HE WOULD NOT BE DENIED HIS PRIZE
Sir Renaud de Pierrepont, the Norman knight known as the Red Wolf for the beast he slayed with his bare hands, hoped to gain lands with his sword. A year after the Conquest, King William rewards his favored knight with Talisand, the lands of an English thegn slain at Hastings, and orders him to wed the heiress that goes with them, Lady Serena.
SHE WOULD LOVE HIM AGAINST HER WILL
Serena wants nothing to do with the fierce warrior to whom she has been unwillingly given, the knight who may have killed her father. When she learns the Red Wolf is coming to claim her, she dyes her flaxen hair brown and flees, disguised as a servant, determined to one day regain her lands. But her escape goes awry and she is brought back to live among her people, though not unnoticed by the new Norman lord.
Deprived of his promised bride, the Red Wolf turns his attention to the comely servant girl hoping to woo her to his bed. But the wench resists, claiming she hates all Normans.
As the passion between them rises, Serena wonders, can she deny the Norman her body? Or her heart?
Regan Walker begins her Medieval Warriors series with The Red Wolf’s Prize, a tale full of deception, intrigue, adventure, and romance. Set against the backdrop of medieval England in the tumultuous year of 1066, the story follows a group of Norman knights as they attempt to settle in their conquered land and live alongside the Saxons.
The hero and heroine are on either side of the bitter conflict, each fiercely loyal to their people. The characters are memorable and authentic with a genuine evolution of their romance as respect and eventually love grows between the two enemies. There are several subplots, romances between secondary characters, that nicely round out the well-plotted story.
Vividly detailed with a gripping setting, Walker’s story is one of well-researched history and compelling character drama. The Red Wolf’s Prize is a captivating, heartfelt tale that is engaging from the first page to the last.
Highly recommended, particularly for those who enjoy medieval romances and stories revolving around the Norman conquest of England