Book 2 is even better than book 1 (Master of Surrender). It has the classic storyline: fight, fight, fight, lust, lust, heroine in harms way, hero saves her. fight, fight, fight, hero in harms way, heroine sacrifices all to save his life. LOVE is the result.
The path to this conclusion is terrific and had me on the edge of my seat, literally. This book deals with the fighting between the Welsh, the Saxons and the Normans in 1067. Little bit of bloodlust and sword fighting (especially from the heroine) but not enough to detract from the storyline.
The final 30 pages or so were the hardest to read as it was difficult to see through my tears -- very heart-wrenching. This is truly one of those books that you don't want to end but need to know how it ends.
I can't wait til book 3
Set in 1067, the storyline revolves around political intrigue immediately after William the Conquerer wins England. A fascinating account of medieval times and what it took to survive in those times, a harsh and brutal era. The author did a very good job of developing the hero and heroine's characterizations - what caused them to be the way they were, what changed them, their motivations, etc. All in all, an excellent historical romance, with the emphasis on historical.