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"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

SUMMARY

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

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Midnight Magic
(Magic Trilogy: Book 1)
by Shari Anton

Warner Books (Forever)
December 1, 2005
Available: December 1, 2005
ISBN #0446614661
EAN #9780446614665
368 pages
Paperback
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