Fenian Warrior, Conn MacRoich has traveled the earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees.
When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when she learns Conn's true identity.
As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?
Ivy is stunned to learn she's inherited a home and business in Ireland but with nothing to hold her in the US it's too good to pass up. Plus, she's always been prone to disturbing visions so perhaps a sleepy picture-perfect village is the perfect place for her. Ivy quickly starts to realise that whilst her uncle was much loved by all, his death might not have been completely accidental. Unsure who to trust, Ivy reluctantly gets help from a gorgeous stranger to renovate her new home but is Conn being honest with her?
This strangely enough has quite a slow pace and if you are expecting action scenes then I fear you will be disappointed. It is though a lovely sprawling romance that doesn't rush but allows the couple to develop their relationship at a realistic pace.
Ivy is human and has no idea about her heritage which is mentioned as the story draws to a close but I personally found that explanation of certain characters being hidden a little weak. What I did like was the way Ivy seemed to slot right in amongst those she met and there is a mystery to solve which puts Ivy in danger.
Conn is so protective and yet, as a male who has been alive for centuries, knows his mission to right the wrong he did to Ivy's ancestor is complicated. Getting close to Ivy causes him to experience new and unsettling feelings. Yet Conn does fall hard for Ivy with repercussions he never expected!
So, a lovely romance with magic that just flowed so lyrically. The settings are beautiful, the characters interesting, and the story unexpected. Yes, Quest of a Warrior went in a direction I hadn't considered but I particularly liked that we are left wondering what will happen next. There are characters from previous books and new ones too and I can easily see the other Warriors will soon be stepping up with books of their own. This is my first book by Mary Morgan but I'd happily hunt down her back catalogue. I'd recommend this to readers who have enjoyed books by Donna Grant as the settings and paranormal romance are very reminiscent.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair.