My Champion

My Champion

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by Glynnis Campbell
     
 

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Wealthy and powerful, the de Ware clan is one of the most respected noble families in England. The heirs to the de Ware lordship-Duncan, Holden, and Garth-are true warriors...and relentless predators.

This is the story of Duncan-and the woman he swears to protect...

A vibrant story of uncommon loyalty, betrayal and a love destined against all odds. (Amy

Overview

Wealthy and powerful, the de Ware clan is one of the most respected noble families in England. The heirs to the de Ware lordship-Duncan, Holden, and Garth-are true warriors...and relentless predators.

This is the story of Duncan-and the woman he swears to protect...

A vibrant story of uncommon loyalty, betrayal and a love destined against all odds. (Amy Fetzer)

Editorial Reviews

Kathe Robin
Ms. Campbell�s debut novel propels readers into the 14th century with vivid descriptions and details of the life of a commoner. The non-stop action, strong plot and fascinating characters draw you deeply into the story.
Romantic Times
Katherine Sutcliffe
Sparkles with humor, vivid imagery, and charming characters.  A delightful book!
Tanya Anne Crosby
Glynnis Campbell is a gifted new voice, and My Champion is a breathtaking story!
Amy J. Fetzer
From the first vivid word, Glynnis Campbell immerses the reader deep in medieval England, creating characters rich with texture and emotion...vibrant.
Romantic Times
Ms. Campbell’s debut novel propels readers into the fourteenth century with vivid descriptions and details of the life of the commoner.  The nonstop action, strong plot, and fascinating characters draw you deeply into the story.  As the first in a trilogy about the de Ware brothers, My Champion will have readers clamoring for more.
Rexanne Becnel
Well-written, with a fine sense of detail, My Champion is a sexy, lighthearted romp of a story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515130485
Publisher:
Jove
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Knights of de Ware Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Paradise, California, Glynnis Campbell has embraced her inner Gemini by leading an eclectic life.  As a teen, she danced with the Sacramento Ballet, worked in her father’s graphic arts studio, and composed music for award-winning science films.  She sang arias in college, graduating with a degree in Music, then toured with The Pinups, an all-girl rock band on CBS Records.  She once played drums for a Tom Jones video and is currently a voice-over actress with credits including “Star Wars” audio adventures, JumpStart educational CDs, Diablo and Starcraft video games, and the MTV animated series, “The Maxx.”  She now indulges her lifelong love of towering castles, trusty swords, and knights (and damsels) in shining armor by writing historical romances featuring kick-arse heroines.  She is married to a rock star, is the proud mom of two grown-up nerds, and lives in a part of L.A. where nobody thinks she’s weird.

