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In ancient times, tales were told of fierce warriors and the brave women who risked everything to love them. Alexander was one such man, and well he knew it. The only son of Alexander the Great, he had a destiny to fulfill. He intended to marry a princess and carry on his noble lineage. But in the heat of the Egyptian desert, a beautiful slave girl named Kiara called to his deepest desires. Her emerald-green eyes beckoned him to put down his sword and open up his heart. And for once, Alexander wanted nothing more...
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In ancient times, tales were told of fierce warriors and the brave women who risked everything to love them. Alexander was one such man, and well he knew it. The only son of Alexander the Great, he had a destiny to fulfill. He intended to marry a princess and carry on his noble lineage. But in the heat of the Egyptian desert, a beautiful slave girl named Kiara called to his deepest desires. Her emerald-green eyes beckoned him to put down his sword and open up his heart. And for once, Alexander wanted nothing more than to defy expectation and follow this willful beauty around the world.
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Set in the fourth century B.C., French's third installment in her historical trilogy (after The Barbarian and The Conqueror) features the dashing son of Alexander the Great. In Alexandria, Egypt, where the younger Alexander is getting ready for his nuptials with princess Mereret, the daughter of king Ptolemy, Alexander meets the slave girl Kiara, a mysterious green-eyed beauty. Despite a mutual attraction that's both sensual and credible, Alexander continues to prepare for the upcoming royal wedding ceremony. When unforeseen circumstances force Alexander to rely on Kiara to save his life, the plot takes a suspenseful turn as the pair seek to elude their pursuers. Adding further depth is an intriguing subplot involving Alexander's mother, Roxanne, and his stepfather, Kayan, who must face their own challenges. The highly unusual setting and smoothly flowing prose help make this a superior novel of historical romance. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780843953954
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 4.23 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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The Warrior


By Judith E. French

Dorchester Publishing

Copyright © 2004 Dorchester Publishing
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ISBN: 0-8439-5395-0


Chapter One

The Western Coast of Ireland

"Faster, Kiara! Faster!" The boy squealed and clapped chubby hands as the raven-haired girl kneeling in the bow of the currach thrust her paddle deep into the foaming water. The hide boat bounced and skimmed over the waves, sending salt spray flying amid the splashing of tiny iridescent fish and the ghostly cries of sleek seals riding the silvery tide.

Wind ripped the leather ties from Kiara's hair, sending her hair streaming behind her. A rising wave caught the small craft and spun it hard to the left, but she paddled with all her strength, regaining her course with the third stroke. She shouted in triumph as the boat shot neatly between two jagged stone pillars toward a patch of glittering sand on the sheltered side of the island.

For an enchanted space of time the currach glided over clear blue-green water granting Kiara glimpses of fallen columns and giant stone heads carpeted in strands of waving sea grass. Then the bottom rose sharply and the hull grated against coarse gravel. Kiara leaped over the side and tugged the boat onto the beach, high enough so that the rising tide would not sweep it away.

Seals, in muted hues of gray, brown, and silver, lifted their heads and stared with huge, mournful eyes, but only a few cows and their pups slipped away into the sea. The rest lay sunning themselves on the sand, watching boldly as the children flopped down on the beach and tore open a bundle of bread and cheese. Between bursts of laughter and excited whispers, Kiara and the boy devoured the food to the last crumb, washing it down with the contents of a leather bottle of honey-sweetened fresh water.

"Is there any more?" Cian asked, brushing a lock of thick yellow hair out of his eyes. "I'm still hungry."

Despite his sturdy limbs and height, Cian's sweet voice still bore the lisp of babyhood. The music warmed his sister's heart and made her smile. "You're always hungry," she teased. "If we find enough mussels, I'll build a fire and we'll steam them here on the beach. Will that satisfy you?"

"Yes! Yes!" Cian leaped to his feet and danced on the wet sand. "Mussels! Mussels! I could eat a currach full of mussels."

"Not so loud," she admonished. "You'll frighten the seals."

"No, I won't. They know we haven't come to hunt them." He paused and wrinkled his freckled nose. "I wish I'd saved some cheese for them."

She giggled. "They don't eat cheese."

"Well, if I ate raw fish and crabs all day, I'd like a bit of cheese." His gaze fell on a tiny gray seal pup. "Will it let me get close enough to-"

"Hush!" Kiara cried as she caught sight of two strangers emerging from the fog at the edge of a jagged outcrop of rock. "Get down!" She shoved him hard onto his belly and dragged him behind a rock.

"What-" he protested.

"Shh," she whispered. "Outlanders. You can't let them see you. Hide! Don't come out, no matter what."

She peered cautiously around the edge of the stone. The men wore foreign clothing and their hair was cut differently than any tribe she had ever seen.

Icy fear spilled down Kiara's spine as she scrambled over the boulders away from the beach. Her grandmother had warned her of sea raiders who struck without warning-looting isolated settlements, killing men, and carrying away women and children.

