Born in Egypt of an English father and Egyptian mother, Illara of Thresford is brought to England by her father's overlord, Baron Starling, after the death of her parents. Because of her mixed heritage, she is proclaimed a heathen and ill-treated, her world bleak and dark-until the Baron decides to hold a Tourney, and make her the prize. The Black Beast of Northumberland, Pagan de Chevel, was an intimidating site, always masked and mysterious; the whispers attached to him were terrifying. Behind the mask was a vengeful tormented soul. However, Pagan de Chevel never forgot the tales of a young maiden spoken by her father, and when the chance came to claim her as prize, he stood her champion. For Pagan and Illara, treason, murder and a climactic event would pit them both against enemies, betrayers, and their own fears-until courage, passion and the deepest love, would become the prize worth dying for. Book 2 (Sefare and Ronan's story) Coming Soon...
Used availability for Gayle Eden's Illara's Champion
April 2013 : USA Paperback