Jun 28, 09
Read in June, 2009
Alyx Blackelt is not having an easy time. She had always been told her musical gifts were a blessing from God. She is off composing when the local nobleman sees her alone in an orchard and tries to rape her. She manages to get away but in revenge the nobleman breaks into her house, kills her father, burns the house to cover his crime, and then has her proscribed as a witch. The priest puts Alyx in male clothing and sends her off into the woods to a camp of freemen ruled by Raine Montgomery, a nobleman that King Henry VII listed as a traitor after Raine took the king's army to save his sister who was being held hostage. Raine hires Alyx as his squire. Since Alyx has a dim opinion of all noblemen after her experience and since Raine is fairly autocratic, they have a rocky relationship.
Although a someone typical historical romance, I really liked the book. It has strong characters and a good plot.