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The Swan Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 2)

The Swan Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 2)

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614174424
Publisher:
ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
07/05/2013
Series:
The Celtic Nights Series , #2
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
22,777
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 www.susanfraserking.com, www.susankingbooks.com and www.wordwenches.com.

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The Swan Maiden 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved this book! The way the fairy tale was woven into reality and true history was a true work of art! I aldo liked the link to a previous book but was not a continuation only a nod to the characters so no need to have read the other story for background. I will def be reading more by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light read but still able to hold my attention, I like this series and will continue with book 3
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If you like Scottish novels this a a great story! Then again im married to a Scot! VISITED THERE A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!! PLAN ON GOING AGAIN! Enjoy this read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

Harriet Klausner