Item description for Knight's Legacy by Trenae Sumter...
On location in Scotland for a film shoot, stuntwoman Cat Terril is waiting to film an action scene when she takes a stroll through the ancient castle that is their set. Then she meets an old man in black robes who gives her a set of keys and directs her to "follow your heart." Thinking it is a harmless prank designed by fellow stuntmen, Cat follows the old man's direction to a locked door around which swirls a strange, lavender mist. Using the set of keys, she opens the door, steps into the mist and falls, literally, into a frigid lake in thirteenth century Scotland. There was no 'harmless prank' involved. Cat is in desperate peril, finding herself suddenly the hostage of vicious, brutal clan leader, Calum Mackay. To obtain clemency from the Scottish king, the renegade Mackay must give his daughter, Brianna, to Englishman Roderic de Montwain in marriage. Brianna, however, in love with another, has run away. And Cat bears a striking resemblance to Mackay's absent daughter. It is unbelievable enough to find herself in medieval Scotland. It is beyond comprehension to find herself abruptly married to a stranger. A stranger, moreover, who unlocks a passion and sensuality within her Cat never suspected she harbored. And Roderic, who has vowed to never lose his heart, finds himself falling for the mysterious, flame-haired bride he has taken to his bed. A bride some say is mad and others claim is an imposter.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815007 ISBN13 9781932815009
Reviews - What do customers think about Knight's Legacy?
A great book Jan 20, 2008
This book is a truly wonderful book. You grow to love Cat and Roderick through the book, and the Scottish speech brings you back to the old days. Knight's Legacy is a must read for anyone who enjoys the medieval times and romance. I can't wait to see Trenae's next published book, I know that she is a talented writer and I imagine it will be even better than her first!
Exactly What I Wanted in a Time-Travel Romance Novel!!! Sep 21, 2007
This book is part of those rare time-travel romance novels to cherish and enjoy. I recommend this book to anyone who are fanatics of time-travel romance novels, you won't regret it ^_^
Truly Enjoyable Jan 25, 2007
An old man (Merlin look alike) tells Cat to follow her heart. Only she never expected it to land her in the thirteenth century. She is kidnapped, threatened and forced to impersonate Brianna McKay, a ruthless outlaw's daughter.
Roderic de Montwain doesn't want to marry Brianna but it has been ordered by the King to do so. Once he lays eyes on his bride-to-be (which is really Cat), he finds that the prospect of marriage doesn't seem so bad.
Cat is an independent woman and has difficulty adjusting to the way a lady of the castle should behave, but Roderic is patient, and soon Cat falls in love with her brave and honorable husband.
Roderic hears whispers that his wife is mad. He is aware that her actions are unconventional, but he finds her intelligent, kind-hearted and intriguing. He hopelessly looses his heart to her.
Not everyone wants this couple to live happily ever after, and treachery is afoot. Roderic must find out who is behind the conspiracy to harm his wife and start a clan war before it is too late, while Cat is faced with the prospect of returning to her century and leaving behind the only man she has ever loved.
Ms. Sumter gives detailed descriptions of the Scottish Highlands and the way they lived in the thirteenth century. Her secondary characters, Glyniss, the healer; Kenneth, the fey-taken; and Gavin, Roderic's trusted man are likable and add to the story as well. This is truly enjoyable read!
KNIGHT'S LEGACY Feb 19, 2006
During a shoot on location in Scotland, stuntwoman Catherine `Cat' Terril runs into a Merlin look-alike who advises her to follow her heart. Feeling certain that she was to be a victim of a practical joke, Cat follows the lavender mist and ends up in the year 1230. Cat is immediately captured and told that either she is to pretend to be Brianna Mackay and marry some English lord or she would be killed.
Roderic de Montwain is not pleased at all to be ordered to marry Brianna but as his King orders so he obeys. Upon seeing Brianna for the first time though Roderic is struck by her beauty; that is until she demands to have her sword returned to her. Roderic comes to find that Brianna is definitely not your typical Lady, as she can ride like she is one with the horse but has no idea how to sew or cook. And she refuses to answer his questions as too why!
KNIGHT'S LEGACY by Ms. Sumter is a gem of a love story! As Cat gets to know Roderic she is willing to give up all she knows, all modern conveniences such as cell phones and microwaves just to remain by his side. There are difficulties as Cat has been raised in a time where women are a man's equal and she goes back to a time where they are nothing more than property. However, Roderic is an honorable man who is very gentle and loving with his wife. He would stand out as a hero in any time period!
KNIGHT'S LEGACY will sweep the reader away to the Scottish Highlands where they will become immersed in the politics, beliefs and the cooking styles of the 1200's. This reviewer has only one complaint about the tale and that was that a character's name changed in middle of the story with no explanation. Other than that, Ms. Sumter has done such a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story that when this reviewer's cell phone rang there was a moment of total confusion trying to determine where and what that sound was. KNIGHT'S LEGACY comes very highly recommended for any reader who enjoys medieval or time travel romances. Get your copy today and you are sure to not be disappointed!
Reviewed by Shaiha Courtesy of Love Romances
This is a medieval romance with grit. Jan 30, 2006
Catherine Terril, "Cat", is thrown back in time by Merlin, who she believes is an actor on the movie set where she is working as a stuntwoman. She falls through time and into a Scottish lake, where she is captured by two Highlander outlaws. Since she looks like their runaway sister, the outlaws force her to go through with an arranged marriage which will grant their outlaw father clemency from the King.
Roderick is an Englishman who has sworn allegiance to the Scottish king. It is up to him to marry the outlaw's daughter and secure the future of the downtrodden clan.
This is a medieval romance with grit. This is the Middle Ages as they really were, full of alliances and enemies, hard choices and rough lives. And yet in all of that, it is full of fascinating characters, such as Kenneth, the mute, fey boy who protects Catherine. Cat's 20th-century sensibilities are put to the test in this medieval world. A 20th-century woman accustomed to defending herself; intelligent, athletic, and headstrong, she is ill suited to play the meek medieval bride.
Roderick, an English lord raised by the Scottish king, is also not what you would expect. A fierce warrior, he is also a very gentle man. His beliefs are called into question by Cat's constant contravention of his will. A medieval woman wouldn't talk back to him. A medieval woman wouldn't ride to an enemy stronghold to help the enemy Laird's wife give birth. A medieval woman wouldn't respond to him like she does in bed. It takes a while for him to understand that she is not a medieval woman. Thank God.
Since Roderick's new clansmen know Catherine is not who she pretends to be, they find her actions even more inexplicable. Soon her use of 20th-century knowledge to save a child's life brings on her the accusation of witchcraft.
Roderick must decide who to believe, and who to protect. And Cat must decide where she wants to live; in the world she was born to and understands, or in the mysterious past with the man she loves.
The sex is hot, the history is real, the people are complex and believable. Don't pass up this opportunity for a good time travel romance. As Merlin says: "Follow your heart."