3.5 stars. Fans of Moning's Fever series are going to like this one. So far, The Dark Highlander has felt the most like a crossover between the two series. Even though this series pre-dates Fever, I find myself enjoying it even more knowing the connection between the two. I'm glad that I read Fever first.This book was a rare treat in the world of highlanders and time travel. I was pleased that the time travel went both ways between present day and the 16th century.Dageus was definitely my favorite of all the Highlanders so far. How do you not like a man that is as comfortable in a 16th century kilt as he is in a modern day clothes? He is able to flawlessly adapt between the two worlds. Even better is the story of his dark past, leaving him shrouded in mystery to the young Chloe Zanders. I'm not a fan of waist length hair, but hey, I'll give it a pass in this instance. At least it's black hair, so I'm shielded from any bad mental Fabio images (*shudders with dread*).Can't wait to see Dageus make his appearance in Moning's final installment of the Fever series, Shadowfever. I'm anticipating an interesting MacKeltar clan crossover!