- Expected Jul 27, 2021
Gripping historical romance in the Scottish Highlands from USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque
Victory. Honor. Redemption.
Magnus Stewart, aka "The Eagle" is the bastard son of a duke, and his royal blood has never been anything but a curse. Among the mystique and riches of the legendary fight club Ludus Caledonia, Magnus battles his way to the top.
Lady Diantha de Mora in desperation seeks his help. When Magnus reluctantly comes to her aid, his fate is changed forever in one night. With enemies at every turn, it'll take muscle and a miracle for them to make it to the Highlands alive. There Magnus can reclaim his destiny, as Diantha reclaims his heart.
Full of passion and heart, Highland Legend is perfect for readers of:
• Gabaldon's Outlander and Le Veque's USA Today bestselling de Wolfe series
• Strong-willed women and brave, brawny Highlanders
• High heat and fiery chemistry
• Thrilling adventure and action
• An expertly crafted world to get lost in
"Kathryn Le Veque is a force of nature."—TANYA ANNE CROSBY, New York Times bestselling author
The steamy but simplistic third romance in Le Veque's Scots and Swords series (after Highland Defender) again immerses readers in life at the Ludus Caledonia, 1400s Scotland's premiere fight club. Magnus Stewart is the peacock of the Ludus Caledonia and he's come by his arrogance honestly. The bastard son of a duke, he was held hostage in deplorable conditions throughout his childhood by Ambrose, Duke of Ayr, an adversary of his father's. Freed seven years ago, Magnus now fills his life with wine, women, and the winnings from his fights until a face from his past shakes him to his foundation. Diantha de Mora, the daughter of a warlord from Navarre, was also held hostage by Ayr, who's now trying to marry her off to his son. She escapes and comes to Magnus for protection. He's willing to pay her way home to Navarre, but she wants to earn her own fare and offers to tend to Magnus's home to raise the funds. The characters and setting are beautifully shaded especially the feeling of brotherhood among the members of the Ludus Caledonia but the plot is disappointingly straightforward. Readers will long for more narrative complexity, but the sweet, spicy romance and familiar faces will please series fans. \n