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Bound to the Barbarian (Palace Brides #1)

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Sold into slavery, maidservant Katerina promised one day to repay the princess who rescued her. Now that time has come, and Katerina must convince commanding warrior Ashfirth Saxon that she is her royal mistress.

Spending balmy days and long sultry nights with this man makes Katerina's task increasingly impossible. How long will she be able to keep up her deception? And how
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Published February 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mandy Hemmings
Bound to the Barbarian is an historical romance set against the background of the Byzantine Empire in the late 11th century A.D. It's published by Mills & Boon. I generally love Mills & Boon historicals, and this one was no exception. It's really vividly written and the author has certainly done her research - my interest was piqued enough to look up some of the historical background, which is fascinating!

Ashfirth Saxon, leader of the Varangian guard (and the "barbarian" of the title, al
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E. Chainey (Bookowski)
İmparator Nikheporos'un yerine General Alexis Komnenos'un geçtiği zamanda işlenmiş bir hikayeydi. Varagian Muhafızları (İmparatora bağlılık yemini etmiş bu muhafızlar) Kumandanı Ashfirth Saxon, Prenses Theodora'yı alıp Konstantinopol'e götürmeye gelmiştir ama prensesin gitmemek için çok büyük nedeni(gerçekten önemli bir neden) vardır. Prensesin yerine onun "Ceylan Gözlü" nedimesi Katerina geçer. Ama ateş ile barut yan yana durmaz derler ya aynen öyle olur. Katerina'nın acı veren geçmişi bu iki a ...more
Leila Anani
Freed slave Katerina pretends to be her mistress when the Varangian guard come to escort the princess back to Constantinople for a marriage alliance. We have a double forbidden romance (that really isn't) plot - warrior bodyguard/princess and ex-slave/wealthy hero. Yes the plot is a little daft but it works well enough and we have the knowledge from the outset that things can all be resolved happily.

The best thing about this novel is the Byzantine setting which is wonderful. Its so refreshing to
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Al'abordage Delaculture
L’avis de Chica :
Un dé-lice ! J’ai dévoré ce premier tome des Fiancées du Bosphore il y a à peine deux jours et je n’en suis toujours pas revenue. Ce roman m’a énormément plu et m’a donné envie de découvrir au plus vite la suite (heureusement, ce sera pour octobre! :D ).
Je n’avais encore jamais eu l’occasion de lire de romance historique se déroulant en Grèce ni à cette époque et je suis littéralement conquise ! J’en redemande !
Il faut reconnaître que la couverture est tout simplement sublime et
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Tasneem
This was a quick, easy read. Having already read Lady Anna's story, I kind of knew what was coming with Katrina and Ashfirth but it was really well done. I liked actually seeing the chain of events from two different viewpoints, both women having different concerns and worries, having differences that formed their alternative perceptions of events. Loved Ashfirth Saxon, he was just so gorgeous.
HÜLYA
Bu ay ki Harlequin Historical sayısının yazarı Carol Townend'in Bizansta Bir Güzel Orjinal adı Bound to the Barbarian'ın Goodreads puanı 5/3,33 benim puanım 5/3
Güzel bir romandı yazarın kalemini sevdim..Araştırdığımda üç kitaplık bir seri olduğunu gördüm..Bizans'ta Bir Güzel serinin ilk kitabıydı.. Birde İstanbul'da geçmesi kitap ile daha çok ilgilenmeme neden oldu..

Konusu oldukça ilginçti..1069 yıllarında yani orta çağ da geçmekte hikayemiz..Giritli bir çömlekçinin kızı Katerina ülkesini Norman
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Mymyworm
Vous ne vous ennuierez pas une minute aux côtés de Ashfirth et Katerina. Vous serez époustouflés par les décors variés et décrits d’une main de maître par l’auteure tant et si bien que vous aurez l’impression d’y être.

Ma chronique : http://songedunenuitdete.com/2014/08/...
Lilith
3.5
Un final un poco apresurado, aunque cerró bien la historia de Katerina deja la de la princesa muy al aire, supongo que esas incógnitas se resolverán en su propio libro. Espero.

Los personajes principales me han gustado pero a la vez me parecieron planos, superficiales y repetitivos. Pese a eso, es una historia que entretiene, y al ser tan corto, ideal para esas largas filas en bancos, pagos de víveres o durante el fin de semana.
Esra
Hoş bir kitaptı.. İçinde Aya Sofya, Aya Irene ve Marmara Denizini okumak keyifli geldi. Serinin devamını da keyifle okurum sanırım :)
Marina Andreou
brilliant story, lovely characters, romance, etc etc!!!
Tiffany
This book was a quick, easy read.
Brittany
Good book, typical Historical romance.
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Writer of Medieval Historical Romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Fiction:
The Knights of Champagne mini-series:
Lady Isobel's Champion July 2013
Unveiling Lady Clare January 2014
Lord Gawain's Forbidden Mistress March 2015
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Bound to the Barbarian 2010
Chained to the Barbarian 2012
Betrothed to the Barbarian 2012
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The Novice Bride 2007
An Honorable Rogue 2
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