Review : Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
I suppose this should come under the heading of review redux, but since I’ve never actually reviewed this wonderful book before, I can’t really classify it that way. This is a re-read on my part, or rather a revisit with an old favorite.
In Son of the Morning, Linda Howard wraps a story of contemporary murder and intrigue within and around a saga of historical legend and a romance that surpasses time and convention.
Howard brings a unique spin to the legend of the Knights of the Templar. That, added to the contemporary complications of murder, intrigue, socio-political conspiracy with the undertones of a romance that spans seven centuries and you have quite the wild ride.
When Grace St. John, a scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts stumbles upon a cache of documents that seem to lead to an ancient Celtic treasure, she also stumbles into a hornet’s nest of trouble that robs her of everything she has ever known. From the day her life changes forever, Grace must first learn to survive and then to complete a quest to stop the evil that put the whole chaotic process in motion. During that quest, she discovers something so fantastic, so surreal, that she can’t help believe its possibility. It is that faith and courage that allow her to take a step that may just give her the reckoning she desires.
With Son of the Morning, Howard has – in my opinion- defied any particular genre definition. It has the suspense and romance that Howard brings to so many of her novels, but beyond that, it is simply a wonderful tale of “what if”. If this wonderful book hasn’t crossed your path yet, you really must check it out.
Review by Brenda Seward