Publication Date: April 24th, 2012
Publisher: Random House
Reviewed By: Amber I.
For the first time in hardcover, here is #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s novella Into the Dreaming, a tale of Highland fantasy, star-crossed lovers, and the timeless manipulation of the ancient, immortal Unseelie king. This is Moning at her romantic, funniest finest.
Free him from his ice-borne hell . . .
Stolen from his beloved home in the Highlands of Scotland, imprisoned in the Unseelie king’s dark, frosty kingdom, Aedan MacKinnon endured centuries of torture before becoming the icy, emotionless Vengeance, the dark king’s dispatcher of death and destruction in the mortal realm.
And in his century you both may dwell . . .
Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee has always believed that she was born in the wrong century, but she’s managed to make a decent enough life for herself—if only she could stop having those recurring dreams about a man too perfect to exist.
In the Dreaming you have loved him . . .
Haunted every night of her life by a devastatingly sexy Highlander who comes to her while she sleeps, Jane tries to write him out of her head and heart. As a child he protected her, as a woman he loves her.
Now in the Waking you must save him . . .
When an ancient tapestry bearing the likeness of her beloved Highlander arrives on her doorstep, Jane is whisked back in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, to the castle of Dun Haakon on the isle of Skye, where she is given one chance to save her dream lover . . . or lose him forever to the Unseelie king.
Caught in a deadly game between the light and dark courts of the Fae, Jane must find a way through the ice to the heart of her Highander. But will the love of one mortal woman be enough to defeat such ancient and ruthless immortal enemies?
Into the Dreaming is shorter then her other novels but it had everything we have come to love in our Highlanders. I love the couple in this story. Especially Aedan. He comes with all ton of baggage. Mainly he was help captured by the Unseelie King for 500 years and now only thinks of himself as Vengeance. After 500 years, he gets one month in the real world where he has to find love and to be loved or else he will the Unseelie Kings forever.
Jane is a struggling writer who has had dreams about Aedan all her life. One night she gets a package and suddenly finds herself in another time and with her dream boyfriend there. But he is not the same as he was. She figures out she has one month to break through to Aedan and make him love her or he will be lost forever.
Its just one of those angtsy love stories. Also I was getting totally sexually frustrated with Jane. Anytime she got close to finally sealing the deal Aedan would take off. And we all know me, I love a story where the guy is hard to get and the women has her work cut out for her.
Its an awesome story!! And if you haven't yet read KMM's Highlander books, its a good place to start!