Please join me in welcoming Elisabeth Hobbes as my guest for Medieval Monday. Elisabeth grew up in York where she spent most of her teenage years looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet. When she isn’t writing, she spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book. Here is an excerpt from her Medieval Romance, The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge.
One of the soldiers twisted an arm up behind the boy’s back to what looked like breaking point. He seized hold of him by the hair and wrenched his head back, causing the boy to let out a string of expletives, only some of which Constance knew.
‘Why are you here?’ Robert demanded. ‘I thought you had fled to save your neck.’
‘I came to save my father,’ the boy shouted. He winced and gave a gasp of pain through gritted teeth as the soldier twisted his arm higher.
‘You’re too late for that,’ Robert said coldly.
‘Then I will avenge his death and those of my brothers,’ Aelric snarled.
Can Aelric possibly succeed? Continued next Monday on Ruth A. Casie’s blog. http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
BLURB: At the mercy of her enemy!
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