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Book Title: Princess of Fire|
The author of the book: Shannon Drake
ISBN 13: 9781557732026
Edition: Jove Books
Date of issue: May 1st 1989
Format files: PDF
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Superb, Exciting, Enthralling William the Conqueror Romance!
First published under Heather’s pen name, Shannon Drake, this is one of those historical romances that sweeps you away from the beginning and holds you captive until the last page. I could not put it down. Set in 11th century England and Normandy, it tells the story of William the Conqueror, the bastard duke of Normandy, who would be king of England following Edward the Confessor's death.
The prologue is 33 pages and begins with the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and its immediate aftermath. Alaric, the bastard Count of Anlou, has served William since he was 12. He celebrates with his master as victory is finally theirs. Fallon, the beautiful Saxon princess, daughter of King Harold Godwinson, sees her father and uncles dead, her betrothed lost to her, and her country ravaged by the dreaded Normans. Then Alaric, who takes her from the battlefield where she is wielding a sword with the best of the warriors, claims her innocence and her honor making her his whore.
Fallon has lost everything and, trust me, you will feel the loss along with her. But she and Alaric have a long history, going back to her childhood when he was a young knight. Even then she hated Normans.
After the prologue, the story goes back in time to the original conception of William and first meeting with Alaric. Alaric becomes William's champion and a valiant warrior and commander of William's knights as they take Normandy and then cast their eyes toward England.
Alaric is in and out of Fallon's life as she grows up and each time they meet it is a tempestuous encounter. She is proud and willful and fiercely loyal to her father, her people and England. He is a Norman bastard who will not give an inch, though he is known by all to be an honorable knight. But England will be conquered and the Saxons will be subdued. Alaric is bitter toward women since he was betrayed by his wife. So, while he desires Fallon, he will not love her and he wants no wife again.
Fallon hates Alaric for all he has taken from her, but now she is his prisoner and his woman whether she likes it or not. Though Alaric doesn't love her, he has claimed her and will not let her go. So, escape becomes her passion.
It's another excellent historical tale by Heather Graham with history woven in so well you do not feel you are getting a history lesson but you will come away with a clear feel for what England experienced at the hands of the Conqueror. The tapestry of characters is rich and the characters well developed. The sexual tension is very high (nearly constant) and the action is fast moving. A great bodice ripper and a serious historical.
I highly recommend it; it’s on my keeper shelf.
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Read information about the authorHeather Graham Pozzessere
aka Heather Graham, Shannon Drake
Heather Graham was born on March 15, 1953 and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies. After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and tended bar. She married Hershey Dennis Possezzere, and after the birth of her third child, she was determined to devote her efforts to her writing: her dream. She sold her first book in 1982.
Today, this author's success is reflected not just by reader response and the over 20 million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over 20 trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and BookRak, and several Reviewers' Choice and People's Choice awards.
Heather has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Romantically Speaking, a TV talk show that aired nationwide on the Romance Classics cable channel, and CBS Sunday News. She has been quoted in People and USA Today, been profiled in The Nation, and featured in Good Housekeeping. Her books have been selections for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. She has been published across the world in more than 15 languages and has published over 70 titles, including anthologies and short stories.
Now, she had five children. Somehow, this prolific author manages to juggle it all - family, career, and marriage - while reaching a level of success to which few can aspire.
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