The Dark Knight by Elizabeth Elliott

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The Dark Knight, her first book in over a decade, heralds the return of a strong, unique voice in romantic fiction...
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At long last, Elizabeth Elliott—the bestselling author of The Warlord and Scoundrel—returns with a medieval romance that will take readers’ breath away.
 
Thief, assassin, and master of disguise, Dante Chiavari is the most feared mercenary of England’s King Edward. On one last assignment, Dante must play the part of a chivalrous knight to steal Avalene de Forshay from her family and thwart the ruthless Faulke Segrave, who would wed Avalene and use her to spark war between Wales and the crown. Upon seeing the beautiful and innocent young maiden, however, the mercenary suddenly finds himself at the mercy of his own intense desire.
 
When Avalene meets the handsome knight she knows only as Sir Percival, he sweeps her off her feet even as he spirits her away from Coleway Castle. Their escape is wrought with risks and perils, but Avalene will find that the greatest danger lies in losing her heart. And after the truth is revealed, Avalene fears that she may never again be able to trust the dark knight who has come to mean more to her than life itself.
 

About Elizabeth Elliott

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Elizabeth Elliott is the author of The Warlord, a huge bestseller that garnered numerous awards, including the RITA for Best First Book. She followed it with Scoundrel and Betrothed. Elizabeth Elliott lives in Minnesota with her husband.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Bantam. 466 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jennie on Jul 11 2012

Read now, at a time when I’m a pickier and more critical romance reader, lacking much to recommend it in the way of plot, prose or characterization...

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Fiction Vixen

Excellent
Reviewed by Angela on Aug 22 2012

I got what I wanted; a story of a dark, engaging hero who falls in love with a brave lady.

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by Mandi on Jun 25 2012

All I do is read romance books, but this book has such grand romantic notions in it that it makes it stand out.

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The Romance Reader

Good
Reviewed by Cathy Sova

The Dark Knight, her first book in over a decade, heralds the return of a strong, unique voice in romantic fiction...

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The Book Reading Gals

Good
Reviewed by Helen on Aug 17 2012

This is an intriguing and engaging medieval romance starting with Edward’s strict order to void the nuptials any way Dante can

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Good
Reviewed by Amanda Ryan on Jun 27 2012

This was a fun medieval romance. It’s dark in the sense that Dante is not a “good” person, per se. He is, at heart, a killer, though he does so in the name of his king.

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