Linda Howard’s Son of the Morning is a lot of things: romantic suspense, time-travel adventure, paranormal. But mostly, it’s the story of one woman’s transformation from innocent academic to street-smart survivor. Her love interest, medieval warrior Black Niall, is really more of a reward for suffering through a really, really crappy year.
Even at the novel’s opening, Grace is no dummy. For example, she’s conversant in several convenient languages, including Old French, Old English, Latin, and Greek. But rather than working in a traditional university position, she works for the Amaranthine Potere Foundation, a crazy rich organization that funds everything from the most prestigious digs to the smaller projects that fill in the smaller gaps in the historical record. Even better, her husband and her brother work there as well. It’s basically the perfect gig—so of course, there’s something very, very wrong.