Long ago, in a distant land, a lonely young man struggles to discover who he is and where he belongs. He carries the blood and magic of two peoples, a sword of unimaginable power, and a staggering potential for great good . . . or greater evil. In the land of Corona, the roads are unsafe to travel, as goblins and bloodthirsty Powries seek out human prey; and, in this savage world, princes feast while peasants starve, and two religions battle for control. A monk, Bran Dynard, returns from his mission in a far-off land with two prizes: a book of mystical knowledge and a new wife, the beautiful and mystical Sen Wi. But the world he left behind has changed, and Bran must now decide who he can trust, and where he should place his faith . . .
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A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton, Faris Shayhan well knew torment, despair, and trepidation. To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her-as bleak and dark as a lonesome midnight path. Still, the moon oft casts hopeful luminosity to light one's way. So it was that Lady Maranda Rockrimmon cast hope upon Faris-set Faris upon a different path-a path of happiness, serenity, and love. Thus Faris abandoned the tainted air at Tremeshton in favor of the amethyst sunsets of Loch Loland Castle and her new mistress, Lady Rockrimmon. Further, it was on the very night of her emancipation that Faris first met the man of her dreams-the man of every woman's dreams-the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood. Dressed in black and astride his mighty steed, the brave, heroic, and dashing rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood stole Faris's heart as easily as he stole her kiss. Yet the Highwayman of Tanglewood was encircled in mystery-mystery as thick and as secretive as time itself. Could Faris truly own the heart of a man so thoroughly enveloped in twilight shadows and mysterious secrets?
Though he is his father's heir, Bartholomew spends most of his time doing a whole lot of nothing, constantly reminded that his father doesn't need his help, and his siblings definitely don't want it. When he receives word that the village back home is being plagued by a highwayman, Bart leaps at the chance to prove to his family that he can handle more responsibility, that's he's more than an irritating older brother always getting in the way. But upon his arrival, the home he remember so fondly seems long gone, replaced by strangers, murder, and an old friend who seems to be only a pale, sad shadow of the boy Bart used to know...
ROGUES Dark Rider Gabriel Stratton—Notorious highwayman. Robbed of his heritage by evil noblemen, he hungers for revenge. But it takes a mysterious woman from the future to make him see that his quest for vengeance might be the death of him. When a quiet drive in the New York countryside turns into a time-travel trip from hell, Olivia Johnson knows her life will never be the same. First, she finds herself stuck in 1796 England! Then, to add insult to injury, she's taken for a serving wench and treated accordingly! But worst of all, Olivia can't help falling in love with the notorious Gabriel—a highwayman who will hang before the year is out…. ROGUES Dangerous to love, impossible to resist!
A rousing Georgian romance of love and larceny from an award-winning author. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man who loves a good bet. He’s given the opportunity for one when a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, holds up his carriage in Hounslow Heath. Now he’s entered a wager with his profligate cousin: whoever tracks down and captures the beautiful outlaw first wins. But the determined nobleman is risking much more than a hundred guineas . . . As Jack and the elusive highwaywoman, Cora Mardell, enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, he discovers that behind the mask is a virtuous and selfless peasant, living in the shadow of fiercely guarded secrets. Now, the one woman Jack vows to bring to justice has become a lovely and vulnerable mystery he must solve and protect. But how far can he trust a desperate thief who’s already stolen his heart?
One stolen kiss When Vivian Stratford ruins her reputation by challenging a suitor to a duel, she is packed of to her great uncle’s estate until the scandal blows over. On the way, her carriage is stopped by a rakish highwayman. Vivian unsheathes her rapier and duels with the thief. He steals a kiss before disappearing into the night. Rogue vampire, Rhys Berwyn, robs carriages to help his mortal descendants pay the mortgage on their farm. Sadly, he cannot steal enough to pay off the massive debt owed to the Lord Vampire of Blackpool, and time is running out before his family will be evicted. Will change her life forever… When Rhys discovers that the beautiful swordswoman he encountered is none other than Blackpool’s niece, he abducts her and holds her for ransom for the money to save the family farm. While he keeps Vivian tucked away in a seaside cave, Rhys has trouble keeping his promise to leave his delectable hostage untouched.
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[BookStrand Regency Romance, HEA] Captain Jack Jordan, newly returned to England from the Peninsular War, is only having fun with friends when he poses as a highwayman to waylay a lady's carriage. Now she faces banishment from society amid false allegations the rogue ruined her. The same honor Jack displayed on the battlefield dictates he restore her reputation, even if it means wedding the rebellious vixen - ideally without revealing his role in her downfall. Felicity Griffin wonders if dashing Captain Jordan is the gentleman thief to whom she surrendered her betrothal ring. How else to explain his sudden interest? But since the outraged earl engaged to her since infancy has jilted her, she hopes to escape another marriage of convenience. Wanting some fun of her own, she sets out to tease and trap Jack into admitting his guilt. As they entangle each other in a battle of wits and deceit, and ultimately seduction, she also traps his heart even as he steals her own. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Passion and danger at every turn! Chased across the dark and forbidding moor, can the highwayman escape the trap before it costs him more than he can bear to lose. Romance and adventure are things Ben only dreams of until they come knocking on the door of his father’s inn the night a handsome and dominant rogue appears. And even though Ben’s secret midnight visitor has danger trailing his shiny leather boot heels, the dangerous man finds Ben’s innocence more than he can resist. Instead of inviting a sexy older man into his bed, Ben may have invited more trouble than he can imagine. While the wild dark moor surrounding them holds many secrets, tonight the biggest mystery of all is whether either of them will survive to see the dawn.
This famous poem is brought to life with fabulous illustrations.gReading age 10.5-11.5 yearsText Type: Poetry - Narrative