-- Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today Bestselling Author
York, England 1069... three years after the Norman Conquest
The North of England seethes with discontent under the heavy hand of William the Conqueror, who unleashes his fury on the rebels who dare to defy him. Amid the ensuing devastation, love blooms in the heart of a gallant Norman knight for a Yorkshire widow.
A LOVE NEITHER CAN DENY, A PASSION NEITHER CAN RESIST
Angry at the cruelty she has witnessed at the Normans' hands, Emma of York is torn between her loyalty to her noble Danish father, a leader of the rebels, and her growing passion for an honorable French knight.
Loyal to King William, Sir Geoffroi de Tournai has no idea Emma hides a secret that could mean death for him and his fellow knights.
WAR DREW THEM TOGETHER, WAR WOULD TEAR THEM APART
War erupts, tearing asunder the tentative love growing between them, leaving each the enemy of the other. Will Sir Geoffroi, convinced Emma has betrayed him, defy his king to save her?
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I ordered Rogue Knight by Regan Walker, shortly after reading Red Wolf's Prize. Red Wolf's Prize was a beautiful read with a lovely balance between history and romance. The characters still remain with me for they have left an impression long after I finished reading the novel. While, I enjoyed the rapid-flowing story of the first novel, I could not imagine the next book in the series could be as great as the first. But Rogue Knight, the story between Lady Emma and Sir Geoffroi de Tournai, left me conflicted on which of the two I truly love the most. Taking place during the Norman Conquest in 1069, both novels weave a rich tapestry of what life in Britain was like during this period of time. If one believed the nobles had it easier, one would be mistaken, and this is what I admire the most about Regan's novels. Although the genre is romance, the historical methodology is impeccable. In Rogue Knight, the second in the Medieval Warrior Series, the Normandy invasion with its brutality tests humanity on all levels. She deftly describes the epic nature and brings in the interests of the Scots and the Danes without muddling the story line with blocks of dense history. Yet, the author does not withhold her pen, believing readers would be distracted by the realities of the war. Instead, she carefully weaves the beauty with the horror, the strength with the weakness, the hope with the despair, and the amazing ability of the heart to find a way to love no matter how strong the will to hate. I have pre-ordered the third book in this series, Rebel Warrior, to be be released later this month. The story of Lady Talisand's brother, Steinor, is one I cannot miss. Regan Walker's skill at bringing her characters to life entices readers to read the complete Medieval Warrior series as not to miss a thing.
4.5 stars! There's just something about those conquering Norman knights when Ms. Walker tells their stories. Although I have found myself reading more lately, I’m not a huge historical romance fan. Regan Walker carries much of the responsibility for my reading more of them. Medieval Europe seems to come alive for me in this series. This time it is medieval York that gets the author’s special handling as she did for Talisand in Red Wolf’s Prize—book one in this series. Although I did have to put it down twice in the beginning because life happened, I stayed up late finishing the majority of the book because I couldn’t put it down. Emma and Geoff both go through so much in this story. The action is fast paced, and the scrimmages are brutal and deadly (but not graphic). Geoff is a tough Norman knight who turns out to have the most romantic heart. But, thank heavens, is never mushy. I just adore him. I would have liked the story to continue on a little further at the end since Emma fretted so over … Nope, not going to elaborate because I don’t want to give any spoilers. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series. Regan Walker has definitely earned a spot on my "must read" author list. I was given an advance reading copy of this book by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
Reviewed by April Gilly for Readers' Favorite Rogue Knight by Regan Walker is the story of Sir Geoffroi de Tournai, a Norman knight, and Emma of York, a young widow of York. Upon first glance, Geoffroi feels a connection to Emma when he sees her walking with her large hound, Magnus. Upon their first meeting, Geoffroi is unsure of how Emma will take to him as they meet in a field of bodies after a battle with the rebels, when she finds one of her adopted children lying unconscious amid the dead on the battle field. Geoffroi helps her get the boy home and then helps her several more times because it is the right thing to do. Emma is confused by Geoffroi's help as she is like the rest of England; under the belief that every Norman knight is