Books by Shannon Drake

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The Queen’s Lady

Shannon Drake’s The Queen’s Lady begins in 1561, a tumultuous time for Scotland, as Mary, Queen of Scots, makes her way back to her homeland for the first time in decades, following the death of her husband, the King of France. She is accompanied by the fictional Lady Gwyneth Ma ...

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Wicked

Are you up for a good gothic novel? One with a labyrinthine medieval castle set in the deep, dark woods, complete with mysterious noises in the night, and a Saturnine, masked earl issuing warnings not to wander the castle? Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, Wicked, a gothic-wannabe, is not good. Not ...

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Knight Triumphant

When I was about sixteen, I had a friend who ran away from home. Life there had become unbearable, so she decided to leave. Everybody was asleep. She crept out into the night and began walking. When she got about half-a-mile from home, she stopped and looked around. She began to think. She had no mo ...

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Seize The Dawn

The romance between a Scottish warrior and an English lady can always make for intriguing storytelling. There is just so much possibility for external and internal conflict and at times the history can overwhelm the characters, if they're not that well delineated. Unfortunately, this is what happens ...

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When Darkness Falls

First, I must mention the cover on this book. Truly wonderful, and definitely set the tone for the story. In my jaded mind, I wondered if it had such a great cover because the spine was marked "Fiction," even though this is clearly a romance. I enjoyed this book until near the end when the heroine t ...

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Come the Morning

Twelfth century Scotland is a wild and brutal place. Between the usual skirmishes, there is always the problem of Viking marauders. King David has been very careful to cultivate what relationships he could with some Vikings, but others continue to try and take the land. Because of this, the king ten ...