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Monday, May 15, 2017
Review: Heather Graham’s CONQUER THE NIGHT – Scottish Historical Rich in Scotland’s History of the 13th Century
Set in 1297, beginning near the forest of Selkirk, this is
the story of a Scot and a patriot, Sir Arryn Graham, whose pregnant wife
and his people were murdered by the English. Arryn lives for revenge and to
serve William Wallace, Scotland’s great hope for freedom.
Arryn comes to Seacairn Castle to take
both it and it’s lady, Kyra, betrothed to the English brute Kinsey Darrow.
Arryn hates Darrow for his rape and murder of Arryn’s wife and the burning of
his home and the Scottish people.
Despite fighting him at every turn,
Kyra eventually gives in to his lovemaking. She is torn between her loyalty to
the Edward, the English king, and her growing affection for the hard man who
leads the Scots that have taken her castle. She is half-Scot, half-English,
caught between two warring peoples. King Edward is determined to own all of
Britain and he cares not what cruel tactics his men use against the Scots.
This is the second in
a series of Graham's historical novels of the Graham clan in Scotland. This one
is set in the 13th century when Alexander III was King of Scotland (he dies in
the prologue) and Edward reigns in England. I love Graham's writing and the
fact she does deep research to bring the history to life. She does a great job
of keeping the action going, drawing you in and keeping the sexual tension
Arryn is a man with a
tortured soul who must overcome the hatred he feels for Kinsey to find love
with Kyra. She is an honorable and courageous and gradually wins the hearts of
Arryn's men. Eventually, she wins Arryn, too. A great read.