vicious and will do awful things. While harboring a secret, Emma and Geoffroi fall in love and when her secret can no longer be kept, Emma makes the decision to risk it all by ensuring that the man she loves will live. Will Emma and Geoffroi get their happily ever after or will the two enemies never be able to put their differences aside and live with only half their hearts? Rogue Knight by Regan Walker has imagery that will place you right there with the characters, strong and realistic emotions, realistic characters, and best of all, the author is able to blend true history with fiction to create a beautiful, if slightly tragic love story. Regan Walker weaves a tale of one of the knights from The Red Wolf's Prize and you get updates on some of the characters from the first book, but you don't have to read the first to be able to enjoy the second. The love that Geoffroi shows to Emma's family that Emma herself has adopted seemed a little unusual to me for the time period, since I thought that adopted children weren't treated as well as blood, but it goes to show that sometimes, no matter the age you live in or the circumstances under which your family forms, love can conquer everything if you just open up your heart. In Emma and Geoffroi's case, love was able to conquer the fact that they should have been enemies. It makes for a more beautiful story when two characters can put aside their differences and follow the path fate has laid out for them. I will be watching out for the last two books of the series as I bet Regan Walker has done an amazing job, just as she did with the first two books.
This is a wonderful medieval romance set in York. Sir Geoffroi is a knight loyal to King William. Emma's father is trying to rid the country of William. So how's a woman to choose? The secondary characters in this book are wonderfully written and a big part of the story. I loved the first book in this series, "The Red Wolf's Prize", and I loved this one as well. I particularly like this author because I do not find typos or story discrepancies in her books. Also, the history, to the best of my recollection from college classes, is accurate. I do not write plot spoilers. If you like medieval romance, this series is a must.
A WOW of A ONE SITTING DON’T WANT TO LAY DOWN MEDIEVAL TALE I will say that after reading The Rogue Knight, book 2 of Medieval Warrior series, I anxiously await the rest of the series. This is one of the best series you will ever read. The Rogue Knight includes everything and every emotion a reader could ask for. Love, action, romance, and sensuality are all included. This is a page turning keeper shelf read and reread winner. The characters were well developed and the story unfolds in such a way the reader can close their eyes and go back in time to the medieval era, become part of the characters, and watch the gripping tale unfold. In York, England 1069, Emma of York, after witnessing the cruelty from the Normans, becomes torn between loyalty to her Danish father, a leader of the rebels, and her unexpected feelings for Sir Geoffroi de Tournai, a French Knight who is loyal to King William. Even as the couple is on opposites sides, love and passion develop between these strong characters. Emma hides a secret, which if known, may destroy Sir Geoffroi and his knights. Sir Geoffroi becomes convinced that Emma has betrayed him, in spite of their feelings. War draws them together and tries to tear them apart, however, no matter what goes on around them they have something that cannot be denied and between them a passion they cannot resist. Regan Walker has the great talent to allow the reader from the first page to become drawn into the story and hold them there until the last paragraph is read. The reader feels what the characters feel and become part of their history. I very highly recommend this book and author to anyone who loves reading historical romance. I anxiously await and mark my calendar for each new release.
A powerful tale of love blossoming amid war. Regan Walker has given us another great romance filled with the history of William the Conqueror, and his devastation in Northumbria. I never get bored with the way Ms. Walker weaves history into her romances. She always finds that perfect balance with fact and fiction, making us fall in love with her characters, and the places they're in. Sir Geoffroi de Tournai a powerful character from book one, The Red Wolf's Prize, returns to fight again at King Williams side in York. There he meets a widow, Emma who fights to keep her growing family together and safe from the Norman knights infiltrating her town. They both have much to overcome if they are ever to be together. I highly recommend Rogue Knight. This is a stand alone story, however book one, The Red Wolf's Prize is an amazing story as well, so I recommend you read both in any order. You'll fall in love with all the characters in the Medieval Warriors books.