Her ability to both interpret horses’
needs and heal them has caused Lady Elswythe to be labeled a ‘horsewitch’.
When Prince Edward requests that she tend the horses of her
family’s enemy, Sir Robert Breton, prior to his and her
father’s departure on Crusade, she does as requested. Sir
Robert is not what she expected and her attraction to him is
quite powerful. An attraction she will fight as he is her
family’s enemy and she is betrothed to another.
To rebuild his wealth, and to gain power,
Sir Robert Breton is joining the King’s Crusade. Having his
horses fall ill the night prior was not in the plans. He will
do whatever he needs to help his steeds¾even trust his enemy’s
daughter. But once he sees her, she will not leave his mind
and his dreams.
A mutual, conniving and vicious, enemy
will have them join forces while they are running for their
lives. The longer they are together, the more they respect
and begin to truly trust each other.
From the first page Dark Rider
keeps the action flowing. Kathryn Dennis has researched and
penned a novel that is compelling in its richness. The
characters are drawn to a depth that makes the reader love or
hate each one. Lady Elswythe is strong yet sensitive and Sir
Robert knows what he wants, and is willing to do what needs to
be done to get it. I found myself wishing I could help them
both attain what they desired. Being drawn into such a
well-wrought novel was a joy.