The King of the Pict has entered into an agreement with Cathbad, Overlord of the Western Region to wed his daughter Anin. Blyth, Anin's mother, has given her husband four fine sons and King Talon hopes Anin will do the same for him. Unfortunately, Anin's mother wants no part of the agreement. She intends for her daughter to pick a husband of her own choosing as the women of her tribe do. She sends Anin away and no amount of threats or persuasion will make Blyth confess her daughter's whereabouts and so King Talon sends the one man he knows who can force the woman to speak and to bring Anin to him-his executioner. Paine is feared by all, and rightfully so. He has the power to bring great suffering and with one swing of his double-sided axe a swift death. He has been sent to collect the future Queen and deliver her to King Talon. An easy mission and one he wants to see finished quickly, but from the moment he meets Anin he knows that will prove a challenge.Anin has no choice but to go with the executioner and wed the High King, though she would prefer not to, especially after she meets the executioner. He brings things alive in her that she has been forced to keep hidden and as her secrets begin to surface so do her feelings for the executioner.The couple faces insurmountable challenges on their journey to Pictland and even more when they finally stand before the King.
Peter Hume Brown's History of Scotland was first issued by the Cambridge University Press in three successive volumes from 1898 to 1909. These volumes were published in a new edition in 1911, the version which is reprinted here, which introduced some corrections as well as an additional chapter on the development of politics, education, and religion in Scotland during the last half of the nineteenth century. Taken together, Hume Brown's study provides a far-reaching, coherent narrative of Scotland's history, from the Roman occupation of North Britain in the first century to the changes and events that brought the nation into the twentieth century. This is the third volume of History of Scotland. It covers the period from the end of the Glorious Revolution in 1689 to the year 1910.
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Historical romance readers love the Scottish Highlands—and no author captures its magic better than Donna Fletcher. Wed to a Highland Warrior is the magnificent finale to her breathtaking Warrior King series. In it, the fourth proud, strong, and sexy champion prepares to fulfill his ultimate destiny to return the King of Scotland to the throne…only to find his mission complicated when he is inadvertently wed to a bewitching beauty who captures his heart. Bestselling author Patricia Potter has raved about Donna Fletcher’s passionate Highland romantic adventures, saying, “This is what romance is all about.” Once you’ve met this lusty Scot hero and his lovely bride, you will most certainly agree.
A warrior with fire in his soul! Fleeing an unwanted betrothal to the cruel King, Lady Carice knows her days are numbered. She has never felt desirable, until she meets Norman soldier Raine de Garenne. Soon she longs to experience passion, if only for one night… Aiding beautiful Carice's escape jeopardises Raine's mission, for if he does not kill the King, his sisters will pay the price. And as each step towards his goal brings him closer to betraying Carice, he'll have to make a choice. His duty…or his heart. Warriors of Ireland Fighting for honour and for love
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