I, Lochan of the famed Féyes clan, know all about fighting.
As a half-breed Elf, I have struggled against prejudice and feelings of inadequacy.
A recluse by nature, I have battled my aversion to touch and interaction with others.
To become an assassin of The Order, I have learnt to overcome the limitations of my mind and body.
But denying the power Ervyn Morryés holds over me might be the one fight I lose. The truth is—damn it all—the relentless Highlander brings me to my knees.
Point of view:
First Person. All from Lochan’s POV.
While some of the shorts in the Order Universe are stand alone – The Highlander is one of several connected tales that should be read in order, staring with The Mutt.
Even given that I don’t often connect with short stories, I really liked The Mutt. I absolutely loved The Highlander. Taking place a few months later, the story continues from Lochan’s point of view. He’s grown physically and emotionally closer to Ervyn and it frightens Lochan, especially as the time draws close for their military assignments to take them in different directions. I continue to be impressed by Bacon’s writing and world building.
Not exactly a cliffhanger, but ends on an HFN and book 3, The Scouts, hasn’t been released yet 😩. Book 2.5, Twenty-One Arrow Salute is Verhan’s story and will have to tide me over.
About the author:
A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.
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My Favorite Quotes
In a startling moment of clarity, with his fingers running through my hair, it occurred to me that just as he considered me his centre, I’d found mine in him. – The Highlander by @kasia_bb #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet
Instinct told me it would be the most meaningful promise of my life—even if we couldn’t yet bring ourselves to name the commitment. – The Highlander by @kasia_bb #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet
At times, he felt, smelt and tasted like my fate. At others—my biggest mistake. – The Highlander by @kasia_bb #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet