Crusader

A
Untamed

A Blast from the Past review: originally published on May 30, 2001 Untamed was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I stretched breaks at work, and prolonged my lunch period as much as I dared because I couldn't bear to stop reading. Whenever that happens, I know I've found a keeper. When ...

D
Roman

Roman is a medieval tale set partly in the Middle East and partly in Europe. I was really looking forward to reading it, but unfortunately, it ended up being a disappointment. The romance is lacking and the story is both short on historical detail and  full of inconsistencies and impossibilities. I ...

B-
Glass Souls

Call me food-obsessed, but reading irrevocably brings out the gourmand in me. Not only do I tend to nibble away on something chocolate-related when I read, but some books also seem to provoke metaphors straight out of the kitchen from me. Michaela August’s Glass Souls is such a book. It is a hotpo ...

C+
My Demon's Kiss

I like my vampire heroes to embrace their dark side, to accept their vampire nature, however, the hero of My Demon's Kiss fights against his every step of the way, and for good reason, he viciously kills a friend immediately after becoming a vampire. The romanticized version of vampires is not prese ...

B
My Forever Love

The best word to describe Marsha Canham's My Forever Love would be solid. Considering how hard it is to find good medievals these days, that should be taken as a ringing endorsement. It's nothing earth-shattering and is a little on the slow side, but it's also well-written and vivid, with an interes ...

B+
The Falcons of Montabard

The year is 1120, and Sabin FitzSimon is in trouble again. The bastard son of a noble English family, Sabin is a wild and reckless young man whose latest escapade has resulted in the death of an innocent. Since his bad reputation is about to affect the fortunes of his legitimate half-siblings, his f ...

A-
A Falcon's Heart

Jayel Wylie's first offering is a stunningly beautiful romance, and the perfect example of everything I think a medieval should be: part fairy tale, part political map, and total romance - so palpable, so real, you can taste it on your tongue and feel it beating in your chest. As a romance novel, th ...

B+
By Possession

I know an author is really talented when she makes me enjoy a book with a premise that I basically dislike. By Possession is a medieval romance about a knight and a woman who was born a serf, bound to his lands. Though her status as a serf is in question, she spends much of the book as his bondwoman ...

B+
The Truelove Bride

An ancient legend, passionate emotion, and wonderful detail make The Truelove Bride a memorable tale. The climactic ending slips a bit into the unlikely, but the sheer power of the romance between two magnetic personalities left me sighing with satisfaction as I finished the last page. Lady Avalo ...