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Book Title: Knight of Fire|
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The author of the book: Shannon Drake
Date of issue: December 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780380771691
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Reader ratings: 6.2
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This is the story of Bret D'Anlou - second son of Fallon and Alaric (the heroine and hero of the first book in the series "Princess of Fire") and Allora - the only child and heiress to a Scottish Laird and Lord of Far Isle. There is also a sub-story in this book involving Bret's sister, the oldest daughter, Elysia.
While the hero and heroine from the first book do make some appearances in this book, they are fairly minor characters in the overall story line. This book/series can easily be read alone or out of order.
The story starts out in 1088 with the prologue which is actually a scene from much later in the book. Then the book begins going back to 1086 (about a year and half from that scene) to tell Bret and Allora's story.
The story line is strong, the friction between the two lead characters is not overdone, and there is plenty of action to keep you interested. I did feel the "steam" was not all that hot, but she didn't skip over intimate scenes or use too many flowery words, either. Personally, I would have preferred the author not put the prologue in and add that part of the story to where it actually occurs, so the reader wouldn't have as much of an idea of what was to come. But, still, I had no trouble with keeping my interest in the story.
While this book would not make my list of the top 100 favorite books, I would certainly recommend it to those who enjoy medieval period romances. As to those who love Scottish romances, the accents are played way down, and the difference in dress is never even mentioned (other than the hair and beards). While the story was basically one of a clash of Scots versus the Norman-English, I felt the differences were not really shown strongly. There was some slight mention of differences in law or women's rights, but the book mainly gave the impression the Scots were resisting purely because the hero was of Norman-Saxon decent. I love Medieval period romances, and I love Scots romances, but this one felt much more like the typical Medieval books (the rebels could just as easily have been Saxon - or Viking, for that matter - any group who opposed the Normans of William the Conqueror's time).
So, overall, I would recommend the book to others to read - just don't expect men in kilts saying things like "dinna fash yerself, lass" because it's just not there (the author made a token effort with a few words like "ken" and the occasional "lass").
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Read information about the authorHeather Graham Pozzessere
aka Heather Graham, Shannon Drake
Heather Graham was born on March 15, 1953 and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies. After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and tended bar. She married Hershey Dennis Possezzere, and after the birth of her third child, she was determined to devote her efforts to her writing: her dream. She sold her first book in 1982.
Today, this author's success is reflected not just by reader response and the over 20 million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over 20 trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and BookRak, and several Reviewers' Choice and People's Choice awards.
Heather has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Romantically Speaking, a TV talk show that aired nationwide on the Romance Classics cable channel, and CBS Sunday News. She has been quoted in People and USA Today, been profiled in The Nation, and featured in Good Housekeeping. Her books have been selections for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. She has been published across the world in more than 15 languages and has published over 70 titles, including anthologies and short stories.
Now, she had five children. Somehow, this prolific author manages to juggle it all - family, career, and marriage - while reaching a level of success to which few can aspire.
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