By Gerri Russell
The artifacts have been legendary—the sword of Charlemagne and the Holy Grail. And now they have been long past, stolen by way of those that was hoping to exploit their mystical powers to spoil Scotland.
Sensuous as sin and wild because the Highlands, Sir Simon Lockhart needs to reclaim the treasure whereas retaining his fellow Templars opposed to a madman who desires to wipe out the order and guarding his center opposed to a red-haired attractiveness whose maximum want is to run headlong into danger.
Brianna St. Clair had proficient approximately her entire existence to be a knight and is haunted by means of premonitions of a bad conflict. It’s those very visions that Simon hopes will cause them to the treasure and the traitor. yet whereas Brianna can wield a sword in addition to any guy, she has no protection opposed to the seductive pull of… A Knight to wish
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Extra resources for A Knight To Desire (The Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, Book 3)
Reviewing Rob Roy in The North American Review in 1818, Edward Channing pointed to Scott's frequent and effective contrasts between small and vast, ludicrous and awful, and especially to his description of "the Highland hovel, and . . " 23 Another early reviewer of the Waverley novels, Nassau Senior, observed that they "unite the most irreconcilable forms, and opposite materials. " 24 According to Senior, these "irreconcilable forms" and "opposite materials" are brought together in a dynamic union of distinct elements; they are not averaged or homogenized out of existence.
But it is clear that they, and Scott in writing about them, are also strongly moved by a feeling for things Scottish. Childlike in their adherence to a primitive code of loyalty and revenge, they are easily led to serve the ambitions of politicians like Fergus and Prince Charles Edward, Scottish chieftains by blood but sophisticated French courtiers by nurture. At once more primitive and more decadent than their opponents, this second group ofJacobites established a pattern for the portrayal in both historical romance and romantic history of all the "backward" peoples 40 The American Historical Romance who had lost or were losing their homelands and cultural integrity to the imperialistic nations of Western Europe.
And so it was more often the literary scholars, preoccupied with a unique masterpiece in a particular social context, who were the pioneers in historical research methodology and first developed a truly historical perspective on the past. One such pioneer, whom I shall have occasion to cite again, was the Homeric scholar Robert Wood. In his posthumous Essay on the Original Genius and Writings of Homer (1775), Wood described his aim to refer himself mentally back to the state of society and manners of that early period.
A Knight To Desire (The Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, Book 3) by Gerri Russell