Dark Sword & Dark Warriors Series
There once was a land of legend, of lore. A land filled with magic and hope. Though the Celtic tribes warred with each other, all of that came to an end with the arrival of Rome to their shores.
The mighty kingdom of Rome, intent on ruling the world, slowly worked their way across Britain. Until they reached the highlands and encountered a foe like none other. Despite their victories, nothing the Celts did could make Rome leave their precious land.
With no other recourse, the Celts turned to their trusted advisors and allies, the Druids.
Respected and revered, the Druids were like any society. Their magic came in the purest form from the earth, but there were ones who wanted more – more power, more control...more of everything.
Inevitably, the Druids split into two sects. The mie stayed true to their magic and continued to heal the sick and offer their knowledge to tribal leaders. The drough, however, chose human sacrifices and black magic to grow their power.
It was the drough who had the answers for the Celts.
The mie cautioned the clan leaders against using black magic, but the Celts knew their hold against the Romans was waning. So they allowed their greatest warriors to step forward and the drough to cast their spells and call up the gods long buried in Hell - gods that once ruled the earth with brutal tactics and violent ends.
But they were the only ones who could defeat Rome.
The gods, freed at last, eagerly answered the Druids call and bound themselves into each tribe’s fiercest warrior. Those warriors, with the aide of the gods inside them, attacked every Roman they encountered. Battle after battle ensued, until, finally, Rome abandoned Britain.
Yet the gods were still thirsty for blood, still hungry for battle. With the Romans gone, the warriors turned on each other...and anyone that got in their way. The rivers and land ran red with the blood of the Celts as death permeated the air.
The drough finding their magic useless joined forces with the mie. Yet, nothing the two sects did could put the gods back in their prison in Hell. The gods refused to relinquish their hold on the warriors, growing stronger with each heartbeat, each kill, until the warrior was no longer the man he had once been.
A gathering of Druids was called. It was unlike anything that had occurred since before the split. Magic pulsed over the land as they put aside their differences and struggled to find a way to help the Celts. But no amount of magic they called up freed the warriors.
Unable to send the gods back, the Druids combined magic and black magic to create a spell that bound the gods, in effect freezing them inside their hosts. The warriors returned to the men they once were and resumed their lives having no memory of the atrocities they had committed.
Yet, inside each warrior, the gods waited. With every generation the gods moved from warrior to warrior, passed down and forever a part of the family’s bloodline.
And so the Warriors were born.
The Druids, knowing what they had created, knowing what would happen in the future, stayed near the Warriors. Forever keeping watch. Even when their faith, the very thing they were, caused them to hide for fear of being killed, they had no choice but to watch. All of mankind was at risk.
The true story of Rome’s departing of Britain was forgotten. It passed into legend and myth amongst the Celts with each retelling of the story. Only the Druids knew the truth.
Then one drough found a hidden scroll. More power hungry than anydrough before her, Deirdre set out to unbind the gods and control them. Thereby giving her the army she needed to rule the world and become a goddess before whom all men would tremble.
The scroll, however, only listed one tribe – the MacLeods.
Deirdre turned her eye to the MacLeod clan. There, she would begin....
A. They are all stand-alone, however reading them in order will give you a better flavor of the series. If you want to read in order, the series installments are:
- DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER December 29, 2009
- FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER May 25, 2010
- WICKED HIGHLANDER November 2, 2010
- UNTAMED HIGHLANDER April 26, 2011
- SHADOW HIGHLANDER August 30, 2011
- DARKEST HIGHLANDER January 31, 2012
The Series will continue with the Dark Warrior Books…
A. The first three books will deal with the MacLeod brothers and their fight against Deirdre. In these books you will get to meet Warriors who will have their own stories. There is a larger story arc through the series, however, and with each book, you learn a little bit more.
A. I have an idea of how many books will be in the series, but with every book I write, the number increases as I think up more ideas and more Warriors. So, the answer is, it changes. 🙂
A. Click on the links in the sidebar on the right and be sure to check the individual book pages for excerpts and information on the Warriors.
