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(Knights #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  494 ratings  ·  50 reviews
1310 - Scotland

Blood-soaked Battlefields
Powerful Secrets.
And a Forbidden Love

Life gave her very little. She took it...

Morganna KilCreggar is tall. Lean. Immensely skilled with weaponry. And alone. Orphaned as a child, she did the only thing she could – she became the lad, Morgan. She’s lived the lie, existing on the edge of survival, her every moment devoted to one thing:
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 342 pages
Published May 7th 2014 (first published December 1st 2004)
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
This is one of the best gender bender romance I've read, though the heroine is incredibly insistent in not being with the hero even after he is driven to near insanity by how much he wants her, and proposed many, many times. LOL
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I was really enjoying this and thought it may even be a 4 star read for me until the final third thoroughly disappointed me and knocked off many stars of rating, which I am going to sort of explain in a spoilery way.

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Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
When Morganna’s clan is destroyed by the FitzHughs, she vows revenge. Dressed as a boy, she’s scavenging on a battlefield when a man named Zander claims her for his squire. Since he’s a member of the enemy clan, Morganna goes along with him while plotting to kill their leader. The squire Morgan’s skills at knife throwing and shooting arrows become legendary until even the Scottish king wishes to see the unbeatable youth. Meanwhile, Zander is horrified by his growing attraction to the young squir ...more
Vee Worthy
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gets both daring and endearing, in that the knight finds himself falling in love with his squire, who is a woman, but he doesn't know that. He berats himself for having such feelings for his squire, but he is drawn towards his soul mate, no matter the form. This is very daring for Ms. Ivie to present the idea that, if your soulmate is not the gender you would expect, would you love him or her anyway? This is what really got me in this book. Of course, his squire is actually a woman, so ...more
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
Quite a unique little number: a tortured, vengeful heroine and the hero desperate to love her out of it. Definite sexism, but I suppose this is 14th-century Scotland. A funny, very sweet read.

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Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top
After Mulan, this is the best chicks-in-pants stories I know! Morgan is definitely kick-ass! (200 push-ups!! I can't even do 10 :P)

There weren't so many holes in the plot that I couldn't let them go. I found the parts where Zander is angry and when they're both drunk hilarious! :D

The Reveal was a bit of an anti-climax - I was expecting an accidental reveal and anger and hurt, etc. After the reveal, female Morgan's character did seem weak compared to male Morgan. Also there were times when it fel
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
AUTHOR: JACKIE IVIE has a dialogue style. The characters talk to each other in such a way that it brings you directly into their lives. She writes to make you feel included and with humor

This book is about her rise to becoming a national hero and within that rise, love blooms.
Setting in the Scottish Lowlands. A time of wars between clans and during a time when Scotland invaded by the Sassenach (Englishman).
Left behind the clan wars are mostly the children of dead clansmen. They are poor
I read this awhile ago before I was a member of GR. I remember loving it. The h is badass, the H I remember really liking. I plan to read it again, and when I do, will write a better review with a refreshed memory.
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Sep 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
Recommended to ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ by: Lindsay Wolf
Shelves: freebie
Kindle FREEBIE today 9/5/14...... highly recommended by lovely Lindsay!!!!
Erin Kyle
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? It's perfect. I love Morgan(na), love Zander, love their lust/love.

I just love the *entire* package. I've re-read this book so many times I've lost track.
Ugh, this book! Here we have an obsessed, pussy whipped metrosexual (possibly bisexual) "hero" who falls in love with the heroine thinking she is a man! Yep, putting his tongue down her throat when he thinks it's a dude he's kissing! Even professes his undying love to her when he thinks she is a dude- A DUDE!

And then we have our arrogant, cocksure, unsympathetic "killing machine" heroine Morganna, who is known as Morgan the male Squire for the vast majority of the book.

Now I'm all for women war
Monique Takens
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik heb de Nederlands talige uitgave gelezen : Verboden passie - Candlelight Historische roman 640
Heerlijk verhaal voor elke feminist , een meisje /jonge vrouw die wraak wil nemen op moordenaars en zich daarvoor bekwaamd in het messen werpen en boogschieten en daar zo ongelooflijk goed in wordt dat ze de schotse koning Robert the Bruce ermee kan helpen alle schotse clans te verenigen . Geschiedkundig gezien is het waarschijnlijk allemaal onzin maar het is wel leuk om te lezen : )
Jewels Tate
This book is gender bender if your into the heroine disguising as a man. The heroine Morgana aka Morgan is the last living of her clan kilCregger. Everyone was murdered and she vows for vengeance. She lives as a man and was one day was kidnapped and forced into being his squire by the hero Zander FitzHugh. Coincidence it works out in her favor because she is after him at first but learns its his laird shes after. So she does not fight him and waits patiently for the kill. But There is instant co ...more
Ana T.
Dec 08, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2008
I can't remember anymore why I put this one in the TBR pile. I don't particularly like "girls in pants" stories (with the exception of These Old Shades) but something must have been good in other's recommendations for me to add it to the pile.

A passionate, emotional, action-packed story set against the violent and volatile backdrop of 14th-century Scotland. When her family is wiped out by Clan FitzHugh, Morganna KilCreggar makes a vow to gain justice. Tall, fit, and a weapons expert with formida
Lexi Suarez
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it. Love it! I've read a few books where the heroine dresses as a man. Where the hero starts to feel something for her before he even figures it out. But this is the first time it's been handled almost exactly as I always hoped it would be.

