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The Lion in Glory

(2003)
(The fifth book in the Graham Family series)
A novel by

 
Stuffed full of historical detail and bloody battles, the newest installment in Drake's 14th-century Graham family series (Knight Triumphant, etc.) pits a resourceful Englishwoman against an overbearing Scottish warrior, but the resulting romance is more likely to irritate than entertain. The novel opens with an overview of Robert the Bruce's rise to power, which was helped along by funds exacted from fearful English families living on the borderlands. Lady Christina of Hamstead Heath is one of those fearful English, and when Bruce's men, led by Sir James Graham, arrive at her manor demanding money, she finds herself without anything to offer them but herself. James reluctantly agrees to take her hostage but soon comes to regret his decision. The two argue constantly. Their prime disagreement concerns Christina's brother, who has been wrongly accused of committing treason against the crown. Christina is determined to save Steven by sacrificing herself to the English lord who is holding him prisoner, but James refuses to let her do so. Rather than discuss the matter rationally, they insult and torment each other and then have sex. To the reader's dismay, this cycle continues ad nauseam. Though the story is rich in history, the protagonists' constant head-butting makes for an exceedingly tedious read.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Historical Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lion in Glory
Author(s): Shannon Drake
ISBN: 0-7394-3115-3 / 978-0-7394-3115-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Lion In Glory (A Graham Novel)
Author(s): Heather Graham
ISBN: 1-4201-3818-9 / 978-1-4201-3818-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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January 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Lion In Glory (Zebra Historical Romance)
Author(s): Shannon Drake
ISBN: 0-8217-7287-2 / 978-0-8217-7287-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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