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The bravest of heroes. The brashest of rebels. The boldest of lovers. These are the men who risk their hearts and their souls - for the passionate women who dare to love them....

He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival - and salvation - lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who finds him. Who nurses him back to health. And who calms the restless demons in his soul.... 

A legendary love

Lorelai will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. 

Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who's been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms?

©2018 Kerrigan Byrne (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Linda E
  • 02-09-2018

Tough Love

Kerrigan Byrne has written a novel that is so believable and emotional I could not put it down. The language is a little rough, but in order to demonstrate a gruff background of the hero it is necessary. I started reading this series years ago, and had forgotten some of the characters that ended up being key to Ashes story, my amnesia, so as he remembered so did I. This was the best of the series. I went back to see how I had rated the others, I also gave them 5 star ratings.

The book cover does not reflect how I see the characters in my mind, so don't expect a clean cut fellow with a seductive heroine. Ashe would be a tattoo covered man with scars physically and mentally embedded in his demeanor. Lorelai also has her own scars and the two heal each other through the story. This book contains all the elements to keep you reading, love, hate, anger, suspense, sex and intrigue.

The icing on the cake was Derek Perkins narration. He is my absolute favorite narrator. He made every character come to life with the raw emotion intended. I go out of my way to listen to books he reads and I am never disappointed. Although, I don't think it is necessary for you to read the previous books in this series to enjoy book 6, you will appreciate the ending more fully if you have. As I said before, I have given the entire series a 5 star rating. Kerrigan and Perkins are a grand slam!

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  • Dasi H
  • 02-09-2018

Page turner!!

Do not start this book before going to bed, you WILL be up all night reading! The Rook the pirate introduced at the end of "The Scot Beds his Wife", has come back after 20 years to reclaim his childhood love and saviour Lorelei.
"Ash, had promised to return to her 20 years ago, but disappeared. In those years he had become a dark and broken man! But Lorelei will do what it takes to find the boy she loved!!
So many secrets revealed in this book!! IT IS WORTH 2 Credits.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-2018

Wild Ride!

Holy Morley! This book starts with a bang and never lets up, not even until the end. So many questions from previous books in the series get answered. Old beloved friends make cameos, with every detail is so beautifully woven into the story and interlaced perfectly with previous books in the series, it causes one's mind to run a movie.. I can't say this is the best book in the series, because they are all good, but it's darn close. So much heart. So much action. So much love. So much redemption. So perfect. Derek Perkins is magnificent, as always, especially with accents.

Note to Miss Byrne: I'd like to see Inspector Morley get some love too. ;0)

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  • Jody in Minneapolis
  • 16-09-2018

Another Stellar Read From Ms Byrne!!

Another incredible book from Kerrigan and Derek! I listened to it in 1 day as I couldn't stop listening. The dark, tortured soul of Kerrigan's heroes emerges again as the Rook (Ash) has his own story with his beloved Lorelai. If I wrote anymore it would give away the mystery and the secrets revealed at the end.

It's totally worth the wait and the credit. You must get this one but you need to read/hear Book 1, The Highlander to set the story.

I love Derek Perkins!!

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  • Karina08
  • 11-09-2018

Too wonderful!!

I can’t wait for the next book to come out next year! I’m addicted! Fabulous writing, characters and narrator!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-03-2020

2nd Chance meeting

Lorelei a 14 yr old girl finds a young man beaten and left for dead in a shallow grave. She, her father and brother brings him home and months later he is healing. He doesn’t know who he is so the come up with the name Ashe! So as he heals he is know as Ashe Weatherstone! He tells Lorelei that he will return just as the Sunsets in the West. He leaves with her brother and never returns. 20 years later Lorelei is getting ready to marry to pay her brothers debts when the person she never thought to see again takes her away. A wonderful story with heartache, finding oneself and love. A great narrator!

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  • Lady Di
  • 15-09-2019

Best of the Best

What can I say. I absolutely love Kerrigan Byrne and Derek Perkins. The two are like spun gold. I only wish they would put out more books. I love how a lot of the past characters came in to play in this one. We finally find out who the Rook really is. I think Kerrigan is the most incredible author to ever grace paper. She’s got more talent in her little finger than most authors that have best sellers. Please give this series a try. You WONT be disappointed. Thank you Kerrigan for your talent and thank you Derek for your incredible acting and voice distinctions. Your truly the best. Now please PLEASE please more from both of you!!!!!!

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  • Holly
  • 05-11-2018

Exceptional

Wonderfully engaging story! Enjoyed from beginning to end. Finished in 1 weekend because I couldn’t put it down.

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  • Nancy.
  • 10-09-2018

Entertaining

Enjoyed listening to this being read to me. I have had eye surgery and only can use one eye until I have second surgery, so audio has helped a lot but not all books are worth it.
This book was!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-10-2021

That Girl Is a Twit!

I read The Highwayman and I enjoyed that story so I decided to read The Dragon Tattoo. It wasn't just the main character was such a twit...she was truly ignorant and unbelievably stupid. I kept telling Alexa to skip to next chapter...very little action...just talk, talk, talk and commiserate over every single issue that came up. I am sorry but it was not a believable story...no one could be that boring and insipid.

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  • kfkf
  • 13-07-2021

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This is a great one! I’m so glad I found this author. The hero is dark and dangerous, but unlike many men of this genre, he isn’t an arrogant ass. The heroine doesn’t have a huge personality, but there’s enough excitement in the boot to make up for it. The narrator is super talented

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  • Alex
  • 21-01-2021

A must read!

Another wonderful Gothic tale of treachery, love and redemption.

The story begins with the gentle and disabled 14 year old Lorelai finding the nearly dead Ash and gently nurturing him back to life. He is a man with no name, no past, no memories and is racked at night by demons.

Only after a short time they are cruelly separated; and this is the story of how Ash transforms into The Rook, the "King of the Sea", his determination to find his way back to Lorelai and ultimately how they save each other.

It is truly a wonderful love story with great characters and what I found particularly good was how the author brought the story back to the beginning and filled in all the missing pieces to a fascinating puzzle.

Again, I can't wait to read the final chapter in the Victorian Rebels series.

As ever Derek Perkins narrates the story and he captures the essence of all the characters so beautifully.

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  • Claire
  • 26-11-2020

brilliant, bri)pliant, brilliant

Loved every second of it. I couldn't stop listening. I think this one was my favourite so far. I loved every one of the series. Derek Perkins is brilliant he makes the stories even better. Now on to the next and last one. But I wish there would be more of this series. .

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