Lady Tarian is a warrior, never backing
down from a fight. So when her intended husband leaves her
at the altar she goes after him, and sees that things are
done as they should be. But when he is killed soon afterward
by his bride’s hand, the young widow comes to the attention
of William the Conqueror, Tarian knows it’s not just her
late husband’s death, but the fact she’s related to the late
Saxon King Harold that makes her a danger to William.
Wulfson is a member of the Blood Sword,
a trusted knight of William. When he’s ordered to go to
Draceadon and dispatch Lady Tarian with all haste he knows
he will follow his orders, no matter how distasteful they
may be. But when he arrives he finds the Lady imprisoned in
the dungeon, for her refusal to marry a persistent suitor.
When he finds she might be with child
he orders the lady nursed back to health. When she is well
he loses his heart to her, knowing he will have to, at some
point, follow through on his order to execute her. Tarian
is deeply attracted to the knight, but does not trust him.
Can these two lovers overcome their differences, and the
trying times in which they live, to find happiness together?
Master of Torment is a
shining gem in the crown of historical romance. Filled with
deep intrigue and high passion, the story is beautifully
told. I fell in love with Wulfson and my heart ached as he
tried to deal with conflicting emotions about doing his duty
and falling in love with Tarian. The lady in question is a
wonderfully strong character in a time when women were meant
to be seen and not heard. I loved the fact that she refused
to be a pawn for men and fought to have her own life.
These two characters together are
magical, and made me savor every word of this book. It also
has me craving the next installment of the Blood Sword
Legacy. I highly recommend Master of Torment for lovers of
historical fiction. It will leave you begging for more.