The Last Warrior
From the mists of time, people have had legends about lost peoples, lost tribes, and lost civilizations. Karen Kay has chosen her topic well, brought forth legend and times when they were honoured. The Last Warrior is an intensely beautiful book, written on a backdrop of the 1890’s west, Karen takes us on a voyage of discovery with a young brave who has values not understood in the white world. Black Lion is led on a quest that leads him not only to Europe, but to the very one he seeks. There, yet unknown at the time, he finds the meaning of love. Too preoccupied to do anything but his job, the revelations come to him later when he finds a pregnant and very lost Suzette in The Song Bird’s tent. Known for her voice, Irena has followed Bill Hickcock and his show to America, she has her own agenda, her own quest, but when Suzette joins her, and when Black Lion comes into the mix, then the world spins, and thunder rolls, and only the gods can know what might come from the mix.
The Last Warrior has a rich background, a wealth of beautiful scenery, a host of magnetic characters, and a story you will not be able to put down. The tension and attraction that flares between Suzette and Black Lion is riddled with passion and desire. From their first accidental meeting in England when he proposes marriage, to her acceptance of his proposal in her aunt’s tent at the Wild West Show in the US, We are rooting for them both as we learn of the circumstances, of the bond, and of the sacrifices each are willing to make for the other. Only when you finish the book will you understand. This is a book of depth and sensitivity as well as being a wonderful romance. The Last Warrior will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as the terms of the quest are outlined, and the players take their places in the drama to come. Only then does Karen Kay allow the readers to see the possible ending, and even then keeps one on the edge of the seat until the end. The Last Warrior makes room and stands among the books by authors like Madeline Baker, Susan Edwards, and Cassie Edwards… The Last Warrior is a book you will read over and over again, and a great addition to your keeper shelf.
Yours in good reading,
Praise for the novels of Karen Kay
“Captures the heart and soul of the American Indian.”—The Best Reviews
“A beautiful way of thrusting the world wide open to your senses.”—The Literary TimesPraise for THE LAST WARRIOR
“Kay creates an ideal finish to her fascinating series!”—Romantic Times
“The Last Warrior is a not to be missed story in the tales of the tribes living in the land of the mists. Karen Kay has penned another winner.”—Cata Romance
“Karen Kay has gifted us with a beautiful conclusion to an enchanting series. Every Karen Kay novel leaves me wanting more and The Last Warrior is no exception. Take this journey of the heart. You’ll be glad you did.”—Fresh Fiction
Heide Katros, reviewer/columnist
The Last Warrior is an achingly beautiful love story between a Lakota Indian and an English opera singer. Black Lion is a man on a mission, a masterful lover with the heart of his namesake, and the pride and integrity that are a part of his upbringing. Ms. Kay offers us a glimpse into Native American tradition and keeps their history alive with her vivid accounts of their beliefs and lore in this novel set during the time of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. The story touched me so deeply that I feel that words are inadequate. My best advice is to read for yourself.
From ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE: 4 Stars — Rated at HOT
Kay’s series, about the legendary clans of the mists, concludes with an entertaining love story set against the backdrop of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The unique setting adds to the romantic plot, with its colorful characters and circus atmosphere. Kay creates an ideal finish to her fascinating series.
And from reviewer, Lucele Coutts:
THE LAST WARRIOR Karen Kay
Don’t miss this one! The Last Warrior is the last and best of this powerful series. Always vigilant, Karen Kay tells his story in the same caring way, revealing the truth of the native American, who lives so close to nature it is easy to accept and explain the paranormal as part of the every day events in his life..
Their sweet harmony could tame the wrath of a god… or separate them forever.
THE LOST CLAN, BOOK 4
Black Lion was sent into the real world to break the curse that dooms his clan to a half-life in the mists. Yet no matter how many times he has shown an enemy mercy, the Thunderer’s spell remains intact.
In his beseeching prayers, he hears a song that leads him to join Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show on its travels to London. There he encounters the daughter of two opera singers—the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. A woman already engaged to another man.
Months later, Suzette Joselyn travels to America, a woman changed. Friendless, abandoned by her former fiancé—and pregnant—she finds it impossible to refuse the gentle Lakota Sioux’s proposal to save her child from being born a bastard. Even if it means flashing a pistol to force a reluctant parson to marry them.
Yet her brave new husband is consumed with a mission that may force him to choose between his people and the woman he loves. For the Thunderer is waiting, watching for the perfect time to work his evil deed.
Warning: Sensual scenes that may make you want to make a little sweet music with the one you love. Happily ever after could ensue. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.