How to Train Your Knight by Stella Marie Alden *Review
Posted by brriske
Year of our Lord, 1276.
In the hours just before dawn, blasphemous curses echo throughout the stone manor. A knife clatters to the floor and a feisty young widow is bound, blindfolded, and led to the marriage alter. The king couldn’t possibly have sanctioned this farce of a marriage, could he? After all, she alone transformed a few mud huts and starving serfs into a flourishing town, never once hesitating to pay generous taxes to his royal kingdom. Abandon her beloved people to be ruled by her new husband, an ignorant Templar knight? Never! the Lady Ann vows.
A murderous witch for a wife? The Beast of Thornhill finds himself in the middle of either a cruel jest or an evil conspiracy. After returning from the Holy wars, he accepts bestowment of a small parcel of land in return for saving King Edward’s life. But the reward comes with a warning regarding the estate’s mistress. Despite his insatiable attraction to the black-haired beauty, he allows her time to warm to him while observing her strange, forward-thinking ways. But when all is on the line, will he stand by her through the inquisition or will they both hang for her secrets?
This book was ok. I really couldn’t get into it. Marcus is wondering what he has got his self into to. When his fellow knights bring down the witch. Marcus knows what has to be done and he knows Ann must stay alive to. Ann wants no part of this but will she be able to keep emotions from getting in the way? Will Marcus be able to let the past really be the past or will things come back to crush him? I just couldn’t get a good grasp on the characters. I will give this a 3.5 fang review.