A. The books are in mass market format, and you should be able to find them in any book store or online.
The god of betrayal inside Logan Hamilton. Color of choice: silver. Power over water.
Known as “The Devourer” and inhabits Malcolm Monroe. Color of choice: maroon. Power over lightning.
The god of thieves inside Ramsey MacDonald. Color of choice: bronze. Power is mass manipulation.
The father of battle inside Ian and Duncan Kerr. Color of choice: pale blue. Powers include the ability to absorb another’s power and the ability to to cancel another’s power.
The goddess of defense inside Larena Monro. Color of choice: iridescent. Power of invisibility.
The god of malice inside Arran MacCarrick. Color of choice: white. Power over snow and ice.
The god of massacre inside Hayden Campbell. Color of choice: red. Power over fire.
The god of manipulation inside Broc MacLaughlin. Color of choice: darkest blue. Power to find anyone, anywhere.
The god of war inside Charon Bruce. Color of choice: copper. Power of disintegration over objects.
The god of the underworld inside Camdyn MacKenna. Color of choice: brown. Power to control the ground/earth.
The trickster god inside Galen Shaw. Color of choice: green. Power to read someone’s mind.
The god of torment inside Phelan Stewart. Color of choice: gold. Power to manipulate reality.
God of Revenge that resides in the three MacLeod brothers. When they fight together, their strength and power is unstoppable. Power includes control over darkness and shadows, commanding animals, and teleportation.
God of Betrayal inside Logan Hamilton. Power includes control over water and other liquids.
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Deirdre’s strong hold deep inside the mountain where she kills Druids and uses her black magic to unleash the gods inside the Highlanders. The wyrran and Warriors gather there, waiting for the time when she will send her army to destroy the world.
The devourer inside Malcolm Monroe. Power includes the ability to call forth, and control, lightning.
Vial of blood worn around Cara’s neck in DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER that holds her mother’s blood and gives her magic added power. It is worn by alldrough and sought after by Deirdre to secure her immortality. However, adrough can use the blood of their Demon’s Kiss to help heal their wounds.
A sect of Druids who use a blood ritual to call up black magic from Hell, thereby serving all that is evil.
Extremely toxic to Warriors. One drop of drough blood in an open wound can kill them.
Men and women with pure magic from the earth. They have immearsurable magic that gives them wisdom, the ability to help plants grow, and discover if someone is speaking the truth, among other abilities.
God of Thieves who resides in Ramsey MacDonald. Power includes manipulating mass.
Father of battle inside the twins, Duncan and Ian Kerr. Can either cancel another’s power or absorb it to use it as their own.
Primeval gods buried in Hell and so ancient their names have been forgotten. Their great powers give them rise when the Druids called them forth to possess fierce Celtic warriors.
Goddess of Defence inside Larena Monroe. Power includes turning invisible.
The place where clan MacLeod was annihilated and the start of the awakening of the gods. Its also the place Warriors and Druids alike band together to fight Deirdre.
God of malice who resides in Arran MacCarrick. Power includes psychic weapons.
A sect of Druids who kept to the good side of their nature. Though strong, their magic cannot beat that of a drough unless the mie combine their magic.
God of Massacre inside Hayden Campbell. Power includes control over fire.
God of manipulation within Broc MacLaughlin. Power includes the ability to track and find anyone, anywhere.
God of war within Charon Bruce. Power includes distintegration.
The names of each family who took a god into their strongest warrior written by the ancient Celts and given to the mie for safe keeping. Whoever has the scroll holds the power.
God of the underworld and part of Camdyn MacKenna. Power includes the ability to control the earth.
Men descended from the Celtic warriors who took in the primeval gods in order to rid Britain of Rome. The gods were later bound but descended through the bloodline of the most powerful warrior in the family. Each Warrior possesses abilities, or powers, from their god. Some more powerful than others.
Small, pale yellow creatures of no gender created with black magic by Deirdre. They are hairless with razor-sharp teeth and claws and live only to serve Deirdre.
Trickster god who inhabits Galen Shaw. Power includes the ability to read minds.
God of torment inside Phelan Stewart. Power includes manipulating reality.