Soldier

      Catherine Lloyd
Soldier

Two linked tales of two amoral men transformed by the women who love them. Set in 13th Century England at Christmas. In Mercenary, Lord Broderick's wife dies in childbirth.Tess, the daughter of the lord whose lands Broderick has usurped, becomes the infant's wet nurse. In Jester, Dumas, a deformed clown travels the countryside with his assistant, Fallon, a young woman who is disguised as a boy.Two linked tales of two amoral men transformed by the women who love them. Set in 13th Century England at Christmas. In Mercenary, Lord Broderick, has been made a new father but his wife dies in childbirth and his infant son is failing to thrive. Then Tess is brought before him, the daughter of the lord whose lands Broderick has usurped. Unaware of her identity, the new master of Castlemuir confines the young woman to his inner sanctum to nurse his son, unaware that Tess poses the greatest danger to him of all.In Jester, Dumas is a hideously deformed clown who travels the countryside in a caravan with his assistant, Fallon, a young woman disguised as a boy. In return for keeping her identity a secret, Fallon must perform for the misshapen man each night. But Dumas has a secret of his own as Fallon soon learns after a performance at Castlemuir Hall.Dark Redeemer Historical Romance is a series of stand-alone adventure-romance tales set in 13th Century England during the reign of King John, known as the High Middle Ages. The stories are full of action and romance. However, Mercenary and Jester contain certain love scenes that are not suitable for younger readers.

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