The Lady Knights of Barony [NOOK Book]

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Three women. Three stories. One Sisterhood.

With the war in Barony at an end, peace reigns and rebuilding efforts continue beneath the steady vigilance of King Serge and Queen Isabelle. The lady knights have returned home, unchanged by new titles and lands. But with a rash of kidnappings spreading across the province, the lady knights will find themselves torn apart by the ...
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The Lady Knights of Barony

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Overview

Three women. Three stories. One Sisterhood.

With the war in Barony at an end, peace reigns and rebuilding efforts continue beneath the steady vigilance of King Serge and Queen Isabelle. The lady knights have returned home, unchanged by new titles and lands. But with a rash of kidnappings spreading across the province, the lady knights will find themselves torn apart by the machinations of a mad man.

Ava Longley, captain of the lady knights, never expected to become the target of an obsessed murderous madman. When a kidnapper is sent to abduct her, Ava sees it as the perfect opportunity to bring the mastermind to justice. To Julian Vincent, Lady Longley is no more than the means to an end. However, when sparks fly between them, Julian is faced with an impossible decision.

After being sold into slavery by her king and washing up onto the shore of Cardenas, the friendless African Amazon, Mudiwa Akua, was taken in by Barony’s female soldier’s regiment. When her tranquil existence is disturbed and she finds herself on a ship bound for the exotic island of Martinique, Mudiwa faces certain death and possible enslavement for the second time in her life, dredging up ghosts of a past she had long thought forgotten. When planter Isaac Prideux comes upon a mysterious African woman, beaten and half-dead, he takes it upon himself to care for her. He never imagined doing so would shake up his monotonous life so completely.

After the highly honored title of onna bugeisha—the feminine equivalent of a samurai—begins to lose its power in Japan, Hanako Kiyomi sees no choice but to flee. But when her deserted husband comes searching for her, Hanako escapes him the only way she knows how: marriage in name only to a stranger. Lord Garrick Overton has always admired the cool, stoic Hanako from afar. Marriage to the woman he’s desired for years seems like a good idea; until she proposes the marriage be in name only. As he sets out to win her heart, he faces not only a tough task but a begrudged man that will stop at nothing to win back what he has lost.



Their courage will be tried. Their hearts will be put to the test. Can three headstrong women maintain their independent natures while surrendering to love?
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Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Kathy Altman
In my January 2012 review of Marion's The Second Son, the second book of her Kings of Cardenas series (The Lady Knights of Barony is book 2.5), I mentioned how much I enjoyed following the adventures of Barony's band of female warriors. So I was thrilled when I heard Marion had written a trio of novellas, each featuring a lady-warrior-turned-knight. Each novella offers a glimpse into the heroine's courageous history, and provides a captivating balance of romance and adventure. The overarching s
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015026320
  • Publisher: Marion Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Kings of Cardenas , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,697
  • File size: 659 KB

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Sign me up!

    This book took me to another place in time. I wasn't ready to come back. Don't plan on getting any house work done. The descriptive writing takes you to the battles of Barony!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    This book is three separate stories about three of the Lady Knig

    This book is three separate stories about three of the Lady Knights of Barony: Ava, Mudiwa and Hanako.

    Each story takes us on a journey as we are introduced to each warrior, we learn of their difficult pasts that makes them the harden warriors they are today, and finally, see them find inner peace that only love can bring when they find their happily ever after.

    With beautifully detailed writing, the author sucks you into the story with the ladies. At times my heart was racing, other times tears welled my eyes. It takes a special author that is capable of making emotions very real to a reader. When I reached the end of the book, I had tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. I was sad to have completed the book, yet so happy that I was able to experience it.

    This is a great addition to the KOC series, and I can't wait for the next one to come out.

    I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my fair and honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2012

    Riveting

    Open this book and you will be swept into a romantic tale of three headstrong women who can hold their own and kick serious butt.  These stories are addictive, like a perfect box of chocolate.

    This amazing historical romance spans the territory of the human heart.  Times are peaceful in Barony.  The war is over.  But then another kind of tragedy erupts.

    Someone is kidnapping the women of Barony.  When Ava Longley, captain of the lady knights, attempts to find the culprits, she is kidnapped herself.  Contrary to expectations, she finds her captor quite intriguing.  Sparks fly.  The attraction is hot and complex.  “The Hellion” answers the question - how can you be a strong woman and also give yourself up to love?

    Mudiwa Akua, once enslaved, now fights for her life.  Sold into slavery, she ends up being rescued by the lady knights and becomes a fierce female warrior.  But when Mudiwa is enslaved again, her will to survive is tested at every turn.  I fell in love with this brave heroine and felt deeply for her quest to gain her freedom and rid herself of her nightmarish past.

    Hanako Kiyomi escapes the confines of a smothering forced marriage and flings herself into the arms of a man she barely knows.  The marriage is “in name only,” but Garrick is secretly in love with Hanako.  Her initial resistance to his advances unravels one thread at a time.  I was rooting for Hanako as she reluctantly places her heart in the hands of a man she barely knows, and then comes to love him.

    Elise Marion writes flawlessly about flawed characters who take big risks in life and love.  She magically casts her spell with these spirited lady knights, and you feel you aren’t so much reading a story as living the story.

    Superb writing - highly recommended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Great Read!

    I liked books 1and 2 better, but still very enjoyable. Must read in order to appreciate all the cross over character's. I liked the lady knights in story 1 and 3 the best! Lb

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Bought the first two installments separately

    I bought the first two installments of The Lady Knights books. When i looked for the third and last i found it only available if i buy the three together. I feel manipulated.
    I have enjoyed the books.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Enjoying this series

    I've been enjoying this series. Will be sad to see these books ending.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Very compelling!--A must read

    I felt like I was there and enjoyed the concept of the women saving the day, or town as it were. Great read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    A MUST BUY!!!!

    The Lady Knight Of Barony is a book that will snatch you up and transport you right into the setting. I cried laughed held on to my sheets tight and yeld ' how can you be so stupid' the entire way through the book. Honestly I never sat the book down I stayed up the entire night to see what happened to each of the characters( Ava, Mudiwa, Hanko, and Hana) and how each of them found their happliy ever after...... or so you think YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK and the other two The Third son and The Second son you will not be sorry at all. Truely the author really need to hurry up on the third book Gypsy Rose because I really cannot wait!! I AM NOW A TRUE KING OF CARDENAS FIEND!!!!

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This is a sequel to The Third Son, I am an authoress as well and am amazed at how much I liked this authoress. Job well done!

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