Gladiator meets Fight Club in the Scottish Highlands in a new romance from USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque
"The epic Medieval Romance is back--thanks to Kathryn Le Veque "--Claire Delacroix, New York Times Bestselling author
When Lor Careston's quiet Highland village was attacked and burned, he felt helpless against the raiders who destroyed his home. Seeking revenge, but lacking the fighting skills needed to execute his mission, he sets out to find the Ludus Caledonia--a mysterious fight guild that turns men into warriors.
Lor trains hard, proves himself in the ring, and earns a place within the very clan that decimated his home. He knows he can set his plan for revenge in motion from the inside. But his plan didn't include Isabail Keith, a beautiful warrior lass who prefers broadswords to embroidery. Lor thought the Keiths were his enemies, but when Isabail is threatened, he'll have to decide what he's willing to risk for the woman who has captured his heart and the clan that has become his home.
Truth. Justice. Revenge. Behind these stands the Scotsman's sword.
Scots and Swords series:
Highland Gladiator (Book 1)
Praise for Kathryn Le Veque:
"Vivid world-building, pitch-perfect prose... Kathryn Le Veque has made a fan of me."--TopShelf Reviews
"Medieval Romance just doesn't get any better than this."--Uncaged Book Reviews
"Le Veque writes winning epics."--Publishers Weekly
- ISBN-13: 9781728210100
- ISBN-10: 1728210100
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Publish Date: August 2020
- Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
- Page Count: 384
Romance: September 2020
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Medieval romance flourishes in Scotland in Kathryn Le Veque’s Highland Gladiator. Young Lor Careston is smitten when he meets Isabail Keith, a brash Highland lass. But his romantic dreams are dashed when his village is burned and he declares vengeance. He joins an infamous fight guild, Ludus Caledonia, where he trains as a warrior, gaining the skills he’ll need to enact his revenge. There, Isabail reenters his life and they find love—and a common enemy. Well-drawn characters and heart-thumping fight scenes give readers a lot to relish in this series starter. Lor is a hero made for swoons and sighs, evolving from callow youth to driven fighter-with-a-cause. And broadsword-wielding Isabail never waits to be saved, which is the hallmark of the very best kind of heroine.
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