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The Angel Knight

(Faulkener Family #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  365 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Lady Christian, a Scottish renegade, has been declared an outlaw by England's King Edward I. Already seriously ill and facing a royal death sentence, she prays for a miracle. The answer to her prayer comes in the form of a mysterious English knight, who has both a healing touch—and the key to her heart.
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Topaz
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Alba Turunen
4’5 Estrellas. ¡Qué maravilla de libro! ¡Qué bonito! Me ha encantado, hacía mucho que no disfrutaba de una novela medieval de esta manera. No porque tenga nada especial, si no que me ha parecido que ha habido un perfecto equilibrio en todo momento y he sentido que todo estaba perfectamente planificado.

No voy a negar que la historia cae en algunos tópicos de las novelas románticas medievales, pero creo que el truco para que te convenzan son los personajes, el argumento, y cómo esté escrito. En to
Regan Walker
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the time of Robert the Bruce, there is a legend of gold…

Set in Scotland n 1306-1307, when Edward I reigned in England and Robert the Bruce would become King of Scotland, this is the story of Lady Christian MacGillean, a Scottish heiress and follower of her cousin the Bruce, and who burned her own castle in Western Scotland to keep the English from getting it.

Sir Gavin Faulkener, an English knight, whose mother was a Scot, encounters Christian when she is a prisoner of Edward, and at death’s
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
2.5 stars
Not bad. The author some historical characters, setting, legend and interesting story but the characters sounded somewhat modern to me. 2 stars.
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Grab your old Mariah Carey CD and travel back to 1996 with me as I review The Angel Knight by Susan King.

Full review here:

Thanks for reading!
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Lady Christian MacGillean was the owner of a castle in Glloway Scotland in 1306. Forced to marry an Englishman to keep the castle, she burns it when he's killed and the English threaten. She leaves to join her cousin Robert Bruce, but he is captured and put in a cage on the wall of Carlisle Castle.

Gavin Faulkener is half Scottish but has been an ambassador to France for ten years for King Edward. Edward replays an earlier charge of treason by granting him the burned castle. He also rescues Chris
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A healing touch

A knight finds himself torn between his oath to the English king and his maternal connection to Scotland. But it is his love for a young Scottish woman that he gives his trust that decides his fate. Entertaining historical fact and fiction interacting with Robert the Bruce's fight for the throne of Scotland. A compelling love story with a very hot knight.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Truly romantic and told with the lure of hidden legend entwined made this a remarkable story. Thank goodness for wonderful books like this. Jack
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it and I got the next book to read,
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book had me spellbound from the first page on. It is an enchanting mixture of the rough, hard reality of Scotland in the early 14th century and and the people living there, many of them victims of the conflict between King Edward and Robert Bruce. Especially many of the female relations of the Bruce suffered terribly at the hands of the king when he got hold of them.

This is why our hero Sir Gavin Faulkener sees our heroine, a close relation of the Bruce’s for the first time when he is stan
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I love books about knights and chivalry. So, after searching through Amazon dot com, I found the book called, "The Angel Knight" and ordered it believing it to be a "regular novel". When I received it in the mail, I found it to be a "romance novel" instead. I thought to myself, "Gee, guys don't read Romance novels, do they?"
After setting it aside while I get my other novel read, I returned to "The Angel Knight" and decided to give it a chance. (Er, well, since I am a budding writer, I thin
Marjorie Mindel
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review."
The story begins with Christian, a Scottish lass cousin to Robert Bruce, the proclaimed King of Scotland, watching the murder of the Scottish knights protecting the Scottish Queen and her family. She is taken prisoner along with the other women, and ultimately kept prisoner in a wooden cage suspended from the side of a castle, deprived of food, blankets and fire, beaten by the sadistic Oliver Hastings, King Ed
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kings, Scots, the English and Magic all rolled into one! A tale you DON'T want to miss!!!!!!

This is the first novel that I have I've read by Susan King. Thank you Ebook Discovery for introducing me to her.

This was a wonderful Scottish vs. English medieval tale. It begins with the heroine Christian, burning her lowland castle in support of Robert Bruce. She escapes, but is eventually captured by King Edward's men and imprisoned in a cage attached to a castle. Enter her English Knight hero Gavin F
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story during the time of King Edward and Robert the Bruce. This novel grabbed me from the start and kept me turning the pages. It was a combination of everything you would hope for in a historical romance...the exciting backdrop of war between the Scottish and the English, lots of action and adventure, hidden treasure, steamy passion, untold secrets.and a little bit of magic. The characters were multi-dimensional and full of depth. You couldn't help but root for Gavin and Christian. Th ...more
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story is set in Scotland in 1300.
This romance is full of mistery and action so when you start to read this book, you'll never want to leave it.
A book for everyone what love medieval tales.
I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it
I found the book to actually be pretty good as far as romance books go. I bought it for 50 cents at the dollar store, so it was a good buy. There were several very noticeable grammar and spelling errors which was a little odd.
Helen White
Angel Knightmuch better than i first thought

Considering the first set read by this arthur, this book deserved the 3 stars I have given it. Reading the next book in the series before I praise this too much
Estefania B. León (Undécimo Reino)
Ésto si es un libro de la epoca de Robert Bruce. Sensacional, fantastico y magico. Lleno de drama, de aventuras, de ¡rebeldes!
Laurie Smith
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Jun 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a great story. I loved the secrets revealed at the end.
Susannah Carleton
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm re-reading this wonderful book for the umpteenth time. I've enjoyed all of Susan King's books, but this one is my favorite.
A. R.
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed the hero in this story and the Scottish landscape and history.
Apr 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Hero saves heroine from imprisonment by the king and has his loyalties divided between Robert The Bruce and the english king
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: king-susan
What a surprise! I really enjoyed this.
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: giggle, romance, europe
A wonderful way to turn off the brain and enjoy a nice story. The hero is the most likeable male lead in a romance novel I've read so far. A nice break from strenuous graduate reading.
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book to read for relaxing without any "brain stain." I read for pleasant entertainment mostly. This book gave me just that.
The first book in the Faulkener Family series by Susan King. A pleasant surprise for me. Enjoyable and entertaining. Loved the characters.
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SUSAN FRASER KING is a multi-published, bestselling, award-winning author and a former art history lecturer. She holds a B.A. in art and an M.A. and most of a Ph.D. in art history, with postgraduate work in medieval studies. Her books are widely praised for historical detail and a lyrical writing style, and she has won multiple honors and awards for her novels written as Susan King and Sarah Gabri ...more

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