A wonderful and endearing medieval tale of loss and love."
Reviewed by Mandy Burns
Posted November 17, 2009
Noel de Servian is a war-weary knight ready to take hold of his future and find a home to call his own, something that's been missing in his life since his parents' death. He will always be eternally grateful to be part of Lord Challon's Black Dragon sons; they fostered him and gave him a family when all was lost. For his many years of serving as one of King Edwards' English knights, Noel is finally getting his greatest wish, which he hopes will help him feel complete. Unfortunately, the road he travels is a long one and only getting longer; his horse has taken off leaving him in pain on the frozen ground during a blizzard in a foreign land. He can't help wondering if surviving some of the worst horrors in life will all be for naught.
Lady Skena MacIan is a strong and determined Scottish lass working to keep her people safe and fed during time of war. Her husband died during one of the worst battles in English history leaving her alone to protect her twins and what is hers. Her children are very precious to her, so when she is unable to find them on a cold, blizzard-filled night, she begins a search she prays is a successful one. As she comes upon her lost children, they are unable to contain their glee that the Winter Goddess has finally granted their wish of bringing them a strong brave knight to keep them safe. Though skeptical that her children know what they are talking about, Skena follows them to a lump of snow hardly believing what she sees. Below a layer of snow does indeed lay a knight.
This is the third book in the Black Dragon series and Deborah MacGillivray once again endears you to the magic of her characters from the first page to the last with this tale of loss and love. Absolutely magnificent!
I couldn't put this one down! Thanks for another enjoyable read. I've got my Ladies of Romance at the nursing home putting this one on their read list for the December. Now I better send Christina to rescue Michael. I've had him hanging in a smokehouse while reading instead of writing. Poor man.
I appreciate you letting me know. I have been getting such positive feedback on Noel and Skena. To precious moments in a hectic business.
Must not leave the poor lad hanging!
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