It’s the Dark Knight’s wild son, Cortland “Cort” de Russe in an adventure that could see him executed for treason.
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1518 A.D. – As a decorated knight for Henry VIII, Cort is charged with a special mission – to seduce an Irish rebel and learn her secrets
Dera MacRohan is no ordinary Irish warrior lass.
Born from the ancient MacRohan warrior bloodlines, Dera is from a long line of warrior women. She deeply resents the English and their conquest, but she also understands the subtleties of tactics and strategy. Sometimes it is easier to catch flies with honey.
Or kill an Englishman with kindness.
But Cort isn’t stupid. When the lass’ guard comes down, he suspects there’s more to it. But two can play at that game; he reckons that if he is nice to her, she will tell him what he needs to know about the Irish rebellion she is part of. He plans to put that de Russe charm to good use. But in their bid to out-charm each other, genuine feelings develop.
Cort begins to understand the Irish point of view in the rebellion against the English. He doesn’t necessarily agree, but that doesn’t matter – she believes and that’s good enough for him. When the de Winter flagship castle of Mount Wrath is attacked, Cort and Dera and a massive de Winter and de Russe army sail for Ireland to reclaim it. As Cort tries to understand more of the motivation of the Irish rebels, he succumbs to his passion for Dera and marries her in secret.
Until an English knight discovers the secret. Cort’s older brother, Trenton de Russe, convinces Cort to flee and take Dera with him. Will he go? Or will he stay and fight for the Irish alongside his new wife?
Live and love with Cort and Dera as they navigate the treachery of English and Irish politics, of an angry king, and of a son’s devotion to his father and family. Will Cort betray the de Russe name worse than his father ever did? Or will he forget about the Irish woman who has become his all for living in the name of family honor?
The de Russe Legacy Series:
Lord of War: Black Angel
The Iron Knight
The White Lord of Wellesbourne
The Dark One: Dark Knight
A de Russe Christmas Miracle