Book Reviews of Once a Knight (Knight, Bk 1)

Once a Knight  (Knight, Bk 1)
Once a Knight - Knight, Bk 1
Author: Christina Dodd
ISBN-13: 9780061083983
ISBN-10: 0061083984
Publication Date: 4/1/1996
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I really liked this one, & I'm not a big fan of medieval reomance. The characters were multidimentional, the secondary characters were interesting; the plot was good & well-developed. A touch of mystery, a twist here, an awwww there - all makes for an enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved the out of shape yet lordly hero. Very funny to watch him get over himself.
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Helpful Score: 3
Was hard to get into...main character is so cold...different kind of book...
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From Publishers Weekly
Medieval fans have a real treat in store in Dodd's newest. Dodd (Move Heaven and Earth) fashions her hero and heroine with such candor and wit that it tempts the imagination. After an attempt is made on her life, Lady Alisoun, the lofty and aloof chatelaine of Georges Cross, seeks protection from the legendary mercenary Sir David of Radcliffe. Searching out the former "King's Champion," Alisoun discovers, to her dismay, a down on his luck, out of condition hasbeen. Desperate, Alisoun hires him, hoping that the past laurels of the fabled hero are enough to hold the assassin at bay. The sensitive and often humorous interaction between the hero and heroine keeps the story moving at top speed and should win this writer an even broader audience.
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This book is not one of Cristina Dodd's best, but it's not bad. Sir David was rather a charming character.
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Only a threat to her life could have made strong-willed Lady Alisoun hire Sir David of Radcliffe to protect her castle. Although he had once been a hero and master swordsman, the good life had been a little too good to the lord, and his warrior skills were as rusty as an old suit of armor. But he needed the money to support his motherless daughter, and Alisoun was in no position to haggle. At Alisoun's grand estate, Sir David did indeed discover mischief-makers afoot. But what surprised him most was how quickly his own well-protected heart was in danger of falling to the fiery damsel who brought him to his knees.
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Very different hero. Loved the story.
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A Lady\'s Champion-- Only a threat to her life could have made strong-willed Lady Alisoun hire Sir David of Radcliffe to protect her castle. Although he had once been a hero and master swordsman, the good life had been a little too good to the lord, and his warrior skills had become as rusty as an old suit of armour. But he needed the money to support his motherless daughter, and Alisoun was in no position to haggle.
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Bought new, never read. Grrr, why do I do that?

Publishers Weekly Review:
Medieval fans have a real treat in store in Dodd's newest. Dodd (Move Heaven and Earth) fashions her hero and heroine with such candor and wit that it tempts the imagination. After an attempt is made on her life, Lady Alisoun, the lofty and aloof chatelaine of Georges Cross, seeks protection from the legendary mercenary Sir David of Radcliffe. Searching out the former "King's Champion," Alisoun discovers, to her dismay, a down on his luck, out of condition hasbeen. Desperate, Alisoun hires him, hoping that the past laurels of the fabled hero are enough to hold the assassin at bay. The sensitive and often humorous interaction between the hero and heroine keeps the story moving at top speed and should win this writer an even broader audience.