Startled by Kiara's sudden movement, the seals grunted and fled en mass toward the breaking surf, panic-stricken pups trailing behind them. From the corner of her eye, she saw her brother dart from his hiding place to another before slipping into a crevice in the granite rock. She screamed and ran in the opposite direction, praying that her ruse would give Cian time to squeeze into the half-submerged cave before the men caught sight of him and that the flight of the seals would cover his tracks in the sand.

A crumbling boulder blocked her path. Waves crashed against it, sending spray and foam high into the air. If she dove into the water, the force of the tide would carry her back onto the beach.

Catcalls and shouts came from behind her. With no other way out, Kiara attacked the forty-foot wall of rock, clawing her way up the sheer face, digging the toes of her leather boots into minute hollows and finding finger holds in the mossy, slick surface. She pressed her face into the cold stone as her hands cramped and her muscles ached.

A stone bounced off the rock beside her head. Kiara flinched, and one foot slipped. She could hear the blood pounding in her head above the crash of the surf.

Pain shot up her fingers as two nails snapped off. Still, Kiara clung to the rock and kept climbing. Breathlessly, she thrust one hand up and grasped the thin branch of a wind-twisted sapling. She heaved herself over the edge of the rim onto her belly and lay there for long seconds, eyes closed, sucking in great mouthfuls of air.

A harsh male voice grated words she couldn't understand.

Kiara opened her eyes and stifled a cry of anguish. A pair of large filthy feet wrapped in strange rope sandals loomed inches from her face. The man's toenails were blackened and jagged; his scarred legs covered with dark hair.

She rolled and sprang up, prepared to leap from the cliff onto the jagged rocks below. But as she dashed for the edge, a net settled over her head and shoulders. She felt herself jerked off her feet, and her head slammed against the ground. A hand closed around her wrist. She screamed and bit down until she tasted blood. The sandaled foot smashed into her ribs. She kicked and fought against her attacker. And then something heavy struck the back of her head. For long seconds, lights pinwheeled behind her eyes, and she felt as though she were sinking deep, deep into a black sea.

And then, she felt nothing at all.

(Continues...)



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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fabulous ancient historical romance

    In Alexandria Pharaoh Ptolemy informs his Queen Artakama that their daughter Mereret will marry his nephew Alexander, son of the Great. Though Artakama objects that her only child is too young to wed the offspring of a barbarian and Mereret says never to an alliance marriage with the barbarian that will take her away from her home, Ptolemy invites Alexander to his kingdom. In Bactria, ignoring the advice of his mother Roxanne not to trust the Egyptian ruler, the son of a Macedonian bandit, Alexander accepts the invitation and sails to Egypt where his half-brother Paris resides. --- Mereret appeases Alexandra¿s sexual appetite by gifting him with a pleasure slave Kiara of the Misty Isles. Alexandra enjoys the tryst and informs her she is his exclusively until he leaves for his kingdom with his bride. When Mereret tries a sexual betrayal of Alexander, Kiara saves his life. As they fall in love, Alexander does trust his intended with his life besides he wants to spend forever with Kiara. However, running off with her could cause an international crisis but marrying Mereret means courting death. --- THE WARRIOR, the final tale in the ¿Alexander¿ trilogy (see THE CONQUEROR and THE BARBARIAN) is a fabulous ancient historical romance starring the shrewd son of the Great one and an intelligent Irish sex slave. Readers will feel the royal intrigue on almost every page as Ptolemy battles with his scheming Queen and their daughter to cement the alliance with his nephew Paris does his own plotting with the target of everyone¿s machinations being Alexander. Judith French closes her superb miniseries with a powerful insightful look at fourth century BC mostly at Egypt and the Kingdom of Bactria ad Sogdiana. --- Harriet Klausner

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    This book is a good read but I think that you need to like books that are in B.C times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2005

    The Warrior

    The son of Alexander the Great and his beloved Roxanne has come of age, and now goes to Egypt to claim his former step-brother's half sister for his bride, making a powerful alliance for the Twin Crowns. However, Roxanne's worst fears come to pass and Alexander IV finds betrayal in Egypt. He also finds an Irish priestess who becomes his source of hope and help in his hour of need, and perhaps more than that. Back home, there is chaos as well. Angry with Roxanne for risking her life in an attempt to give him a son, Kayan has taken their youngest daughter on a military mission while Roxanne's pregnancy runs its course. He and the girl are heading into terrible peril. Roxanne's health is uncertain, and their other daughter is forced to decide whether to hide in the safety of the temple or rise to the duty of her heritage. It may be Roxanne's darkest hour as every one of her loved ones is on the brink of death, or it may be her finest hour. ................ **** Multiple stories weave together into a seamless saga that is thrilling and heartwarming at once. If you have read the first two books, then this is a must read. ****

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