Lord Lachlan de Douglas, a noble warrior lord known for his uncommon gaze, was the first-line heir to a Clan of Ancient Earth. Possessing power and passion, he defended his clan from destruction during an unjust war of masked vengeance.
Kimberley Kinsale, a diplomat's daughter and a stunningly beautiful fighter pilot, was motivated by honesty and integrity. She knew that her commanding officer, Commander Rama, was stark raving mad. Her life, governed by the intrigue and lies of her commanding officer, hung in the balance.
When Kimberly discovered that Commander Rama had captured the first-line heir to Clan Douglas, she was appalled by her commander's actions and, despite herself, intrigued by the powerfully built enemy lord. Her connections to the ship's rebel underground helped her to implement a daring escape, but in the end she was bleeding and left for dead, and Lachlan a mere breath away from death. In the process necessary to save his life, Lachlan's very being was altered, condemning him to a world of private anguish and torment.
Warned of Commander Rama's intentions to utterly destroy clan Douglas, and having found the information that could prove the Clan's innocence bringing peace once more, Lachlan and Kimberly ventured to Jupiter's moon, where a peace summit was being held. Events, including the death of Lachlan's father and Kimberly's alteration through a forbidden technology, tested the strength of their love and what they believed. They had to fight together to save each other. In the end, Kimberly had to trust Lachlan with her life, her heart, and her very soul.
Unbeknownst to them, even as children, Kimberly and Lachlan's futures were destined to intertwine. It was fascinating to watch how they were brought together without this knowledge, and how their love grew despite all the trials they were forced to endure. I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing story full of twists and turns. I was completely entranced by Lachlan and Kimberly's love for each other, and hope the author considers a sequel, as I would definitely like to continue the adventure with them and their children. DARKSCAPE: THE REBEL LORD is a fulfilling and enjoyable story. It gets a definite thumbs-up from me! I look forward to reading more by this author.
Reviewed by: Cindy Murdoch
© July 2004