Padruig returns to take his rightful
place as Laird, only to find the castle and family are in
chaos. The ghost of his dead sister is haunting him, his
remaining sister was promised to a sadistic monster and
there is a bad laird sending the clan into ruin. In order
to take back control, Padruig makes a deal with a
neighboring clan for support, but in exchange, he must marry
the willful Aimili.
Aimili loves her horses and is happy to
live her life taking care of them instead of running the
castle as is expected. She had dreamed of marrying Padruig
nearly all her life, but the reality is nothing like she
expected. Padruig sees her as a child and deserving of more
than his scarred and unworthy self.
While Padruig and Aimili try to find
their way through the situation life has thrown them into,
they discover that there is more to their problems than they
thought. A dangerous magical creature has escaped from a
hidden land called Paroseea and is intent to cause havoc and
take his revenge on Padruig.
The story lines here are complicated and the first part of
A Lost Touch of Magic is hard to get into.
But the more I read, the more I got into the story and
wanted to know what happened next. Padriug’s self-hatred is
a bit tiresome, but Aimili is an excellent character and fun
to read about. I expected to hate this book and ended up
really enjoying the resolution. Not a light read, but