When he was 12, his name was Branan Strickland. He was the heir to the Wardenship of Inglewood, a title to govern a Royal Forest and the land around it. But Branan's father was an abusive sod, beating Branan and his mother for sheer sport. Until the night when his father's fist landed on the side of his mother's head - a wound that would kill her in a few short hours. Devastated, Branan spent those last hours with her. Just when he thought his world couldn't shatter any more, his mother told him the truth of his heritage.
"not perfect but still a good listen"
Captured and tortured by the English during Longshanks' war against the Scots, Ronan MacGrigor finds the strength to escape only to suffer the fear and rejection of his own clan. Forced to stalk the shadows at night, Ronan becomes a prisoner of illness, fear, and memories. Fearing for his life, his brother summons a healer whose reputation borders on that of a miracle worker, but she comes from the land of the Sassenach, the very people who tried to destroy Ronan.
"Intriguing plot tenderly wrought"
Thanks to Talon Montgomery's strategies, Montfort wins the day and takes Henry and his son, Edward Longshanks, hostage to ensure the provisions are followed. Montgomery rejoices, knowing the provisions will bring justice and law to the nation. It's only after the battle does Montgomery learn his precious eight-year-old daughter, Rose, has been abducted. Talon Montgomery now faces a terrible choice: turn against his allies and against everything he believes in or face the murder of his daughter.