The Cross And The Dragon by Kim RendfeldThe Cross And The Dragon by Kim Rendfeld

The Cross And The Dragon

byKim Rendfeld

Paperback | July 5, 2012

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Title:The Cross And The DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:Fireship PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611792274

ISBN - 13:9781611792270


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An 8th Century Romance In 8th century France, in the era of Charlemagne, Alda’s family is negotiating a marriage between her and the handsome Count Ganelon of Dormagen. She does everything she can to prevent the match, for Ganelon is known for his cruelty and abuse towards women, children, and servants. The man she loves is Prince Hruodland, a man of royal blood whose family has been feuding with that of Ganelon’s for decades. Soon Hruodland and Alda fall in love and she convinces her family to abandon marriage negotiations with Ganelon and arrange a union with Hruodland. Slighted, Ganelon swears vengeance upon them. Happily married, Alda and Hruodland desire a child, but she remains barren. As the years pass, rumors abound that Hurodland will let her aside. When he rides off to war, Alda gives Hruodland a dragon charm to protect him from harm and prays he will safely return. Novels set in the 8th century are rare, so it was a pleasure to happen upon this book. I found the book well written and the story compelling enough to keep me reading, hooked to the very end. It is evident the author did a great deal of research, using authentic names of that period and weaving the historical background into the tale. The characters were well developed, although there were times I didn’t always like them – i.e. Alda for striking servants and Hruodland who sometimes came across as insensitive and unreasonably jealous. The villain, however, was truly one to dislike – his cruel behavior consistent from start to finish. For an easy to read novel with a unique medieval setting, this is definitely a book that will please. I definitely recommend it, especially for those who enjoy medieval fiction.
Date published: 2013-02-26