Two thousand years ago, Rhys was the fierce Celtic warrior branded by the Romans as the Bringer of Death. Mortally wounded in battle, he was captured by the Fair Ones, cunning and powerful masters of the Welsh faery realm. They spared his life...but for a price.
As a child, Morgan Edwards marveled at the faery tales spun by her beloved grandmother, stories of the magical beings hidden in the heart of ancient Wales. But now Morgan is all grown up, a veterinarian who believes only in what science can prove - until the night a massive black dog saves her from a vicious attack. Suddenly a stranger stands before her, the man of her dreams made flesh and blood, not by science, but by a magic that could bring them their hearts' desires...or cost them everything they have.
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The book is about welsh folklore and has very strong ties to wales - a lot of Welsh words which I appreciate are hard to pronounce but there whole dialogue is done in a very bad Irish accent! Not impressed
The story was ok, nothing spectacular though. More then anything though it irked me that the Welsh accents sounded distinctly Northern Irish. And it was so hard to distinguish characters via the narrationas there seemed to be only two variations. Male and Female.
"A little all over the place......"
Storm Warrior was good but missed great by quite a bit. There were too many plots going on simultaneously.....the steamy sex scenes seemed as though they belonged to another book. The Highland Warrior from 2000 years ago wasn't plausible - even the central character didn't buy it.....she ended up seeming shallow and sappy - how did she make it through Vet school? The magic was good - the final conflict was well done.
If you want Highland Warrior - read The Secret and if you want Fae read the Fairwick Trilogy......
Not moved enough to invest in the sequel.......
"A FAIRYTALE WITH A DIFFERENCE"
The author delivered on so many levels and gave an enchanting paranormal listen that told of the battle between the mythological tricky Welsh Fae and a loveable Celtic hero ensnared by them into the form of a Grim (Mastiff dogs and omens of death) for a millennium ..... until he sees Megan who literally transforms his life.
Megan, a Vet, doesn't believe in magic or the realm of the Fae even tho her Grandmother told her plenty of stories about them, and so when an Ancient, tattooed, drool-worthy naked Warrior called Rhys eventually lands on her doorstep (some girls have all the luck) she is attracted to him (well hello who wouldn't be) but she just doesn't believe his outlandish tale, thinks him insane and keeps him at arms length.
Rhys asks her for trust and to have faith in him but she stubbornly rejects him and his story but he, being a true hero type, is patient, thoughtful and kindly stays at her Ranch doing lots of odd jobs for her whilst all the time trying to entice her (what about me, me, me I believe you). This is where the story (for me) becomes irritating as Megan continually rejects him whilst still being attracted to him and no matter what he does or says it's still never enough for her.
It was an entertaining, touching, tender, funny, fast paced fantastical delightful listen with some dramatic, frightening, violent moments too and, with the inclusion of some great secondary characters, it was a very enjoyable listen and the description of the Fae's Wild Hunt was awesome. However, despite the sexy start, the romance was very slow to develop..... but it was eventually worth the wait.
Worth the credit? It definitely would have been YES but, as I've said before, anything under $10 then I just buy it and save my credit for a more costly listen.
"Great start to a new series"
Morgan doesn’t understand why only she can see the dog, but he is there none the less. There is something unearthly about him and the way he always is around. But after coming home from her holiday the last thing she ever expected was for the same dog to save her life.
Rhys made a choice and that choice is Morgan. Even in his Grim state he knows he is bound to Morgan and vows to protect her no matter what. Even by defying the very creatures that bound him. But in doing so Rhys has brought more trouble than expected to Morgan’s quiet little farm.
Dani wrote a great story and Justine Eyre brought the characters to life for me. I have to say that love Justine as a narrator and have yet found a book she has read that I didn’t like.
Okay back to Storm Warrior. I loved the world that Dani created in this book. Fae, Grims, humans. It was all very interesting and I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.
This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
"Hot guy, magic and ...."
Hot, sweet and action
Elder races, immortal guardians and couple more
No, first one but I like it
"O Hail the gentle hero"
I never thought I would root for a non bad boy hero, but Reece so did it for me. He had all the fixings for a bad boy hero and yet he constantly took the high road.
Good on you fella!
I think this would have made a much better short story, it just kind of limped along, after the intro with Morgan in Whales and spotting Rhys as the "Grimm" and then seeing him again when she returns home, the beginning was good and engaging but then it just kind of limps along...there was a bit of action with the slaying of a monster.....then Morgan being and idiot.....then a bit more with the introduction of Ranyon...more of Morgan being a closed minded idiot and more of same, and the only "big event" to happen was at the end.
I know it sounds like I did not like it, I did enjoy it but I spent the entire time listening just waiting for something to happen. I think a lot of Morgan's disbelief and some of the "every day" type stuff could have been minimized and with a shorter story it would have flowed better.
So I think I would actually give this 3.5 stars but not the kind of 1/2 that I would round up to four.
"Fantastic narrative and narration!!!!"
Dani Harper has written a brilliant combination of romance, myth, belly- laughing humor, sigh- heartwarming situations that speaks to each of us! "Storm Warrior " is the second novel to her Grim Trilogy. I read the first, and both are stand alone stories with HEA's and yes... one gains insight to ponder and wonder about ourselves and others long after the story ends: the mark of a great author. The narrator Justine Eyre is absolutely wonderful. Her ability to craft voices so specific to the many characters truly makes the reader forget we are only listening to "one" character. I am so grateful for the hours of enjoyment I have received from these uniquely talented individuals!
I liked some of the plot, like the Grim Reaper dog and now he is human again...that was cool...but story was just boring... I fast forward to end just to see what happen... Boring ending too...
Not a recommendation... maybe a sale... a good one
I loved it! The narration was brilliant! Very well done! I will absolutely listen again!
This was my first from this author. So glade to pick this book up. A wonderful adventure and great love story.
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