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on 22 October 2013
Although it was a good read, it was nothing new. Same old same old. Lionheart an English knight was ordered by Prince Edward to take Cragdon Castle. And of course there's a female. Once the castle had been seized he eventually seized the lady of the keep, Vanora who is Welch and hates the English, for good reason since they're taking her country and lands. As usual there's an enemy(what's a medieval romance without one)Venora was promised by her father to Daffid and he of course wants the land and Venora who is part of the parcel.

In the meantime, Lionheart is sexually obsessed with Vanora, and the story goes on to her resisting and he lustfully pressing on, and she eventually caving in, acting like she didn't want him.. Meh!

Same rinky-dink foolishness. Lots a sex that became annoying at times.
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VINE VOICEon 4 March 2004
Lionheart had been ordered by Prince Edward to take Cragdon Castle. That siege was where he first met the White Knight. However, once the castle had been claimed, the White Knight was nowhere to be found. Instead there was the lady of the keep, Vanora. The earlier battle had allowed cover for the escape of Daffid of Deverell and the White Knight. Lionheart soon had a vendetta against the elusive White Knight. In the meantime, Lionheart found himself obsessed with Vanora. His honor refused to allow him to simply claim her as the spoils of war. She was loyal to Wales and Llewelyn. He was loyal to England and Prince Edward. To have her, he would have to marry her.
Lord Rhys of Cragdon, Vanora's father, had died the Winter before. His warriors were now loyal to Vanora. But they were no match for Lionheart's forces. Through cunning, she helped her warriors escape, enraging Lionheart no end. Yet as she fought him, she could not stop herself from wanting him. To have him, though, would be a form of betrayal.
**** A steamy romance, wrought with betrayal, that will ensnare readers quickly. There are times the book seemed to slow down where romance is concerned. However, it overflows with battles and is historically accurate. It is immediately apparent that Vanora is the White Knight. No reader could NOT catch on to that fact before the castle is even captured. Yet the author kept the battle scenes of the White Knight realistic by making the allusive knight slim, wield a lighter sword, and not be as well trained as the men in that time frame. This is not Connie Mason's best work, by far, but I still found myself hooked in the story and unable to stop reading until the last page had been turned. Well worth your time and money.
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on 10 March 2003
Connie Mason has done it again - another great read. Connie Mason had always been one my favourite historical romance authors and she never disappoints:-
The arrogant Lionheart has been orded by Prince Edward to storm Cragdon Castle, while doing so he spots the White Kight, a slim young worrior on a pure white steed, leading the defending forces. Unable to reach the Kight he storms through the portcullis in search of him but all he finds is a beautiful maiden. Now a different battle begins, one that needs subtler tactics. But just as he thought he had the upper hand, his heart is taken hostage - by the power of love.
Once again a fantastic read full of chivalry, tournaments, lust and love!
If you liked The Black Knight by Connie Mason then you'll love this!
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