Unconquered

Unconquered

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by Hannah Howell
     
 

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Left a bequest by a woman with rare psychic powers, Eada of Pevensey suddenly finds herself in possession of a box containing a mysterious document. . .and something even more extraordinary: the gift of second sight. Now she can actually "see" her chilling fate: a Norman invader with sea-dark eyes riding across the fields to claim her lands. . .and her love

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Left a bequest by a woman with rare psychic powers, Eada of Pevensey suddenly finds herself in possession of a box containing a mysterious document. . .and something even more extraordinary: the gift of second sight. Now she can actually "see" her chilling fate: a Norman invader with sea-dark eyes riding across the fields to claim her lands. . .and her love.

A reluctant soldier for William the Conquerer, Drogo de Toulon seizes the Pevensey lands as a right of conquest. . .and meets a woman who defies him at every turn—and arouses uncontrollable desire. Yet now, as war rages across a divided England, the two lovers must find the bond that joins body and soul. . .as they chart a course through battle and betrayal that could break their hearts—or seal their passion for all time. . .

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . .

"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." —Publishers Weekly

"Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner." —Romantic Times

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A great story has a beginning, a middle and an end. This latest by the author of My Valiant Knight is all middle. On the eve of William's invasion of England, Eada of Pevensey is separated from her family and captured by Drogo de Toulon, handsome, wise, sensitive. At the same moment, she inherits the gift of seeing (or more often, hearing) the future. She knows Drogo is her destiny, so there's no conflict there. Instead, Howell has constructed an episodic plot in which Eada, after "hearing" the cries of her people, slips out of camp, meets up with one particularly nasty lordling and must be rescued by the ever-attentive Drogo. Aside from the plotting problems, Drogo is also just a bit too nice. His lines run to "I was wondering what if anything, I should say, for I could not judge how you felt"the kind of thing one might pay a 20th-century shrink for, but could hardly expect from an 11th-century Norman. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420122336
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
619,586
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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Unconquered 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really fond of this book. I thought it was entertaining and it had a good mixture of war and love. I would definitely recommend this book who loves love stories that are somewhat dramatic. This book will keep you interested and you'll want to know what happens.
danja More than 1 year ago
Finished this book in only a few hours. It was such a wonderful read! one of my fav
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the comments from Publisher's Weekly, I really liked this book. I do think there could have been a bit more conflict but I was still very pleased with the book overall. If you like Hannah Howell's style you will appreciate this work as much as her others.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog Reviewed by Robin Review Copy Provided by the Publisher In 1066 William the Conqueror lead a Norman invasion on the Saxons. During this time villages were plundered, women and children were raped and left for dead while the men were off fighting. However, in this medieval love story Eada of Pevensey is somehow left unharmed. Eada knowing that the invasion is upon them visit with Old Edith a very dear friend who has the sight. Edith proceeds to tell Eada that her future lies with a Norman. Unheard of in those days Eada who is a widow still has her maidenhead in tack. Edith dies and Eada finds out that not only does she have the sight to see the future she also is able to hear things. Into Eada’s life comes a big boisterous Norman just as Edith had predicted. He I think at first finds himself intrigued by how feisty and gusty Eada is. He doesn’t rape her but instead falls for her gentle strength, along with the courage that she holds within herself as she faces the Norman’s and what is inevitable. As Eada stands her ground with Drogo De Toulan we are able to see the beginning of a very heartwarming story of love that conquers all even when war is all around. Ms. Howell has such a way of weaving the main characters in the story that you can’t help but fall in love with their plight. Just as you fall for Eada and Drogo’s tale you find yourself falling also for two lesser character’s…Ivo and Mary. Even though they don’t speak the same language they find a way to communicate as they turn the Norman’s camp into an orphanage as they bring in the children left from the invasion. While the Norman Invasion is going on all around it is nice to see romance, friendship and the helpfulness coming from people you normally wouldn’t think to look for it. I found this to be another delightful story from Ms. Howell, which takes us from the rough side of war and shows us a kinder gentler side. I know I loved this as I am sure you will also. I wish sometimes though that just once the heroine can be of normal size and not some small fry that fights off the huge hero that tends to tower over her tiny frame. Maybe that makes for better reading? More of a head to head battle of will and strength!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was interesting enough. I liked Eada's couragious personality. Thought there was lots of humor which is always good :) but *spoiler alert* I was kind of disappointed that Sir Guy's hatred for Drogos is not more elaberate. I mean the Guy wants him dead and all the book says is that it's because of some unreasonable jeliousy. Oh, and what's up with all the lovemaking and no pregnancy! Not very credible...
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
UNCONQUERED by Hannah Howell is another exciting Medieval historical romance set in 1066 England. A battle between England’s Saxons and Normandy/France’s Normans. A complex and compelling story of the struggle between the Saxons of England and the Normans.It is the story of secrets,the lost of innocence,love,treachery,jealousy,the fight for a way of life for England,and who would rule England,Harold or William the Conqueror.A compelling cast of characters with a touch of paranormal. A Saxon women,Eada of Pevensey,a woman with a gift of sight and Drogo de Toulon,a soldier for William the Conquerer will find they have more than passion in common.Ms. Howell certainly pulls the reader into another era and is a wonderful storyteller that will have the reader spellbound. A captivating story with twists and turns. Received for an honest review. Details can be found at Zebra Books,published by Kensington Publishing Corp.,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity. REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love scenes were typical i enjoyed all the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Hannah Howell's books and can't wait for the new ones to come out. Her books are in my "keep" file.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a dedicated fan of Hanna Howell havenread most all of her books and axionsly await for her to write new ones!! I return to reread her series and stay updated love her books and writing style!
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Nothing much happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*A very enjoyable romance...
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Dragged. Not terrible but not to exciting. Read the whole book but had to push myself to do it.
Bukgoddess More than 1 year ago
A Romance story you cannot help but love! Hannah Howell delivers a definitely classic romance story even though it is coming to us for the second time! The re-release of Unconquered keeps you turning the pages with a smile on your face in this historical romance set in 1066 England during the time of William the (Bastard) Conqueror. Eada, the daughter of Lord Waltheof and Lady Vedette of Pevensey has no idea that life, as she knows it will soon come to an abrupt halt. Eada, running with her dogs makes her way to visit Old Edith, the friend she treasures most of all, who lives in the secluded hills outside of Pevensey far away from the danger that has just arrived on their shores. Old Edith, a woman now of advanced years, banished to the hills above Pevensey long ago by the very townspeople who feared the “sendings” she would receive and the truth that always came of them. Old Edith had much to say to Eada this day, of most importance, was the promise she evoked from Eada to heed all they had spoke of, for not only her future but the future of Saxon Pevensey itself, would soon become fatedly entwined with the Norman man who rode with William the Conqueror, their enemy.
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