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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Book Review: Last Wish (Highland Magic #4) by Helen Harper

Last Wish (Highland Magic #4)
by Helen Harper
December 1st 2016
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
It's not easy pretending to be dead - especially when it feels as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Between an unfulfilled prophecy, the demon-occupied Lowlands, the continuing power of murderous Aifric Moncrieffe - not to mention her constant yearnings for Byron - Integrity Adair has a lot to worry about.

Still, how hard can it really be to save Scotland, maintain her morals, get the guy and keep her sense of humour?

This is the fourth and final book in the Highland Magic series.

Last Wish marks the final adventure for Integrity Adair and her troupe of clanless. I have absolutely adored this series from start to finish and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride. While I regret the story has ended, I’m ultimately satisfied. I’d rather a series end slightly prematurely than die a slow death. It’s difficult to write a review for a series finale. The feelings are mixed with inevitable letdown. Ultimately, dear readers, I want you to read this series from the start. And so, I won’t reveal overmuch.

Integrity has faked her death and must maintain the ruse. As chieftain, she faces a seemingly impossible situation. Hunted by lowland occupying Fomori demons and devious defacto fae king Aifric Moncrieffe, Integrity must stay "dead" until she can devise a plan to secure the safety of her clan and all of Scotland.

Once again, Integrity proves to be a clever risk-taker and wholly entertaining heroine. The cast of characters is complementary, most notably Bob the genie. Helen deftly weaves action, suspense, humour, and romance in her Highland Magic series. The plot is non-stop intense and rarely predictable. The series is not reliant on the romantic tension between Integrity and Byron, however, it undoubtedly adds appeal. Call me a borderline perv, but I, for one, would’ve immensely appreciated a greater ‘fleshing’ out of the romance, however, I realize this wasn’t the ‘thrust’ of the novel. Pardon my puns, they’re for Integrity.

So long Integrity, Highland Magic was truly magical.

Review: Veiled Threat (Highland Magic #3)

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!

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