Master of Surrender
In a prison in Iberia in 1059, the brotherhood of The Blood Sword was created out of the agony of torture and triumph of survival. In 1066, that brotherhood became the most powerful squadron of William the Conqueror’s invading army. After Harold was killed, William sent these knights, led by Rohan du Luc, to secure certain properties for him, particularly the castle of Alethorpe. Lady Isabel of Alethorpe was left in charge when her Saxon father and brother went to fight the Normans. Isabel is intelligent and beautiful; Rohan is strong and powerful. She hates the Normans; he is bent on subduing the Saxons. Despite their differences there is a strong sexual attraction.
Ms. Tabke’s forte is sexual tension, and this story abounds with it. Despite some historical improbabilities, this enjoyable story moves at a fast pace and holds the reader’s interest.