Two cruel prophecies. A warrior with an impossible choice. Will she doom her people or save her love?
Frankish Empire, 802. Christian warrior Bradamante puts honor above all else. But when she meets handsome Saracen knight Ruggiero on the field of battle, forbidden passion ignites. With her lover pledged to the enemy, she fears duty and honor must keep them apart forever….
When a sorcerer imprisons the knight, Bradamante discovers two prophecies about their future with devastating consequences. She can indeed wed Ruggiero, but doing so would seal his death. If she forsakes her love, then she’ll cause the downfall of the Christian empire.
With the fate of her people at stake, will Bradamante choose to doom the innocent masses or the life of her one true love?
Quest of the Warrior Maiden is the award-winning first novel in the Bradamante & Ruggiero historical fantasy series. If you like Arthurian myth, strong heroines, and tales of forbidden passion, then you’ll love Linda C. McCabe’s thrilling epic of impossible devotion.
Buy Quest of the Warrior Maiden to battle for love and honor today.
• Winner - Best Historic Fantasy by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA)
• Honorable Mention for Genre-Based fiction by the Hollywood Book Festival
"In Quest of the Warrior Maiden, author Linda C. McCabe reveals an undeniable talent for creating a truly memorable and epic fantasy saga incorporating memorable characters, cliff hanger suspense, magic and Arthurian romance of the first order. Quest of the Warrior Maiden is enthusiastically recommended reading and a first rate selection for community library Science Fiction/Fantasy collections." - Julie Summers, reviewer - Midwest Book Review
"McCabe paints a vivid portrait of Medieval France whose vestiges can still be found in the streets of modern Paris." - Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc mystery series
"All great legends, whether of Britain's King Arthur, Greece's Trojan War or Europe's Charlemagne cycle contain stories of minor characters begging to be elaborated on. In Quest of the Warrior Maiden, Linda McCabe has picked up the lesser known tale of Ruggiero and Bradamante, this last being the warrior maiden of the title. Classic in its theme of young, idealistic lovers from opposing camps, it sheds a bright light on the culture, history and legends of a time and place too little explored by most western readers." - Persia Woolley, author of the acclaimed Guinevere Trilogy
"Amidst opposing armies of an ancient holy war, debut novelist Linda C. McCabe adds fresh interest to the tale of the star-crossed lovers, Bradamante and Ruggiero, in Quest of the Warrior Maiden. Rich in detail of the period, fans of the genre will truly appreciate McCabe's intelligence in detailing for her readers the events behind and leading up to the poignant love story between this lesser known couple from legend." - bestselling author, Patricia V. Davis
"A grand and engaging re-telling of the original 'star crossed lovers' epic with everything Orlando – chivalry, romance, fights to the death, hippogriffs, madness, and beauty! As engaging a story as I have read this year, I couldn't put it down and I urge you to pick it up today." - John Granger, author of Unlocking Harry Potter
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About the Author
Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and teenaged son. She received a master's degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in her novel's research, she traveled twice to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. She has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is past-president of the local branch, Redwood Writers. 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' anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds. Linda was one of sixteen writers who took part in a collaborative effort to each write one chapter in a murder mystery series called the "Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery" that appeared in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. She will also contributed a chapter in the sequel "Red Harvest." More of her writing can be found at her literary blog: lcmccabe.blogspot.com where she posts about writing, travel, medievalism and whatever strikes her interest. She also has a website at www.destrierbooks.com where she invites book clubs to contact her for visits by speakerphone or Skype chats.