"powerful crusader romance"
In 1192 in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, a small person sneaks
into the camp of King Richard and his fellow crusaders.
The individual quietly creeps closer to the unguarded tent
of the Lionhearted when Sebastian of Montbourne notices the
sly movements. He intercepts the assassin saving Richard's
life but takes a near fatal stab wound while the slippery
foe escapes into the night.
Zahirah, daughter of the king of the assassins, regrets her
error, as she desperately wants to prove her worth to her
father. To atone for her failure, Zahirah sets in motion a
diabolical plan that will get her inside Richard's camp.
An almost healed Sebastian rescues Zahirah from an
assassin. Shocked that her savior lives, Zahirah and
Sebastian fall in love but she learned from childhood to
detest the Christians and how will he react when he finds
out just whom his beloved is.
BLACK LION'S BRIDE is a powerful crusader romance that
truly depicts star-crossed lovers, as it's prime
protagonists. The lead couple is a delight as neither want
love with the other, especially Zahirah who always hated
Christians. Though her "transformation" from loathing
bigot to caring lover seems difficult to fathom, sub-genre
fans will relish the locale, the differing perspectives,
and the strong story line that displays the tremendous
talent of Tina St. John.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 1, 2002