Blaired from snycock
" I am Ihovian" he said.
She shook her head. " You cannot be. You are tall and your complexion is fair enough to be Ihovian., but your hair and eyes are too dark to be remotely related to their race", she whispered " You must be trying to trick me because I cannot place you.
This is from a book called "The Heart of Lichien" the first book, of a series in the Sennovia Universe written by T S Clayton. But if you are a Highlander fan she writes HL fan fiction under the name of Tessa Rae.