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My Champion 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall this was a good read. I had some issues with Linet. She is more than just "spirited". She shows a frequent complete lack of common sense and absolutely no sense of self-preservation. Her shallow and misplaced pride also get frustrating, as do the overabundance of weaving analogies. Also, Duncan has dozens of by-blows which are written in as passing reference which is kind of unsettling to the storyline. I get it- different times, different cultures, but it still puts a check mark into the Irresponsible Dumb-A$$ column of his qualities.Other than these few peeves, it had plenty of action and romance and kept me engaged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book had good characters with sparkaling personalitys. It is a fairly simple book, but is at the same time very colorful and interesting since it includes quite a bit of adventure and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a very difficult time trying to finish this book. The heroine is probably the STUPIDEST character I have ever had the misfortune of reading about! Absolutely no common sense! Every time she did something deadly stupid I wanted to scream! It made this book difficult to finish!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know if I want to take a chance and buy another book for the story was good but linet was driving me nuts. Please dont mess up a good book with a silly women. You have the making of a good writer and could have done so much more with that silly child. I will give your book another shot. For maybe this was a bad mistake in Linet. He deserve a woman. Ms. D from N.Y.C
ilovetoreadBY More than 1 year ago
This is the Best Book I have read by; Glynnis Cambell. I love to read stories like this. Sword Fighting,medieval stories,Cruise ships ,Scottish Castles, and especial Swashbuckling Historical Romances.I couldn't put the book down. It was so exciting I was afraid I would miss something by putting it down. I loved Linet..she couldn't trust a common person. I loved the Sir Duncan de ware. The sword fight was wonderful. I felt like I was there. THIS is my kind of a book to read. It keeps you excited and waiting for the next thriller.I am looking for more of her books. She is a very good author.I got to get another of her exciting book. Love you Glynnis....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not captivating Enough to keep you turning the page. Over descriptive drag! I suppose its an insight into those times where the guy spreads his seed and the woman's raised to be a chauvinist The hero does not seem responsible and the heroine is arrogant. Just when you think its over, the author wants to tie up storyline loose ends. And drags on
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
3.5 STARS!! I liked Duncan as a hero, but really couldn't understand WHY he liked Linet. He was for the poor and common person. Linet really upset me - she was very hard to like, and I didn't care for her until the last 1/4 of the book. What did Duncan see in her? She didn't like the poor, nor the common people, as Duncan did. But the last 1/4 of the book was worth the read. They must be read in order to fully appreciate the knowledge you learn of the 3 brothers in this book. The lovemaking is a little descriptive, but not vulgar. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too drawn out but overall good story. Too many bastard children and he cant tell them from the strays he brought home. And who is attracted to a beggar? Ever??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this writer and was pleased that I remained interested through out the entire book. I also have read the next book in the series with the same contentment with the story plot, depth of characters and romance. A Good Read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My co-worker met the author at the Irish Fair this year.. being male he did not enjoy the book at all. I took it up, and could not put it down. Glynnis has a vivid imagination, Duncan and Linet are a crazy match, even though it is hard to believe that a man would endure such pain (physically and emotionally) for his betrothed. Anyway, I have ordered My Warrior and My Hero to finish the series of the De Ware brothers. Good solid enjoyment!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a nice funny book i couldn't put it down
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Not a bad story. Linnet drove me crazy since she couldn't decide if she loved Duncan or not. Based upon the preview, I might give the second book a try.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Linet is incredibly annoying. Duncan deserves far better than to fall in love with her. Nonetheless, the story is a good read due to its supporting cast and many amusing turns in plot.
Antubus 10 months ago
It's a shame that I really couldn't stand the heroine in this book - because all the other characters were very well written and "fleshed" out. Alas, I couldn't understand why our hero would even be interested in such a b#tchy woman. But no, he pursued her ad nauseam. This is what I'd call a "romantic" level of sex - not a whole lot and not very graphic; just right for those of you who prefer that the sex doesn't eclipse the story. I might try to get through the next one, as I'm curious to find out what happens to our hero's brothers, but the thought of having to put up with another heroine like this one totally turns me off. Maybe if it's free . . .
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved this storyline . Can't wait to read the next book, My Warrior.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and story line. Great author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rarely do I give reviews on books I disliked, because I try and see things from the author's viewpoint. But this book was truly an utter catastrophe. Duncan was too good of a character in every way. Linet was AWFUL. There was no balance between the characters! No "this flaw of hers is countered by this trait of his" or vice versa. They were completely unbelievable. She was stupid (and we're talking beyond d-u-m-b), conceited, and utterly dislikeable. There was not one single moment in this story where she redeemed herself. She was constantly whiny, and blamed everything on the man that saved her multiple times. I cannot believe this character was written by a woman. Linet is the epitome of female stereotypes. I spent most of this book hoping that one of the pirates would somehow manage to kill her off. I don't think that a female character must be a sword bearing lass with a feisty spirit and quick temper (though that is an awesome character). But she has to be *something* other than just a woman. She has to have some strength. Whether she's strong, smart, kind, or has some kind of skills is up to you. But for Pete's sake! Give her *something*!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be reading the rest of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just loved this story. We all dream of finding our champion and here is a great one!!! So worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 290 page free Old English romance book of the oldest son and heir who disguises himself so women won't recognize his male beauty and lordlyness, then he meets and becomes enamored of a beautiful dainty cloth merchant who considers him a commoner and beneath her station and regard, even though he sets out to save her from a dangerous pirate and his white slaver companion who she has insulted. Advemture on the high seas and the Continent as her snobbishness and his stupid dogged devotion lead them into peril time after time. Humor, angst, stupidity, self-rightneousness, sex and more sex. His step-mother is the best part of the story. An excerpt for next in series is included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago