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Kathryn Le Veque presents Book 2 in The Blackchurch Guild: The Shadow Knights series. Contains mature themes.
It has been said that the Plantagenet royal family is full of vipers. No one knows that so well as Sir Fox de Merest, a knight of the highest order once given the ultimate assignment—to protect a royal bastard from the rage of Eleanor of Aquitaine. It was a task he failed miserably at—he fell in love with the woman he was supposed to protect, which resulted in her being committed to a nunnery.
As the trainer known as "The Protector" at the most elite warrior training school in England, Fox has carved out a niche for himself training new recruits and distancing himself from the crushing failure of being unable to protect his love from a furious queen. No one knows of his past, but ten years after his abject failure, the subject rears its ugly head again.
Fox's lady love was Gisele of Hampshire, and now her uncle, King John, is brokering a treaty that would see her plucked from the convent thrust into the limelight of a strategic marriage. Fox is now tasked with saving her from a marriage that would cause her death and taking her to safety—again. At William Marshal's request, he must take a leave from Blackchurch to try and finish what he started those years ago.
Contains mature themes.
Running time 8 hrs