The Dark One: Dark Knight - The De Russe Legacy

Kathryn Le Veque. Dragonblade Publishing, $27.99 paper (772p) ISBN 978-1-4936-4098-0
In Le Veque's lively novel set in 15th-century England, a battle-weary knight falls for a beautiful lady. After a crushing defeat, Sir Guy Stoneley is imprisoned in the White Tower, leaving his fortress of Mt. Holyoak Castle without adequate defenders. When the fortress is captured by the notorious Dark Knight, aka Gaston de Russe, Lady Stoneley is resigned to face him. But Lady Stoneley is surprised at the knight's tenderness, as she and her sisters suffered much abuse from her husband. As Gaston becomes enamored of Lady Stoneley's beauty and spirit, the two become lovers—with their romantic, sensuous interludes forming one of the highlights of the book. Much of the novel's drama stems from Remington and Gaston's quest to overcome the obstacles that threaten their future together. And as they seek an annulment for Lady Stoneley, their love is truly tested. Le Veque's novel is a winning epic complete with knights and damsels in distress.
Reviewed on: 05/26/2014
Release date: 03/01/2013
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