National bestselling author Lynn Kurland takes a bold step forward with this stunning novel that beautifully captures the majesty of the Medieval period. Set near the Scottish border, it is the breathtaking story of two lost souls who find in each other a reason to live again, to laugh again, and to love for the first time.
In this character-driven medieval romance that transcends category, Kurland (Stardust of Yesterday) spins a sometimes magical, sometimes uproariously funny, sometimes harsh and brutal tale of two people deeply wounded in body and soul who learn to love and trust each other. Knight Christopher, Dragon of Blackmour, honors a friend's dying wish and marries his pitiable sister. Christopher doesn't care who he marries; in fact, since losing his sight, he doesn't care about much of anything. His bride, Gillian of Warewick, is a frightened child-woman with no sense of self-worth, as her father's beaten it out of her. To the author's credit, no deus ex machina appears to heal these lovers; neither has she chosen to tell another version of Beauty and the Beast. Savor every word; this one's a keeper. (Aug.)