"An evocative, timeless saga of love and betrayal, it has rivalry and treachery enough for any ‘Game of Thrones’ aficionado..."
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The Du Lac Chronicles
Mary Anne Yarde
A generation after Arthur Pendragon ruled, Briton lies fragmented into warring kingdoms and principalities.
Eighteen-year-old Alden du Lac ruled the tiny kingdom of Cerniw. Now he half-hangs from a wooden pole, his back lashed into a mass of bloody welts exposed to the cold of a cruel winter night. He’s to be executed come daybreak—should he survive that long.
When Alden notices the shadowy figure approaching, he assumes death has come to end his pain. Instead, the daughter of his enemy, Cerdic of Wessex, frees and hides him, her motives unclear.
Annis has loved Alden since his ill-fated marriage to her Saxon cousin—a marriage that ended in blood and guilt—and she would give anything to protect him. Annis’s rescue of Alden traps them between a brutal Saxon king and Alden’s remaining allies. Meanwhile, unknown forces are carefully manipulating the ruins of Arthur’s legacy.
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Book Extract from The Du Lac Chronicles
“I was informed my bride to be had absconded with an escaped prisoner. I did not realise the prisoner was you.”
“Well, now you do.”
“Alden, you could be a little more pleasant, considering you are in my country and you are hoping to convince me to loan you a boat. I have a good mind to send you back to Wessex.”
“Oeric had the same idea.”
“Did he? Well, I can’t say I am surprised. What happened to your arm?”
Annis thought Alden would refuse to answer but then he sighed heavily, as if he was fed up with the hostility. “A wound, courtesy of Oeric's archers.”
“They let loose at you?”
“Yes, who would have thought? And them being such good allies of mine and everything.”
“One day your sarcasm is going to get you killed.”
“My sarcasm? I have thought of many reasons why Wessex wanted me dead, but I never considered sarcasm. Thanks for clearing that up.”
Winner -- N.N.Light Award for Best Romance 2016
Bronze Medal Winner -- Circle Of Books Rings Of Honor Awards 2016
Semifinalist -- The Golden Box Book Publishing Golden Book Award 2017
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