Welcome to Medieval Monday! We're in our third week with the theme of Bad Guys and Villains. Have you been following along? I'm delighted to have my dear friend and talented author, Barbara Bettis here in the Tavern today. She's sharing a snippet from her wonderful medieval story For This Knight Only.
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“My lord.” He wasted no words. “The king lives.”
Eyelids lowered to a slit, John watched him. “So I learned not two days past,” he at last said, softly. “Why?”
“I was wounded, my lord, and I—”
“Did I ask about your health? I referred to the outcome of the attack.”
Paxton shook his head. He eased his aching arm to rest on his bent knee. “God knows.
The plan appeared to work. The king’s party was separated from the rest of the group. The fools actually went hunting. When we attacked, Cantleigh moved his men in from behind, as planned. Then something happened. A noise—a shout. It alerted the king’s men.”
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He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him. If only either had a choice. It’s a marriage only love can save.
Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.
Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged, over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she must wed him. Especially since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises for her new all-too-tempting lord.
But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation. Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.
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