Isabel of Alethonpe is left alone when her father, Alefric, and brother Geoff go off to fight against the invading Norman army. But when the Norman knight called the Black Sword came to take over the keep, its people, and the Lady Isabel. Isabel cannot believe it when they manage to break down the doors and enter the keep. Isabel has her people hide while she alone faces the invading Norman knights.
Sir Rohan du Luc, known to the Saxons as the Black Sword, is sent to take the keep and its people. Seven years ago Rohan and his men were held in a dungeon and tortured. When they were able to escape they stayed together to fight for William. Rohan and his men became known as the Blood Swords. The first time that Rohan sets eyes on Isabel; there she was standing in the middle of the keep alone. Ready to fight or do whatever she has to in order to see that her people will be unhurt.
This is the first in a new series call the blood Sword Legacy by Ms Tabke. The author pens a tale of the two people who have to overcome their distrust of each other. Ms Tabke makes the story so believable and also the characters. This is a keeper. Looking forward the next story.
The Blood Sword Legacy
Bound by a brotherhood forged in the hell of a Saracen prison, eight Blood Swords -- mercenary knights for William the Conqueror -- set out to claim their legacies the only way they can: by right of arms, by right of victory, by right of conquest.
For Sir Rohan du Luc, known as the Black Sword, enemies fall easily beneath his assault...until he comes face-to-face with a foe more worthy than any battle-hardened knight. Bold and courageous though she is, Saxon maiden Isabel of Alethorpe cannot stop Rohan de Luc from seizing Alethorpe and its people in the name of William the Conqueror. Then Rohan demands not just the manor, but Isabel herself. She vows that her heart will remain her own, even if she is forced to allow him to lay claim to her body. But while the lady's lips say no, Isabel's traitorous body is awakened to desire by the seductive attentions of this potent invader. Can she remain true to her Saxon heritage and her hopes that her brother may have survived the battlefield, or will Sir Rohan's skilled touch capture her unwilling heart as surely as his prowess with his sword captured her father's lands?