Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Series: Fire #1
Print Length: 512 pages
Characters: Alaric Fallon
The mighty Norman warrior destined for greatness—forced to take sides in a bloody battle for power and glory…
The willful Saxon princess born into a land divided by blackest treachery—fighting for her life against the despised Norman invaders…
He would rescue her from certain death. And she would flee, determined to resist this seductive enemy who vowed to conquer her with a passion that would turn her heart to fire…
Normans and Saxons are at again in Heather Graham’s Princess of Fire. Alaric had a surprise coming if he thought that the Saxon’s were going to lie down and die quickly without given it they’re all. So, he found when after he thought the war was one, there was one warrior who refused to go quietly into the night. But when he unmasked the warrior he didn’t find a Saxon warrior but a Sax Princess.
Fallon didn’t know that her father was dead she didn’t know that the war was lost. She totally refutes that a Norman would be king of her land. She would fight to the death to make sure that England is set free from the Norman invaders.
You could see that Heather Graham did her research when it came time to writing this story. However, it’s all about the romance and not history when I read a romance book. Princess of Fire was full of historical facts which to me overshadowed the romance aspect of the tale. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the book because I enjoying reading about history. But I would have enjoyed it more if Princess of Fire had more interaction between the two main characters and fewer history facts.
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The tides of war have turned for the valiant Scots led by King Robert the Bruce, and they boldly reclaim lands still ruled by the English. When Jamie Graham comes to seize Hamstead Heath, he has no need for a hostage–not even one as beautiful and spirited as Christina, the manor’s chatelaine. Yet she insists that he abduct her. Though he is certain this confounding woman is trying to play him for a fool, Jamie is determined to claim the sweet temptation she offers…
Christina has but one goal–to free her brother from the fortress of the new English king who has accused her family of treason. Her growing love for her unwilling captor is both unexpected and thrilling, yet it must not deter her from her mission–to master the art of jousting, win a tournament in disguise, and secure her brother’s release. She cannot foresee the twist of fate that will threaten all she holds dear: her life, her lands…and the man who has captured her heart.
My Review: I have read just about every Heather Graham books ever written. If I read this book it’s been awhile since I picked it up. This book was pretty interesting. The Lion In Glory is an historical romance set back when England in Scotland were at odds with each other. But then again when aren’t they at odds. However, this time it’s the Scots that has the upper hand and now that the tables are turned the Scottish are looking for a little pay back. The form of payback is basically what we call protection money. You would ask from who….well from the Scots that’s right Scotland is going castle to castle taking protection money from the Lords of England and the King of England is just sitting back and letting this happen.
The Lion In Glory was well written funny and full of historical facts. It kept you involved until the bitter end.Christina and Jamie Graham were strong characters that were very well developed with a steady pace in reading.
The Lion In Glory on sale June 28, 2016
- Series: A Graham Novel
- Mass Market Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Zebra (June 28, 2016)
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written over one hundred novels and novellas and is a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA. She has been published in approximately twenty languages, and has been honored with awards from Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today, and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.