Disgraced and banished from England many years ago, Gray de Valence returns as a powerful knight swearing vengeance on those responsible for his shame.

Juliana Welles is the despair of her parents, for though her skills as a herbalist and healer are of much use for the demesne, she is cursed with a tongue that can slice a body to ribbons.

When Juliana and Guy meet, words and sparks fly. Where is the gentle wooing of a knight versed in courtly love? Rather than sweet nothings whispered in her ear, Juliana gets a mud fight, a soaking in the laundry tub and a rough ride over Guy's shoulder. As the the two battle each other with words, a madwoman plots to put their lives in jeopardy.

LORD OF THE DRAGON is a delightful, sparkling romance between a provocative female and an arrogant knight. SENSUAL (Sept., 340 pp., $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond