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The Highland Guard Series

  • Spoiler Alert! Why did you do *that* in The Saint?

    Stop if you haven’t read The Saint!

    Monica has received a handful of emails wondering why William Gordon (aka Templar) had to die in The Saint. This is adapted from a few of her responses:

    Although like most readers, I love romance for the escape, the stories I enjoy and those I want to write have to be grounded in reality. I want to feel as if this *could* really have happened. Given that this was an incredibly long and bloody war–and that these warriors would not just have been in the thick of it, but doing the most dangerous jobs possible–it felt too improbable to me that all of them would escape unscathed. No matter how extraordinary they are as warriors, they aren’t supermen. I think it was Magnus who points out that Gordon’s death reminded them that they were not invincible.

    Black powder would have been a very inexact and dangerous science at the time, so I actually planned for Gordon to be “the one” from the beginning. But that being said, when the time came it was much harder to do than I expected. Writing those scenes was really tough. I wanted to take the easy way out and have him miraculously survive, but it wouldn’t have been true to the story. A large part of what makes these guys such amazing heroes to me (like all soldiers, firefighters, first responders, etc.) is the level of risk/danger they take on, and I felt like these guys, like all teams of warriors, deserve a story that does the danger and difficulty of what they do justice.

  • What is the order of the Highland Guard Series and how many books are there?

    There are twelve books in the Highland Guard series plus two e-novellas set in the world of the Highland Guard:

    The Chief
    The Hawk
    The Ranger
    The Viper
    The Saint
    The Recruit
    The Hunter
    Knight (e-novella)
    The Raider 
    The Arrow 
    The Striker

    The Rock
    The Rogue (novella)
    The Ghost

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  • Why did Arthur Campbell leave the Highland Guard? Will he be coming back?

    Arthur was forced to leave the guard when Bruce decided to plant him as a spy in the enemy camp. Tor MacLeod is the only guardsman who knows the truth in the beginning, but eventually the others are told. You can find out the full story in The Ranger (Arthur’s story).

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  • When will you write [fill in the blank]’s story of the Highland Guard?

    After twelve books and two novellas, the Highland Guard series is now complete. I appreciate all the questions that I’ve received on Facebook and Twitter about writing more stories set in the world of the Highland Guard. I don’t have any immediate plans to write more stories, but never say never!

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  • Will you be writing a story for each member of the Highland Guard?

    The Highland Guard series is now complete. Most–but not all–the Guardsmen have a book. I don’t want to give away any spoilers to new readers of the series, but you can see the full list of Highland Guard stories on my bookshelf

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