Book Review

by Karin Tabke

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1067 Wales

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Tabke's alpha heroes and strong- willed women captivate. Her third Blood Sword Legacy novel is a powerful battle-of-wills love story that resonates with the atmosphere of the era and simmering passion, betrayals and politics that add depth to a stirring tale.

Stefan de Valrey and his
warriors are fighting for King William when they're defeated. With several
of his band held hostage, Stefan vows to free them and gets his chance when he rescues Saxon Princess Arian from rape. Stefan then sweeps the naked woman onto his stallion, intending to hold her hostage in exchange for his incarcerated men.

Fiercely independent and outspoken, Arian had been on her way to meet her betrothed when Stefan saved her, and she extracts a vow from him that her virtue will remain intact. Even when clothed and fighting heated verbal battles, there is a simmering sexual tension between them. Arian craves Stefan's touch, but he cannot surrender until
his men are safe and he can prove to Arian that she is the woman meant for him. (POCKET, Jun., 380 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: POCKET

Published: June 2009

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4.5 Stars

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The best of the Blood Sword Legacy by far!

Submitted by Artemis on July 8, 2010 - 11:30am.

The best of the Blood Sword Legacy by far! If the prologue alone doesn't grab hold of your heart, then it is cold as steel.

"Give her only to the man of her choosing. And make him swear he holds her life more precious than his own." - Branwen, mother of Arianrhod, speaking her last words to her husband, Hylcon.

Stefan de Valrey is the lone Blood Sword left, albeit severely wounded, after a horrendous battle in which his sworn brothers are captured and one is missing altogether. He stumbles upon the lovely Welsh princess, Arianrhod "Arian", whom he uses as a hostage to barter with to set his brothers free. What unfolds is a magnificent tale of deception, revelation and unfilled desires. It leaves you begging for the next chapter in the Blood Sword Legacy; wanting to know what happened to Rhys.

This is a keeper.