The Stone Maiden by Susan King

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Desperate to save her diminished clan, Alainna MacLaren, heiress to a vast Highland property, seeks a warrior to protect her people—but he must agree to marry her and take her clan's surname.

When the king sends a foreign knight to wed Alainna and gain control of her lands, Sebastien le Bret vows to lend his sword but not his heart—nor will he sacrifice his name and honor. Yet he is powerfully attracted to Alainna—a stone carver of mystical talent—whose pride and passion more than match his own.

But a local legend predicts disaster as time grows short—unless the warrior and the maiden can conquer stubborn pride and give in to the power of love.

"King strongly draws readers into the plot and her characters' lives." ~Publishers Weekly

"Exhilarating... Demonstrates why fans and critics cherish her novels." ~Affaire de Coeur

"Filled with excitement." ~Midwest Book Reviews

"Every part blends seamlessly... I could feel the mist and smell the heather."

THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order
The Stone Maiden
The Swan Maiden
The Sword Maiden
Laird of the Wind

THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order
The Raven's Wish
The Raven's Moon
The Heather Moon

OTHER TITLES by Susan King
The Black Thorne's Rose

ABOUT Susan King:
Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of 22 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy, master storytelling and lyricism. Learn more about Susan’s books at, and

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King is a Ph.D. candidate in medieval art history at the University of Maryland.
Published June 27, 2013 by ePublishing Works!. 366 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the leader of her late-12th-century Highland clan, which has been decimated by war and illness since her father's death, Alainna MacLaren has no choice but to abide by the legend of the Stone Maiden in order to save her Scottish clan from oblivion: she must wed a man willing to adopt her clan ...

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Susan King Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Interview: Susan King The Stone Maiden is a lyrical novel set in twelfth century Scotland, a tale of Celtic clans and Norman knights intertwined with the legend of an ancient maiden whose spirit has been trapped in a stone pillar for seven hundre...

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