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Highlander: The Path (90’s Series Book Review)

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After finishing the Highlander Series for about the 4th time, I stumbled across Highlander: The Path, a book by Rebecca Neason.

The book is part of a series of books, containing all-new original stories, based on the 1990’s Highlander TV Series.

Is The Path worth reading?

Yes.

I read it after watching season 6 of Highlander, just as the cool vibes were evaporating.

There were no more montages, Richie wasn’t calling in on Mac anymore, and the swords were given over to rust.

The Path took me back to that world, and a key reason for its success was the author’s ability to capture the personalities of our heroes.

This book isn’t epic, or grand, in any sense. In-fact, it’s best described as a good episode, that you’re reading, rather than watching. -And that’s why I like it, because that’s exactly how it should be.

If you’re looking for more Highlander TV Series, you’ll find a small slice of it here.

What is Highlander The Path about?

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Highlander: The Path, represents a small part of the journey to Duncan MacLeod’s current enlightened state. It’s about his inner growth, following his exposure to the philosophies of the Dalai Lama.

The book is about Duncan’s travels through Tibet, as he bids to escape the memories of too many European wars. And, just like the show, it’s about the code of ethics we all choose to live by.

I’ll leave it there… because you’ll want to read the book for the rest.

Hey, Mac… Mac? Rebecca Neason’s The Path

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Highlander The Path – Front Cover

I was really impressed with Rebecca’s voicing, and story telling. Once-in-a-while, I’d read a line which was quite profound; more than I was expecting from a tie-in TV book.

The characters in the book feel true to the characters in the Series. And it feels like you’re learning a little more about who they are.

I did chuckle while reading Rebecca’s physical description of MacLeod in a few spots, and wondered how much of it was artistic licence, and how much, genuine attraction. Either way, the author appears passionate about the subject matter, which really brings it to life.

I write this review to save you time and money; hopefully pointing out one of the better books in the series. The Path was enjoyable and easy to read. It had the charm, drama, and coolness of the Highlander TV Series, and I’m happy to recommend it.

What are your thoughts on The Path, and the other Highlander books in the series?

Images used byway of review. Photo’s taken by the Old Cynic

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