Title: The Quest
Author: Pam Binder
Genre: Fantasy/Time Travel
Medieval Highland apprentice witch Ana de Dannon is desperate to free her imprisoned mother and needs a champion. Her evil stepbrother has offered her mother’s freedom in exchange for his defeat at the tournament. Knowing it’s a trap, she still summons a legendary warrior. But instead of Cuchulainn, a famous 21st-century quarterback appears.
Kenneth “Mac” MacKinnon is stunned he has traveled to 14th century Scotland but agrees to help Anna free her mother if she will return him to the future. Fighting their mutual attraction, Ana trains Mac for the competition. He is a fast learner, with a kind heart buried under his arrogance, but he has much to learn. Ana fears their chances of escaping with her mother and their lives diminish by the day.
A medieval fiction story like you have never read before. The premise seems all too familiar - an Evil would be leader usurps power while the King is off doing glory. This Evil - Roderick - has kidnapped Ana's mother and demands a rare sword as the price of her freedom. Ana needs a champion to beat him in a tournament and conjures one. Here we get the turn and twist - no historic Irish champion, how about the QB of a Super Bowl-winning team from the 21st century?
The originality of the premise sold me on reading and reviewing this book and I wasn't disappointed! The journey of Mac from QB to warrior in the 13th century is compelling. The battle scenes are brilliantly written. The romance in the book keeps the reader excited.
Brilliantly written, flows perfectly. I had difficulty putting the book down. You just have to know what happens next. Magic, mayhem, treachery, and trust. This book has it all. If you want to read a rip-roaring adventure set in the 13th century, this book is for you. I recommend it to every fan of Braveheart or Robin Hood. A fantastic read and one that is hard to stop reading until it is over.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Pam Binder is an award-winning Amazon, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who loves Irish and Scottish myths and legends. She loves to travel, and besides visiting the majority of the United States, she has also visited, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Canary Islands, and Germany. The excuse to travel for research is made easier when one of her sons lives in France and the other in Germany. Pam is also the president of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, a conference speaker and teaches two year-long novel writing courses, after the First Draft and Write Your Story. Pam writes historical fiction, contemporary fiction, time travel, young adult and fantasy.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N