Cindy Miles makes a spirited debut with this entertaining, ghostly romance between a medieval knight, Tristan de Barre (a.k.a. Dragonhawk), and a present-day forensic anthropologist, Andrea Monroe.
Andi gets the chance of her young career when she is charged to investigate a hoard of medieval weaponry uncovered when a mighty oak fell at an estate in northern England. This is Dreadmoor, the very place where 15 knights, including the original Lord Dreadmoor, vanished without a trace in 1292. Andi sets briskly to work, trying to ignore the talking ghosts that crop up and Tristan, the very attractive lord of the manor. Tristan's big problem is that he has, er, no substance -- he can pass through walls -- which has considerable implications for their growing attraction and sexual frustration. On top of this, Andi's mentor, Kirk, is acting bizarrely, and someone is trying to kill her. Miles resolves ancient and present mysteries, even as she makes the most of the cultural anachronisms that might exist in a relationship between a medieval knight and a contemporary woman. Ginger Curwen