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The Rogue

(2002)
(The first book in the Rogues of Ravensmuir series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
An unconventional heroine and a mystery about forged religious relics lend spice to this beguiling medieval romance from Delacroix, author of the Bride Quest series (The Beauty, etc.). Ysabella is an illiterate peasant living in near poverty with her sister and young brother. The family is reviled by the town for aspiring above its station-five years earlier, impetuous Ysabella married Merlyn Lammergeier, the lord of the manor, only to leave him in a fortnight. While the town assumes she's been cast off, the truth is she refused to live with a man who earned his fortune selling false relics to wealthy lords. Merlyn left Ravensmuir shortly thereafter but has now returned to reclaim his birthright and his bride. When he is attacked and left for dead, Ysabella agrees to play the grieving widow to help discover the assailant. Delacroix does a fine job of integrating historical detail into her plot; Ysabella's illiteracy, for example, is not merely mentioned, but used as a source of conflict between the couple. The story is told in the first person from Ysabella's point of view, which lends it an air of oral history, and the details of the relic trade are engrossing. Though a few plot twists are predictable, readers will treasure this rich and compulsively readable tale. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Rogue
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 1-4177-1349-6 / 978-1-4177-1349-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Rogue
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 0-7394-2918-3 / 978-0-7394-2918-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Rogue: The Rogues of Ravensmuir
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 0-9878399-6-9 / 978-0-9878399-6-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
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October 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Rogue
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 0-446-61110-7 / 978-0-446-61110-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Rogue (Rogues of Ravensmuir Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 1-5047-6168-5 / 978-1-5047-6168-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke and Blackstone Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Rogue: Library Edition
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 1-5047-6161-8 / 978-1-5047-6161-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Rogue (Rogues of Ravensmuir Novels, Book 1)
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
ISBN: 1-5047-6162-6 / 978-1-5047-6162-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke and Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Rogue: The Rogues of Ravensmuir, Book 1
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Rogue: The Rogues of Ravensmuir, Book 1
Author(s): Claire Delacroix
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Rogue (The Rogues of Ravensmuir Book 1)
Author(s): Claire Delacroix, Deborah Cooke
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
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