LORDS OF CONQUEST
Young Faithe of Hauekleah, widowed by the conquering Normans, is horrified to learn that they’ve given her hand in marriage, and therefore her estate, to one of their own: the notorious Luke de Périgueux, a Norman soldier known as the Black Dragon for his ruthlessness against her people. She could refuse the marriage, but that would mean losing her ancestral farmstead, an even worse prospect than giving herself to some Norman devil. Although determined to keep her lord husband at a distance, Faithe finds herself losing her heart as she comes to know the man within the beast--but before long, it becomes all too apparent that the Black Dragon is hiding a dark and terrible secret. Originally published by NAL.
“A marvelous love story from the queen of medieval romance. If you only read one historical romance this year, it should be Secret Thunder!” The Literary Times
“Patricia Ryan continues to create superb medieval romances that capture the atmosphere and tenor of the time. Ms. Ryan breathes freshness into every page and enthralls readers with the power of her characters’ emotions and their intelligent handling of the complex situations. She is a wonderful writer whose talent continues to enchant readers.” RT BookReviews