Into The Dreaming by Karen Marie Moning

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Into the Dreaming Into the Dreaming by
Series: Highlander #8
Published by on August 29, 2006
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Pages: 112
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four-stars

Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee was completely in love with her fantasy man -- the hot and strapping dark-haired Highlander who d been coming to her in her dreams for years and inspired her sensual flights of literary fancy.

But it was more than her imagination that conjured up the brilliantly woven tapestry sporting the spitting image of her magnificently arrogant warrior. It was more than a dream that transported her to medieval Scotland to break an evil spell. And it was more than she could handle when she found herself wrapped in the muscular arms of Aedan MacKinnon, who had his own fantasies to fulfill...

This novella is a re-read for me. I love Moning’s Highlanders. Like seriously love. This novella is billed as Highlander #8, but it also has hints of the Fever series. Just an FYI if you haven’t read it. Oh, and there’s an ebook version full of extras. I’d buy that one. This review is for the paperback from ’02.

Jane Sillee is a chronic daydreamer. She works in a coffee shop by day, and writes in every spare second she has. But at night, her dreams are of a Highland warrior.

The seelie queen Aibhoil (same one from the Fever series), and the unseelie king are both battling over a Highlander named Aedan MacKinnon, grandson to the great king the MacAlpin. The unseelie king has taken Aedan to be his Vengeance. Since the unseelie king can’t meddle in the mortal world, he sends his Vengeance to do it.

Aibhoil knows this is wrong, and while she can’t free Aedan, she can give him hope. Searching time, she finds his one true mate. And makes sure they meet in the Dreaming. Basically they dream of each other.

Jane knows he’s real, and one day, she’s sent a tapestry with his likeness woven into it, and when she holds it out, she’s taken to 1428 Scotland. Where Aedan is. What the unseelie king didn’t tell Aedan is that 5 years in Faerie is 500 mortal years. By 1428, their contract allows him 1 month in his home. But it’s been 500 years, so nothing is there. That doesn’t bother Aedan though, since the unseelie king has made sure he won’t remember anything but Vengeance.

Jane has one month to realize she’s not dreaming, make Aedan remember who is was, and make him fall in love with her. But how can she do all that when he doesn’t want to spend time with her?

This is a fun story that reminds me of what an amazing writer Moning is. It’s full of the best parts of her heroes, heroines, and the fae who have such a huge role in the Fever series.

I recommend it even if you haven’t read the Highlander or Fever series since it stands on its own pretty well. Go for it! It’s a sexy and fun read.

four-stars

 

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