The Sword Maiden (Celtic Nights Series #3)

The Sword Maiden (Celtic Nights Series #3)

by Susan King

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The Sword Maiden (Celtic Nights Series #3) by Susan King

Eva MacArthur is desperate to protect her dispossessed clan and reclaim her island fortress from the evil lord who has stolen her heritage. To win she must take up a sword—and rely on the man she once loved.

Blacksmith Lachlann MacKerron has sworn never to craft another weapon or give away his heart, but he cannot refuse Eva or the fire that burns between them.

Bound by fate and passion, together they must save a shining legend or lose all.

REVIEWS:
"Against the backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, King deftly spins a mystical Highland romance." ~Publishers Weekly

"Magic, myth and history blend to perfection... " ~Romantic Times Book Club (Top Pick, K.I.S.S. Award)

"Bewitching... entrancing. Highly recommended!" ~The Romance Readers Connection

THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order
The Stone Maiden
The Swan Maiden
The Sword Maiden
Laird of the Wind

THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order
The Raven's Wish
The Raven's Moon
The Heather Moon

OTHER TITLES by Susan King
The Black Thorne's Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614174431
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Series: Celtic Nights Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,559
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of 22 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy, master storytelling and lyricism. Learn more about Susan’s books at susanfraserking.com, susankingbooks.com and wordwenches.com.

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Sword Maiden 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The third book in the maiden trilogy is a must for every reader of histroical romance. From the first to last page the reader is spellbound by the beautiful sensual story which takes place in the 15th century. Eva Macarthur guardian of her clan and island home and Lachlan Mackerron the blacksmiths son who does'nt think he is good enough for her. Their love for one another shines throughout the book despite her betrothal to another man The sword of Joan of Arc provides an unusual twist and Susans research of scottish history is as always excellent
harstan More than 1 year ago
In I428, Eva MacArthur, guardian of Innisfarna, agrees to marry Green Colin Campbell, an advisor to the King. Her long time friend Lachlann MacKerron is unhappy though he knows a blacksmith like him is not good enough for the daughter of a clan chief. Lachlann leaves for France to fight in the war. Colin arrives while Eva¿s father and older brother visit the King. He informs Eva that the king killed her father, imprisoned her brother, and outlawed Clan MacArthur. He tells her to marry him and give him Innisfarna and he will try to gain a pardon. She tells him she cannot because she is the female defender of the isle and the legend states that if a woman fails to act as the isle¿s protector Scotland is in trouble. He leaves for France as ambassador.

In 1431, Lachlann returns home only to learn that Innisfarna is now a fortress. Also returning to Innisfarna to claim everything including his proxy bride Eva is Colin. Eva knows she must fight him using the sword of the ¿French Maiden¿ out of respect for the legends of cherished Scotland.

The third book in Susan King¿s medieval Maiden series (see THE SWAN MAIDEN and THE STONE MAIDEN for the previous two novels) is an exciting fifteenth century romance. The story line uses references to Joan of Arc, a legend of Scotland, and faerie magic in special swords to enhance a beautiful love story between two star-crossed individuals. THE SWORD MAIDEN proves that historical tidbits can easily embellish a powerful story line when the author has the talent of Susan King.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the last of King's well-written Maiden trilogy, and I really loved it (and I intend to read this one again!)! I love historical romance, especially medievals, and I think Susan King is one of the best, most eloquent writers in historical romance today. The Sword Maiden combines historical fact (with a surprising, well-done subplot about Joan of Arc), legend, great research and fascinating characters into a beautiful story. It has a blacksmith hero you will fall in love with and a sword-wielding heroine to cheer on (and the author really did her research!!). The Sword Maiden is not a quickie novel to read in a night and forget, but one to savor and remember (a keeper, in other words). Brava, Ms. King, and thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very excellent book by Susan King. there is intrigue and historical romance that takes place during the hundred years war. The Sword Maiden is a must read.
Daisy58 More than 1 year ago
This book was very good though it did move a little slower than the rest in the series...Very good plot and well written.
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Great reading! An enjoyable tale with just enough of the right ingredients!