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Monday, March 14, 2016

Book Review: Honour Bound (Highland Magic #2) by Helen Harper

Honour Bound (Highland Magic #2)
by Helen Harper

Kindle Edition, 251 pages
February 29th 2016
Integrity Taylor should have been a Clan princess. Instead she's lived a life on the very periphery of society. Now that she's learnt more about her heritage, however, and the magic that she's capable of wielding, she's not going to hide in the shadows any longer. The once-in-a-generation Sidhe Games are going to provide the perfect opportunity for her to win back her birthright - and the fact that she'll be going head to head, toe to toe and mouth to mouth with golden haired Byron Moncrieffe might just be the icing on the cake.

This is the second book in the Highland Magic series. 

Honour Bound is the follow up to Helen Harper’s Highland Magic series opener Gifted Thief. In this installment Integrity Adair, fae misfit and de facto Adair Clan Chieftan, returns to fae lands to compete in the Sidhe Games. The individual winner of the games is granted one favour from the other clans and Integrity has the perfect prize in mind. With few, if any, fae friends or allies, Integrity descends upon the games with her loveable band of clanless criminals and fights to maintain her place in the competition.

I enjoyed this second installment in the Highland Magic series. I love Integrity as a main character and was delighted by the return other favourites from book one like Bob, the outrageously flamboyant genie. The storyline in this series is fairly fast-paced with loads of action and humour. It’s a quick, engaging read.

I hope book three is released efficiently so as not to disrupt momentum. The stop/start romance between Integrity and Byron needs to move a little more quickly to the inevitable. I’m feeling a little unsatisfied; however, the romantic tension is an effective hook for readers. In the next installment, I look forward to Integrity gaining some allegiance in the fae ranks. At times, the childish and seemingly unwarranted distain heaped on Integrity borders on stereotypical high school drama.

Consider adding the Highland Magic series to your TBR list. It’s pretty damn magical.

Review: Gifted Thief (Highland Magic #1)

4 ½ sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
After teaching English literature in the UK, Japan and Malaysia, Helen Harper left behind the world of education following the worldwide success of her Blood Destiny series of books. She is a professional member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and writes full time although she still fits in creative writing workshops with schools along with volunteering to teach reading to a group of young Myanmar refugees. That’s not to mention the procession of stray cats which seem to find their way to her door!

Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales when she was a child growing up in Scotland.

Helen currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with far too many cats – not to mention the dragons, fairies, demons, wizards and vampires that seem to keep appearing from nowhere!


  1. This series sounds really good! I haven't read a lot of fae recently, I'll have to add this one to the pile! What is it with white haired chicks on the covers? LOL Two of the ones I'm reading have the same hair color!

  2. Her hair is described as being silver. It certainly makes for an eye-catching cover!
    Series is great so far!