Linda AcasterEngland, September 1066. With the northern militia raised to support the new king, the Welsh borderlands are dangerously unprotected. Leading a force of Welsh countrymen, Rhodri ap Hywel sweeps down the valley to reclaim stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as his battle hostage.
But who is the more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword-arm, or Dena's kinsfolk who swear fealty to a canon of falsehoods and refuse to pay her ransom? Betrayed as worthless, can she place her trust in the hands of a warrior-knight shielding dark secrets of his own?
Hostage of the Heart