"Engaging medieval romance"
In 1150 North York Moors, Christian La Croix known as the
Slayer for his ferocity at war, saves his newborn's life by
cutting the infant out of his dying wife's body. He blames
himself for Genrose's death because she was doing fine in
her labor until the midwife arrived. Though he saved the
child, everyone concludes that he murdered Genrose as the
omen predicted nine months ago from the blood all over him,
the shape of Genrose's body, and his battle reputation.
Simon needs a wet nurse so the arrival of Clarise DuBoise
is most fortuitous though Christian believes she has a
hidden motive. Her stepfather Ferguson, using her mother
and sister as pawns, has ordered Clarise to poison the
Slayer. However, upon meeting Simon and quickly realizing
that Christian is a man of honor, she cannot do the
dastardly deed. As they fall in love, she admits what she
intended to do. Instead of tossing her out, Christian
plans to defeat Ferguson and his allies without any harm
coming to his beloved's family.
DANGER'S PROMISE is an engaging medieval romance that
features a wonderful hero, who is misunderstood as a Slayer
instead of the compassionate caring person that he is.
Only Clarise sees the truth about Christian, a fabulous
lead character. Insight into the twelfth century church is
fascinating and vividly described by Marliss Moon, but on
the other hand tends to slow down the pace of the prime
tale. Still, if this novel is any promise of her works to
come this is one author that will reach the medieval moon.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 23, 2002
Christian de la Croix desires a better life for his son
than what he had. Yet Simon is already at a disadvantage.
His father is the notorious Slayer, a man whose reputation
causes peasants to cross themselves in terror. His mother
is dead—some say killed by the Slayer's own hand. Poor
little Simon is in peril of dying, and Christian is
helpless to prevent it.
With auspicious timing, a wetnurse appears at Christian's
castle. Could she be an angel of mercy, her hair the color
of heaven's fire? Or is she a spy sent by his enemy,
Ferguson? Only one thing is certain: her creamy breasts,
her haughty speech and bold demeanor ignite in Christian a
feverish desire to claim her for himself.
Clarise du Bois has been given an ultimatum. She must
infiltrate the Slayer's castle and kill the man, else her
mother and sisters will be hanged. Yet how is she to kill
the father of a helpless babe, especially when he is not
the bloodthirsty warrior she expected? His hungry gaze
draws her like a moth to flame. His skill with a sword
steals her breath. Dare she hope she has found a champion
to challenge her stepfather? Or will the Slayer strike her
down for pretending to be something she is not?