The King’s Executioner. The future queen. A forbidden love.
He is the King’s executioner feared by all, and rightfully so. He has the power to bring great suffering and with one swing of his double-sided axe a swift death. He is sent to collect the future Queen and deliver her to the King, but from the moment he meets Anin he knows that will prove more difficult than he thought in more ways than one, for someone wants her dead.
Anin has no choice but to go with the executioner and wed the High King, though she would prefer not to, especially after meeting Paine. He brings things alive in her that she has been forced to keep hidden and as her secrets begin to surface so do her feelings for the executioner.
The couple fights not only to survive insurmountable challenges, but also the attraction and the love that grows between them on their journey to Pictland. Their biggest challenge comes when they finally stand before the infamous King Talon.
A fierce Pict warrior. A woman with too many secrets. A love that cannot be denied.
Wrath is the leader of the King’s personal guard, honor-bound to protect the King before all else. He is a man not known for his kindness or patience, so when Wrath is made responsible for a woman he discovers in a snowdrift, he does not know what to do with her.
Verity wakes besides the mighty Wrath shocked to see him. Though she knows him, she has never met him. How to explain that to him is the problem as are the secrets she must keep, for now.
With secrets swirling as heavily as the snow, it takes a perilous journey in search of Verity’s sister for the unlikely couple to reveal truths and discover that their hearts were lost to each other long before they met.
A king. A queen. An unforgettable love.
Talon is King of the Picts, forefathers of the Highlanders, a fierce warrior, and he needs to find a queen. He need not care for this woman and it would be preferable if he didn’t. She need only bear him an heir thereby securing his reign. With his enemies mounting, war looming, and unrest among his people, he needs no distractions.
Hemera does not mean to vex King Talon at every turn or to test his temper and patience. She is grateful that he took her and her sister in when they escaped the Northmen. She does her best not to annoy the King, a difficult, if not impossible task. Then he kisses her and changes everything.