Love binds them. Duty divides them. Victory hangs in the balance.
Frankish Empire, 802. Saracen knight Ruggiero is torn between love and honor. Though he vowed to convert and marry the Christian warrior Bradamante, he refuses to back out of his pledged service — even if that means returning to war against the woman he loves. But if he can's secure a release from his oaths soon, he knows he'll lose her forever…
In deep despair over her lover's choice, Bradamante fears the prophecy that could doom her family. But when she suspects Ruggiero may love another, the formidable fighter puts aside her dread and sets out on a quest for vengeance.With the lovers on opposite sides of the war, will Ruggiero gain leave from his duty in time, or will his quest for both his heart and his people cost him his life?
Fate of the Saracen Knight is the thrilling second volume in the Bradamante & Ruggiero historical fantasy series. If you enjoy epic journeys, rich descriptive detail, and forbidden passion, then you’ll love this enthralling tale. Buy Fate of the Saracen Knight to see where loyalties lie today!
“History and fantasy fans will find Fate of the Saracen Knight hard to put down, replete with insights on the effects of war, ideals, and duty on love; the ripples of discord created by threats of infidelity and battle; and the fate of two star-crossed lovers who aren't just manipulated by fate, but used to taking destiny into their own hands by force, if necessary.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“McCabe brings the great Carolingian tales to life with guts and gusto! If you like Game of Thrones, you'll love Fate of the Saracen Knight!” – Alexis E. Fajardo, author of Kid Beowulf series
“Readers will be gripped by the epic sweep of the Bradamante & Ruggiero Series. This second book ratchets up the narrative tension and leaves the reader emotionally invested not just in the Fate of the Saracen Knight, but the fates of all the characters.” - Dr. Richard Scott Nokes, Professor of Medieval Literature, Troy University
“Linda McCabe has woven a marvelously textured historical fantasy around Charlemagne and his knights. Her books are filled with accurate historical events dressed in an inspiring imaginative tale of fantasy, magic, courage, valor, chivalry, and love.” - Jonathan Rome, Narrator and Raconteur of the ancient Roman Empire www.romeonrome.com
“McCabe writes with passion about Ariosto’s Bradamante and Ruggiero, characters I’m familiar with from my high school days in Italy. Bravissima, Linda!” - Peppino D’Agostino, internationally renowned acoustic guitarist
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About the Author
Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and twenty-something son. She received a master's degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in the research of her writing, she has taken two extended trips to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. Her first novel "Quest of the Warrior Maiden" won the 2013 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Award for Best Historic Fantasy.
McCabe has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is a past-president of her local branch, Redwood Writers and received the Jack London Service Award. She has had opinion/editorials published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the Los Angeles Times and essays published in several of the Redwood Writers Vintage Voices anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds.
McCabe was also the winner of the website Portkey(dot)org's First Reader's Choice Award for Best Novel Length Fic for Harry Potter fan fiction in 2003 for her story "Secrets, Lies and the Daily Prophet."