For a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy is an act of treason . . .
Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .
As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .
Knight Quests By C.C Wiley 4 stars Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog Knight Quests is the second book in the Knights of the Swan series by C.C. Wiley. I read this book as a standalone but would definitely like to read the first book in the series too. This is also the first book that I have read by this author. I really enjoy historical romance stories and I loved the medieval setting for this one. The story was written well for the time period the story was set in. The story had a great forbidden love theme to it as Drem, a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, finds himself sheltering a French orphan, Brigitte. She sparks something within him but he knows that falling for the enemy is an act of treason. There was just something about Drem that drew me to him; I loved his protectiveness of Brigitte even though he knew this could come with consequences. Overall I thought that the story was fast paced with a great suspense theme running through it. I loved that historical feel to it. I thought that the characters were well developed and I would definitely like to read more from this author in the future.
'Knight Quests' by C.C. Wiley is Book Two in the "Knights of the Swan". I feel this can be a stand alone book. This was a medieval romance story that told how Brigitte de Marnier and Drem Ap Dafydd. Brigitte was an orphan who ended up a band of thieves for a family. Drem who is trying to prove himself after what happened with his father has been trying to earn his postion as a Knight of the Swan. A romance between these two should be...but love finds it way...as it did with their story. Overall enjoyed their story. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
I really liked this medieval romance. Brigitte is an orphan who created a family from a group of thieves and Drem is a soldier trying to prove himself. The story is fast paced with lots of suspense and drama and the story held my interest throughout. A good read.
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. The main part of the book deals with war between the English and French on French soil. The book has a dark part to it involving war, death, hunger and danger. Bridgette has learned to survive and then meets Drem and finally comes to love him. If you like books on war you would like this one.
This book can be read as a stand alone. Meeting the Knights of the Swan will make you wish to read other books in this series. The main portion of the book takes place in France outside the walls of Halfleur where the English are waiting for "cooperation."
Anticipation and uncertainty are the main emotions in these dark days. Brigitte is only concerned with survival until a young boy named Piers is put under her care. The man who claims to be protecting orphaned children was once Brigette's friend, she believed. Lately she has her doubts about him as well as life in general. Nothing is guaranteed and the old rules no longer apply. Drem, long time friend of King Henry, is in the thick of this seize yet feels alone. His father was a traitor so almost everyone believes Drem is worthless and dangerous too. Although he is being asked to join the Knights, daily he must prove his loyalty. When he first encounters Brigitte he thinks he is dreaming or hallucinating. Life will never be the same.
Talk about unconventional romance! Not only must they worry about falling in love, having it last, hour by hour each must question their own judgement and survival. The author keeps us on the edge of our seats with each page turn. As soon as one disaster is over at least one more rears its ugly head. I was both worried and intrigued from cover to end.
Knight Quests is another medieval romance from C.C. Wiley. It is the second of the series about The Knights of the Swan, a secret organization of knights. This story I did not find as compelling as the first story, but nonetheless was unwilling to put it down. The two main characters were interesting, both in their own way. Brigitte de Marnier is an orphan who was left alone and found a new family with a group of thieves. Drem Ap Dafydd was a welch archer for the King. Due to his family history (treasonous father) Drem feels he needs to earn his place as a Knight of the Swan and to his allegiance to the King. Brigitte is french. Drem is Welsh and his fighting for the English king in France. Loving Brigitte is against all the rules…and of course the romance is hot.
I like the element of mystery with the swan that kept appearing and disappearing. I like the question of Brigitte’s father. The element of a siege and the horror of war certainly seemed to read true to the times. I admit, I am waiting to read the next book in this series by C.C. Wiley.
Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her. As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire This is the first story I read from this author, so I’m not sure if I needed to read the first book in the series, but I enjoyed it all the same. It is a fast-paced adventure with two main characters that I really liked. It was more than just a standard historical romance. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.