Marsha Canham's In the Shadow of Midnight PDF

By Marsha Canham

ISBN-10: 0307567761

ISBN-13: 9780307567765

Decided to disobey the King instead of marry through decree, Ariel de Clare, niece to the Marshal of britain, flees to the protection of Wales observed through the bastard son of a nobleman.

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She snorted a fair imitation of a warhorse and whirled back around to face the fire. ” Lady Isabella fluttered a dainty white hand to her throat and looked hopefully toward Henry. ” Henry had been eased of his armour but had not yet been allowed the time to bathe and refresh himself from his travels. His hair stood up in tarnished spikes, glinting gold in the firelight as he sighed wearily and shook his head. “There is no mistake. As I told you, we were delayed at Llandaff by heavy rains, and, as it happened, the king’s courier had sought refuge there as well.

One of the English knights reached up and unbuckled the leather strap under his chin, easing the conical steel helm off his head with a sigh. ” he asked. He pushed back the mail hood and snug woolen cap he wore, revealing a damp tousle of dark reddish-blond hair, flattened and glued to his scalp from the heat and sweat. ” The Welshmen exchanged a wry glance. They bore identical pairs of ebony eyes in faces so alike, despite the bearding, there could be no doubt they were brothers. The grin on one mouth turned into a slight scowl when he saw the blond knight making preparations to dismount.

Without the benefit of a brisk toweling, her linen bluet had stuck to her wet flesh, bunching uncomfortably under her arms and down her legs, testing her patience as she tugged and pulled at the folds of her woolen overtunic. Having no time to waste on stockings, shoes, or headdress, she had snatched up all three and carried them to where her palfrey stood, head raised, ears pricked forward and twitching nervously as she followed the sounds. “Rest easy, my Beauty,” Ariel whispered, pressing her hand, then her lips to the elongated, velvety snout.

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