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Vomit rose again in Constance’s throat. She had been nauseous for days with the
anxiety of what today would bring. What attempt had it been really? Aelric could never
have succeeded. Robert had been in no danger and he knew it.
‘Not my boy,’ Brunwulf begged.
‘Your boy was safe while you obeyed me,’ Robert mused. ‘Why should he live
‘He took no part in the uprising. I saw to it he knew nothing of what we planned.’
Murmurs of agreement fluttered across the square. Brunwulf dropped to his knees
‘If you spare him, I will swear loyalty to your King here and now. You can tell
William you secured my allegiance before my death.’
Will Robert show mercy? The story continues on Mary Morgan’s blog next
At the mercy of her enemy!
Abducted by Saxon outlaws, Constance Arnaud comes face to face with Aelric, a Saxon boy she once loved. He’s now her enemy, but Constance must reach out to this rebel and persuade him to save her life as she once saved his…
Aelric is determined to seek vengeance on the Normans who destroyed his family. Believing Constance deserted him, he can never trust her again. Yet, as they are thrown together and their longing for each other reignites, will Aelric discover that love is stronger than revenge?
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