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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373618360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373618361
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lindsay McKenna is the pseudonym of award-winning author Eileen Nauman. With more than 115 titles to her credit and approximately 23 million books sold in 22 countries worldwide, Lindsay is one of the most distinguished authors in the women's fiction genre. She is the recipient of many awards, including six RT Book Reviews awards (including best military romance author) and an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. In 1999, foreseeing the emergence of ebooks, she became the first bestselling women's fiction author to exclusively release a new title digitally.

In recognition of her status as one of the originators of the military adventure/romance genre, Lindsay is affectionately known as "The Top Gun of Women's Military Fiction." Lindsay comes by her military knowledge and interest honestly--by continuing a family tradition of serving in the U.S. Navy. Her father, who served on three different destroyers in the Pacific theater during World War II, instilled a strong sense of patriotism and duty in his daughter.

So, upon graduating high school, Lindsay--already a student pilot--continued the family custom by enlisting in the U.S. Navy and serving three years (1964-67) as an AG3--Aerographer's Mate Third Class (meteorologist).

Since that time Lindsay has kept up her interest in test piloting and training as research for her military romance novels. In pursuit of authenticity, she has undergone high-altitude hyperbaric chamber training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, flown an Air Force T-38 "chase plane" out of  Edwards Air Force Base in California, undertaken two missions (a 12-hour day mission and a five-hour night mission) in an Air Force Strategic Air Command  (SAC) B-52 bomber out of K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan, flown in a Falcon Coast Guard jet from Coast  Guard Miami Air Station in Florida and participated in search-and-rescue helicopter and training missions out of the Coast Guard Port Angeles in Washington.

Naturally, Lindsay's military experience is the backbone of her writing--in addition to being credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983), she has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field. It is, therefore, no surprise that her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are a backdrop for her upcoming Operation: Shadow Warriors series.

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Of course, Lindsay's interests don't end with the military. Research for other novels has pushed her into becoming intimately acquainted with other professions that serve the common good. From 1981 to 1983, she served as a volunteer firefighter with the West Point Volunteer Fire Department in Ohio and helped pioneer the role of female firefighters. And from 1996 to 2000, Lindsay was registered as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic in Arizona--expertise that is reflected in emergency and accident situations in her books.

Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they'd like to see her write next. Visit her website at www.lindsaymckenna.com and blog at http://lindsaymckenna.wordpress.com

Lindsay's Secret Garden Newsletter: sign up for EXCLUSIVE content at her website front page.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on June 2, 2010
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In 1308 Templar Knight Nicholas de Beaufort and his cohorts prayed to the Cathay God not for themselves, but for those who were burning them at the stake. French King Phillip used his army on the Albigensian Crusade killling a million people. However though his body died in the inferno, his spirit and that of his peers survive at the Village of the Clouds. They remain warriors for the Taqe forces of light on the eternal battle against the Tupay forces of the dark.

In the present Mary Anderson has been assigned to find the last two missing spheres to a magical necklace that will bring peace and harmony to mankind. Although he prefers not to return to earth as a mortal, Nicholas understands he must as his task is to protect Mary from the evil Tupay Dark Lord Victor Carancho Guerra and advising her on her efforts to find "Saturn" in her Scottish trek. As they fall in love, Mary and Nicholas seek the final two emeralds with help from her late grandfather, a warrior owned by Victor.

The sixth Warriors for the Light romantic urban fantasy is a wonderful finish to an engaging mythos. The story line is loaded with action yet insures the lead couple is fully developed as they struggle with their quest, a powerful insidious enemy, and love. Fans of the series will enjoy the end of this arc and marvel at Lindsay McKenna setting up the next spin in her saga as she can only write books that are sublime.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2011
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sometimes i wonder why i read lindsay mckenna's books. i suppose it is because i enjoy the mystical elements found in many of her books. that said, i find the romance parts very smarmy and unrealistic. the language/endearments are hokey. the conversations do not sound natural. i also find that authors who churn out book after book get stuck in the same words/phrases. one word i am noticing over and over is the word "sauntered". it seems all of the men do a lot of "sauntering". that word has become overused in mckenna's books. another thing that begins to slip is punctuation/grammar.

i hate to be so critical. i love to read romances for relaxation. like Danielle Steel, mckenna has good story ideas. but the writing isn't great.

i would have given this 3 stars because of the history. but although i looked up some things on the internet, i didn't know about all of the historical mistakes until i read another review.
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By Jody Allen on June 15, 2010
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I have in the past enjoyed Ms Mckenna's books but sadly this one is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Knights Templar and in the first few pages she gets the history so wrong I have to wonder why use them if you can't get the history right. Granted this isn't a historical romance but this kind of sloppy research wouldn't be accepted by a beginning author so why should be accept it form someone of her caliber?

First off Pope Innocent III never had his "own army" that is what the Templar, Hospitallars and the Teutonic knights were all sanctioned for. Secondly the Albignesian cursade occurred in 1209-1229, not 1309. The armies who inflicted this crusade against the Cathars of Southern France were mostly the English army of Simon de Monfort, and the French armies of King Phillip II (not III) and King Louis VII. But it was King Phillip IV who went after the Knights Templar in 1307 in France only, without the permission of Pope Clement V who he later browbeat to agree to the sanction. The Knights Templar weren't disbanded by the Pope until 1312.

Though there were Knights Templar who were Cathars in southern France it was the Templar who helped to protect many of the noble Cathar families during the Albegensian crusade by giving them sanctuary. Templar weren't attacked here nor were they burned during this crusade against the Cathar. The only Templar (Templar is plural not Templars) who were burned at the stake were those 54+ in Paris in 1310 and then in 1314 (not 1309) Jacques de Molay burned at the stake on an island in Seine river near Paris. He burned with only one other Templar brother, the Master of Normandy, Geoffroi de Charney.

It is a sad that an author of her reputation in the romance industry couldn't be bothered to get even the most basic Knights Templar history correct. If you can get beyond the pseudo-history, you might like this book but I found the whole premise from page one suspect and not very entertaining.
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By shirley on March 21, 2014
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Another of her books that captures the heart ..Lindsay McKenna is an awesome writer.
She captures the reader and leads them on a wonderful journey of ups and downs,
the intrigue and suspense, She has a way of pulling you in and not letting go
this is one of like 7 in a series all which are awesome reads...
she leads you to romance and always the "Happy ending "
Why else do we read these stories because we enjoy the fantasy and the thrill of knowing
Fairy tails do come true thru books and movies... :)
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By Stephanie Buford on January 13, 2015
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I thought that this book tied all the stories of the series together. Enjoyed the introduction of the new characters and the blending of the old. The message was very relevant to today's world. Would like to see future installments.
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