"A wonderful Medieval set in Wales"
I constantly wonder with the influx of Scottish historicals
that you'd think England and Scotland were the only two
countries in Great Britain. Wales and Ireland have an
amazing history, and I appreciate writers you don't follow
the pack, but go looking for fresh lore, original stories.
Anton does this in the first of a trilogy set in Wales. In
1145, during the turbulent period when Stephen was trying
to control the English crown, Alberic of Chester comes to
the attention of the King. In payment for slaying William
de Leon's son, a baron opposing Stephen's right to the
throne, Stephen raises the bastard-born Alberic to a knight
and gifts him with the barony Camelen Castle. As the new
Lord Camelen, Alberic must deal with the three daughters of
the former baron. He must take one as his lady wife, send
the other to be fostered at Court, and give one unto the
keep of the Church.
Gwendolyn, the middle daughter of the former baron, awaits
the return of her father. When the new knight comes,
without a word, she fears the worst has happen. She learns
both her father and brother died opposing King Stephan and
that this man now bearing the ring of her father, the
Dragon's seal, is the man responsible for their deaths.
Gwendolyn feels compelled to steal the ring back from
Alberic and sets out to use magic. Only, the magic leaves
Gwendolyn open to be seduced by the handsome lord.
I utterly adored Gwendolyn and Alberic, the secret of the
seal and a refreshing story that takes advantage of the
amazing history of Wales. It leaves me eager for the
remaining two sisters' books, for we KNOW the third one
won't want to join the Church!
Posted June 1, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 5, 2006
One Man's Fortune|
From the moment the warrior arrives to claim her and her land, Gwendolyn de Leon's reaction is swift and fierce. She refuses to yield, not to the knight who slew her brother in battle. But Alberic of Chester is a powerfully sensual man, intent on taking what is now rightfully his by king's decree.
One Woman's Destiny
Gwendolyn has one hope for deliverance: invoking a powerful spell with an ancient ring. Yet the seal of the dragon is now on Alberic's finger. To wrest it away and avenge her family's honor, she must seduce him. But will her own heart surrender first?
One Ring to Bind Them