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Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morganna (The Brocade #4)by Jackie Ivie Also published as
**********Lady Of The Knight by Jackie Ivie 382 pages***********

When Morganna "Morgan" KilCreggar was four years old her family was attacked and women and children where slain. The men of the family are away from home , a clan war beings and ends six years later when all the men of the clan are killed in battle. Morgan has sworn revenge and justice on the FitzHugh clan. Morgan disguises herself as a lad, and becomes deadly with all weapons
Lynsey A
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Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read from Jackie Ivie. Morgan is a kick ass female warrior and Morgan is a dark and handsome highlander. Morgan and Zander's relationship will have you laughing and wondering why Zander can't see what is right in front of his eyes.
Ninou d'IOTM
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai adoré, enfin un highlander, un vrai et une femme digne d'un guerrier!
Une très bonne lecture que du ++++++ <3
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
"Remember when I spoke of a woman's power, Morganna?" he said.
She nodded. It was the most she was capable of.
"It is in the life she gives. The life she creates for the men about her, it's the realms of valor, gallantry and chivalry that she makes a man strive toward, just so he can be noble enough to deserve to be at her side. And it is the life she grows within her. A man canna' do any of these things. This is the power that women have. I ask you again, Morganna, and I beg of you not to lie to
Ooooo guys I really liked this one! Obvi by the four star review but honestly I haven't dipped my toes in a true Scotland laird filled romance in a while and ooo what a way to dive back in! This was a phenomenal book in that it really made me feel like I was reading a real life historical fiction. The use of cultural aspects and words, even the realness of the characters actions had me devouring this book. True it started out a bit hard to read, honestly becuase the dialogue was so accurate, thi ...more
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Sherry Vaughan
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I knew Jackie Ivie was a good writer but this book is at a totally different level. The story engages you from the beginning. Morgan (or Morganna as we will find out later) has one and only one goal. Kill the FitzHugh who murdered her family. To achieve this goal, she becomes the best marksman anyone has ever seen. She is deadly accurate with axes, swords, and bows and arrows. But her specialty is dirks. Her singled-minded hatred of the FitzHughs is put to the test when she meets one by the name ...more
Philleys Peters
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my most favored books!

I have always loved reading, especially romances. This historical romance was one of the first books that made a huge impression on me, way back in my younger days, and when this book was then titled "Lady of the Knight". Morganna was the first kickass heroine I read and the first "lady disguised as a male" storyline to grab my fancy! I am so happy to have this ecopy for my library, besides the "faithful" and not too tattered paperback one that I still have after all
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, the language was a little hard to get used to in this book. Almost gave up reading it after the first couple of pages..
Liked the trope but i felt like the big secret of the heroine being a girl not a "lad" was dragged on too long and the big reveal wasn't done in the best way. It just kind of dissapointed me as I was quite excited to see how the hero would find out..and then he found out and there was no secret anymore amd that was that 😒
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All around great story. I love both main characters. I super love Zander. What a great hero. Morgan/Morganna is an awesome heroine.

Great story about love overcoming revenge and families reuniting.

Great great story. Sweet epilogue.
DNF 70%
As you can tell from my current reading history, I’ve been reading from a list: Girls disguised as boys.

What I’ve noticed is that this premise is very hard to do convincingly when you’re not aiming for humour. And most of the books were trying to take themselves seriously. Lady of the Knight is one of such books that takes itself very seriously. In trying to go for a dramatic, dark flair, the author left plenty of holes and flaws in her writing (or did she think the problems would be over
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Il est assez difficile de dire si on aime ou pas ce livre. Il y a pourtant beaucoup pour plaire aux fans de Highlanders et de kilts. L'auteur nous offre aussi une histoire pleine de rebondissements et des personnages forts et bruts. Cependant, il y a comme une impression de beaucoup trop. Trop de péripéties, un livre qui traîne en longueur (plus de 500 pages pour une histoire qui aurait pu être racontée en 350-400) et un personnage féminin un peu trop dur.

Morganna KilCreggar est, avec sa sœur, l
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SO I HAVE read all of the Brocade series somehow i skipped this book so i read it and boy i love highlanders and strong women who can fight for what is right .
but what happens when a lad comes across a man who takes him as his squire . but what if the lad is na a lad but a lass . and what happens when the truth is revealed and the man who took her as a lad fell in love with her . and wants to avenge her family her Sette . and to take her name as his as well as she takes his name can this happen
May 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Oh why, oh why do you do this Ms Ivie?? This is the second of Jackie Ivie's books that I have read in the Brocade series. They are compelling and hard to put down. This one in particular is hugely romantic but the author has this horrible habit of portraying her heroes as abusive douchebags in the earlier part of her books. In this one, Morganna is subjected to physical abuse and torment which to my mind, is never later acknowledged or apologized for. It's not enough to expect us to fall in love ...more
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Jackie Ivie was born and raised in a suburb outside Utah's capital, beautiful Salt Lake City. The second in a family of four daughters and one son, Jackie was constantly amusing her siblings with her invented games, escapades, and stories. And she was always reading. She would even walk the family dog, with one hand holding the leash, while the other held the ever-present book. No subject went unr ...more

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