Knight of Desire (All the King's Men, 1) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2009
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"With the perfect attention to detail, Margaret Mallory instantly pulls you into the midst of medieval life..."―FreshFiction.com
"An impressive debut...Margaret Mallory is a star in the making."―Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author of At Last Comes Love
"Knight of Desire is a fast-paced tale of romance and intrigue that will sweep you along and have you rooting for William and his fair Catherine to fight their way to love at last."―Candace Camp, New York Times bestselling author of The Courtship Dance
"A wonderful new voice in the tradition of Gellis and Woodiwiss."―Bertrice Small, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen
"Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life."―Virginia Henley, New York Times bestselling author of The Decadent Duke
"A lavish historical romance, evocative and emotionally rich. KNIGHT OF DESIRE will transport you."―Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author of Sins of a Wicked Duke
"KNIGHT OF DESIRE is akin to stepping into another century; Mallory has a grasp of history reminiscent of reading the great Roberta Gellis."―Jackie Ivie, author of A Knight Well Spent
"Stunning! Margaret Mallory writes with a freshness that dazzles."―Gerri Russell, author of Warrior's Lady
"Medieval romance has a refreshing new voice in Margaret Mallory!"―Paula Quinn, author of A Highlander Never Surrenders
"Mallory spins a masterful tale, blending history and passion into a sensuous delight."―Sue-Ellen Welfonder, bestselling author of Seducing a Scottish Bride
"Margaret Mallory writes with intense passion and beautiful, believable emotion."―Lucy Monroe, bestselling author of Annabelle's Courtship
About the Author
Margaret abandoned her career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist when she realized she'd rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highland warriors than write briefs and memos. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, goofy dog and crabby cat. With her children off on their own adventures, she spends most of her time writing. Watch for her new Scottish historical series coming soon!
Readers can find book group questions, photos of Scotland, historical tidbits, links to Facebook and Twitter, and more on her website, MargaretMallory.com. Margaret loves to hear from readers!
- Publisher : Forever; 0 edition (July 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0446553395
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446553391
- Item Weight : 6.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 1.13 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,697,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Set in the early 15th century, it's the story of a knight who is rewarded service to the king by a castle and lands forfeited by a traitor who was killed. In the bargain the knight gets the young widow. I wasn't fond of the fact Catherine had been in a fairly long abusive marriage that left her scarred. It took away from my enjoyment of the romance and affected the relationship with the hero. It was a bit unbelievable that she would put off her savior knight husband for two weeks because she was so frightened of the idea of sex, while she took a total stranger to her bed while still married to the abuser. It was difficult to see her as the victim and at the same time the courageous feisty gal. I had difficulty keeping who she was in focus. Like another reviewer, I did not like the continual use of "for sooth" as it seemed a bit forced. The hero, Sir William FitzAlan was another contradiction. He got angry when it seemed he should be more understanding, and at other times was so understanding he looked like a wimp.
All this to say while her writing is good and well paced, I didn't like the story that much. Knight of Pleasure and Knight of Passion follow in the trilogy.