On Falcon's Wings

On Falcon's Wings

by Lisa J. Yarde

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Overview

Love united them. Destiny drove them apart.

When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage.

Swept away in the arms of another, Avicia enters the treacherous court of Duke William of Normandy. Through the years, Edric and Avicia reunite in a timeless, forbidden love, but a bitter rivalry for the English throne divides them. In a world forever altered in the aftermath of Hastings, hope rises and the chance to love again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151712224
Publisher: Alhambra Press
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

Lisa J. Yarde writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, On Falcon's Wings, featuring a star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers before the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and The Burning Candle, based on the life of one of the first countesses of Leicester and Surrey, Isabel de Vermandois. Lisa has also written five novels in a six-part series set in Moorish Spain, Sultana, Sultana's Legacy, Sultana: Two Sisters, Sultana: The Bride Price, and Sultana: The Pomegranate Tree where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of the last Muslim dynasty to rule in Europe. Her short story, The Legend Rises, chronicles the Welsh princess Gwenllian of Gwynedd's valiant fight against twelfth-century English invaders and is available now. Born in Barbados, Lisa currently lives in New York City. She is also an avid blogger and moderates at Unusual Historicals. Her personal blog is The Brooklyn Scribbler. Learn more about Lisa and her writing at the website www.lisajyarde.com. Follow her on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. For information on upcoming releases and freebies from Lisa, join her mailing list at http://eepurl.com/un8on.

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On Falcon's Wings 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Lisa did her research. All authentic characters except two. Fictional drama nicely woven into historical facts. Had to make a genealogy chart to help me understand relationships. The sexual scenes were very understated, leaving much to the imagination. Society and mores of the 11th century were explicitly detailed and allowed me to mentally absorb the brutality and insensitivity of the nobility and religious. I loved this book and will read it again. But I needed a regional map of Europe to find the countries that do not exist today. A glossary would also be helpful, as many ancient words are not in the dictionary. (what is a handfasted wife?) Thank you,Lisa, for all your hard work on this book.
DianeCu More than 1 year ago
Well written & researched historical novel. Pretty interesting, but too many sex scenes spoiled it for me!
millhold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd like to read more by this author, although this particular book didn't quite grab me, as I had expected it to. I found the characters to be a bit tedious, and often predictable; I wanted them to be more than stock characters. Nevertheless, the book was well written, and well researched. I will look for Yarde's future work to see how her writing progresses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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Melissa Fierke More than 1 year ago
MEH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books started out ok, but it became so silly, I just couldn't finish it. And it was not particularly well written.
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yoopergirlSM More than 1 year ago
I loved this well researched and well written historical romance that takes place in 11th century Europe. I would love to read more historical fiction by this author.