The Swan Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before.

Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain must resist the ...
See more details below
The Swan Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 2)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before.

Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain must resist the beautiful, feisty rebel and hide his own treasonous secrets while discovering hers—even as passion brings them together.

But if the king hears of their dangerous intentions, their lives will be forfeited before love can ever set them free.

REVIEWS:
"...a fast-paced, action-packed, enthralling romance." ~Romantic Times Book Club

"With its well-conceived plot, and strong visual elements, this feisty historical romance will enchant." ~Publishers Weekly

THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order
The Stone Maiden
The Swan Maiden
The Sword Maiden
Laird of the Wind

THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order
The Raven's Wish
The Raven's Moon
The Heather Moon

OTHER TITLES by Susan King
The Black Thorne's Rose
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614174424
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 7/5/2013
  • Series: The Celtic Nights Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,807
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of 22 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy, master storytelling and lyricism. Learn more about Susan’s books at susanfraserking.com, susankingbooks.com and wordwenches.com.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2003

    Nice, but bothersome

    I will admit that it took me quite a while to finally get this book since I could never find it. But, I was kind of disappointed by it. I was expecting a sweeping epic about righting wrongs and love triumphing over all. I don't really get it here. First off, Juliana, the 'heroine,' can get to being a major pain. She's supposed to be proud, but she acts kind of silly. She is convinced all English people are evil doers and bad bad people. Okay, this is understandable, but please, stop with all the complaining about how the English are inferior and they are all dumb and alike. It's tiring and really sinks her down in my eyes. While I am for pride in your roots, she takes it way too far. Then there's Gawain, who has a 'deep, dark' secret that he can never tell anyone. The fact that he is really Scottish but keeps it from Juliana and everyone else doesn't make sense. He thinks he has to keep it hidden, but why? This part of the plot is really confusing. Add in some people who are up to no good and you got this book. It was all right, but I couldn't finish it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    The Swan Maiden

    This is another beautiful love story from the magical pen of Susan King. Gawain Avenel an english knight born in Scotland saves the life of a beautiful scottish rebel Juliana Lindsey and calls her the swan maiden. He saves her life a second time and they are forced into marriage by the King. They both struggle with loyalty to their causes and each other and the way they deal with this and falling deeply in love is woven into a magical story. A must for all readers of historial romance.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Superb historical romance

    In 1286 Gabhan MacDuff was 100 proof Scottish until his father died and his mother remarried an English noble. Traveling with his mother and stepfather to England, Gabhan becomes Gawain once they cross the border. For the next several years, he is raised under the English chivalry system and ultimately pledges loyalty to the King of England. <P>In 1300, Gawain returns to his homeland for the first time since his mother remarried. Though he travels as a member of King Edward¿s dragon banner, Gawain secretly remembers his grandfather stories and wants to help his fellow Scots. At a nearby loch, he persuades the English that a woman apparently drowned and flew out of the water as a swan. When Gawain finds the woman, Juliana Lindsay, he keeps her safe and calls her THE SWAN MAIDEN. Not long afterward, Juliana becomes a rallying cry for the Scottish rebels who are supporting THE SWAN MAIDEN. Gawain and Juliana fall in love, but they support different sides of the fight, testing loyalty, honor, and love. <P>The key to THE SWAN MAIDEN is Susan King¿s ability to interweave the typical medieval romantic story line within a Scottish legend, leading to an invigorating tale. The story line never slows down, and Gawain and Juliana are a delightful star-crossed duo struggling to overcome the usual problems of dysfunctional fealties and treachery. However, the myth takes on a persona of its own as it turns the novel into an enchanting historical romance and Ms. King comes closer to legendary status as one of the genre¿s leading rulers. <P>Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)