weapon, and he’s made sure his plan leaves no one dear to Arik, in past or present, safe from the destruction.
But their enemy has overlooked the strongest magick of all…
Professor Rebeka Tyler is dealing with more than just a faulty memory. Ownership of Fayne Manor, her home, has been called into question. Convenient accidents begin happening putting those she cares for in the line of fire. And then there’s the unexpected arrival of a strange man dressed like he belonged in a medieval fair—a man who somehow is always around when needed, and always on her mind. She doesn’t know who to trust. But one thing is certain. Her family line and manor have survived for over eleven centuries. She won’t let them fall, not on her watch… in any century.
Our hero is Arik, a knight who is also a Druid, and no common or garden one, no he's the Grand Master! Having finally been reunited with Rebeka (who for safety had previously been sent to the future), his world is almost perfect, apart from the seriously twisted machinations of his fellow Druid, Bran. Bran tricks Rebeka and yet again, she finds herself thrust four hundred years into the future. Having lost her once, a beside himself Arik pulls out all the magic he is capable of to follow her. What he finds is heartbreaking, as Rebeka has no memory of him!
This mixed so many themes with its tales of knights of old, magic, time travel and of course, two lovers seemingly doomed to never find peace and happiness together. Add in the fact that the Manor they live in is facing problems as its ownership is in question and it all adds up to expand what could have been a fairly straight forward love lost story into something far more interesting. I can feel Bran lurking in the background of course, but Ms Casie ups the ante with mystery and suspense.
Magic and history combine in a Knight of Rapture to make a very interesting read.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.