"A good medieval romance"
In 1371 THE SCOUNDREL Gawain Lammergeier offers for sale
what his father stole years ago from its locale in
Inverfyre, Scotland, the Titulus Croce. Lady Elspeth near
death informs her daughter Evangeline that her father died
over the theft and that the legendary icon will affirm her
unborn grandson's rightful place and bring prosperity to
the area. Evangeline vows to make it right.
Evangeline catches up to Gawain and seduces him, but when
he awakens the next morning the Titulus Croce is gone.
Angry that he was duped by sex, albeit the best he ever
had, Gawain goes after the female scoundrel who stole his
prize possession. Gawain catches up to her and so begins a
contest of wits and some physical interplay between two
obstinate individuals who fail to see that Aphrodite may
have solved the issue of ownership as love has entered the
Fans of fourteenth century Scottish romances will enjoy the
battle of sexes due to the lead characters, both heroic and
rogues in their own ways. The prime plot is clever and the
war of words fun, however the rotating chapters first
person narrative seems to slow down the action even as it
enables the audience to better understand the principal
protagonists. Claire Delacroix provides an engaging
whimsical tale that an appreciative audience will cherish.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 1, 2003