My sister has a nasty habit. When contemplating buying a book she reads a few of the first couple of pages, turns to the middle and then goes to the end. I stare dumstruck at her half the time wondering, do you go to a movie only to see the first few scenes, go out for a drink and popcorn, come back, go out again and then the end. Whats the fun? After completing Kiss of the Highlander, I read the letter striking and it struck very deep cord of emotion. Perhaps it is the fact that we are all haunted by demons. When the book arrived this morning, I dived right in and soon finished it. Throughout the adventure I had to force myself not to turn to the last page. Whatever you do savor every page, do not be tempted to turn to the end.
I live in Scotland now and Ms. Moning captures the emotions of her characters perfectly, gritty and sizzling. One thing though she is perhaps the closest to come to describing the scenery but you have to be here to really understand. One suggestion cozy up to a warm fire, within reach of a good 25 year old single malt that has a touch of peat, citrus and spice. Add a pinch of soft highland or Irish pipe music and you have the perfect setting in which to devour this tale.