MAIRE (3) by Linda Windsor, is the Queen of Glennmara, a feisty warrior evenly matched by her hostage, Rowan of Emrys. It was agreed that Maire should take Rowan as a slave, but much to Maire's chagrin, he ended up as her husband-in name only. At first, Maire finds him a coward and his God a strange one. But her love grows as she learns how truly brave he is.
The banter between Glennmara's King and Queen is pure delight, but somewhat overshadowed by the slower-paced story. However, Linda Windsors talent for creating a faraway land and time is flawless.