Title: Unknown Magic
Author: Evelyn M Byrne
Series: Daughter of Prophecy, Book 1
Publisher: White Bird Publications
Pages: 350 (Paperback)
Discovering she is a Tuatha Dé Danann straight from Irish Mythology, turns Megan’s life upside down. As if that was not enough, an arrogant, drop-dead gorgeous man tells her she is his mate.
Seamus escaped his mysterious captors seventeen years earlier, taking a little girl with him and returning her to her home. Returning to the one location he considers his safe haven, he recognizes Megan as the young child he rescued. Only now, she is stunning enough to make him forget, almost, just how treacherous his life is.
Megan soon realizes fighting her attraction for Seamus is a losing battle. But when the people hunting Seamus track them down, Megan and Seamus are faced with a much more immediate and deadly threat—a struggle for the lives of all the Tuatha Dé Danann. Can they overcome their pursuers and win?
(Note: There is some strong sexual content in this novel. Gets pretty Erotic at times.)
First off, I'd like to praise this beautiful cover art, it's actually what grabbed my attention first.
Now for the book itself, it was both very good and not so good in my opinion. Why? Because in short, the story is magnificent but it stumbles with too much details.
Throughout this story, Megan Tully tries to find her true self as a Magical Being with as much help as she can handle. Her father, Jim, isn't so carefree about the whole situation considering the trauma in their family that which Meghan barely remembers. Seamus who answers to fate and claims her as his match is the obvious choice for Megan whether anyone likes it or not, he as well as Megan's uncle's will try their best to help her recall most of what was forgotten before she becomes a full Tuatha herself on her 25th birthday.
The story was very exciting for the most part but I can bet it would've been better if it was cut down by a hundred pages or so. The magic was enchanting and the characters were just as appealing. I admired the pride of the Tuatha De Danann and was captivated by Seamus's love for Megan...he actually reminded of one of the the brothers in the Black Dagger Brotherhood books by JR Ward. If only the story didn't drag so much I would've favored it much more. It felt like I was stuck on the same subject for pages...and too many times I thought Megan as a teen rather than a women in her early twenties.
All together this was a worthy read and I will probably read the sequel when it comes out on Dec. 14, 2010
"She looked up into the most stunning pair of jade-green eyes she had ever encountered. She could see the rolling hills of Ireland in them and his face was that of a god."
"..."Oh, I do not think do. I will give you plenty of exercise to keep you in shape," Seamus said with raised eyebrows.""
Sequel: Stolen Magic