"A master storyteller!" – RT Book Reviews
A sparkling prize of war
The beautiful, cherished daughter of Scottish nobility, Melusine of Ulle had all the privileges of rank. But her family and her life were destroyed by the ravages of war. And her noble name made her a threat to the new king ...
A loyal vassal’s reward
A bastard son of an English lord, Bruno of Jernaeve was born with nothing. But through loyalty, cleverness, and brute strength, he carved out a spot at the right hand of the king. And to remain in favor he would do anything, even accept the hand of his enemy ...
They have nothing in common and every reason to hate each other, but even in the coldest of winters one spark can ignite a fire too hot to tame.
"Five stars ... Fires of Winter is the best a book can be ... I dare anyone not to be hooked!" – Affaire de Coeur
"Fascinating and well-written ... a romance with substance!" – Knoxville News Sentinel
"A masterpiece ... Only a consummate writer of Ms. Gellis's talents could bring the Middle Ages so brilliantly alive." – Rave Reviews
Melusine of Ulle, daughter of Scottish nobility, is given in marriage to Bruno of Jernaeve, who secures her land for his sovereign, King David. Born enemies, the pair has an inauspicious beginning when Melusine attempts to kill her new husband on their wedding night. But what makes this more than just a story of two people's rocky relationship is Gellis's wonderful style. Alternating chapters are written from the perspective of husband and wife, the work is historically accurate, and the narrative is sensitive and insightful. For Gellis fans, the fact that some characters appeared in Tapestry of Dreams makes this work all the richer.