Dark Champion

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  • Paperback
  • 376
  • Dark Champion
  • Jo Beverley
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0451207661

About the Author: Jo Beverley

Paperback ñ Dark Champion eBook ´ dark ebok, champion pdf, Dark ChampionDark Champion KindleMary Josephine Dunn was born September in Lancashire, England, UK At the age of eleven she went to an all girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book From to , she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley After graduation, they married on June , She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer until , working first in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, NottinghamshireIn , her scientist husband was invited to do post doctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada When her professional qualifications proved not to be usable in the Canadian labour market, she raised their two sons and started to write her first romancesMoved to Ottawa, in she became a founding member of the Ottawa Romance Writers Association, that her nurturing community for the next twelve years The same year, she completed a regency romance, but it was promptly rejected by a number of publishers, and she settledearnestly to learning the craft In , it sold to Walker, and was published as Lord Wraybourne s Betrothed She regularly appears on bestseller lists including the USA Today overall bestseller list, the New York Times, and and the Publishers Weekly list She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, the National Readers Choice, and a two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times She is also a five time winner of the RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers Of America, and a member of their Hall of Fame and Honor RollJo Beverley passed away on May , after a long battle with cancer.


Dark ChampionPaperback ñ Dark Champion eBook ´ dark ebok, champion pdf, Dark ChampionDark Champion KindleA Damsel s PlightOrphaned and desperate, Imogen of Carrisford flees when a brutal lord invades and takes possession of her castle There is only one man she can turn to for helpA Knight s RescueHe is FitzRoger of Cleeve, rud to be a ruthless champion in battle and a tyrannical master Imogen is stunned at the very sight of his powerful body, yet it is his cool green eyes that penetrate her very soul, making her tremble with both fear and desire Sheltered all her life, she needs such a man to defend and protect her yet she dares not trust him to put her desires before his own But even as she vows independence, boldly standing beside him against treacherous enemies, her defenses crumble falling helplessly to the gentle fury of her warrior s love.

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10 thoughts on “Dark Champion

  1. Summer says:

    I liked Dark Champion s interesting hero and, up until around halfway through the book, the writing was also really good as well However the heroine drove me up the wall I understand that the author was trying to be period correct and wanted to add some kind of conflict with the crazy priest and his ridiculous advice to the heroine However I had no desire to read about it It was absolute nonsense what he told her and even worse that she believed him, even though I do know this is a situation I liked Dark Champion s interesting hero and, up until around halfway through the book, the writing was also really good as well However the heroine drove me up the wall I understand that the author was trying to be period correct and wanted to add some kind of conflict with the crazy priest and his ridiculous advice to the heroine However I had no desire to read about it It was absolute nonsense what he told her and even worse that she believed him, even though I do know this is a situation that did occur during the middle ages Regardless it just made me want to throw the heroine into a lake and I couldn t continue with the book

  2. * kyrat says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I ve enjoyed some of her regency novels, so I picked this up I did not realize it was going to be a medieval romance set in 1100s I completely understand that life was hard brutal for everyone in those times Killing, domination through rape, forced marriages, marriage solely for land wealth, women as chattels, women s viriginity as a bargaining tool, droit de seigneur, etc etc.That does not mean I want that era romanticized or read a romance set in those times.I don t care how retroactivle I ve enjoyed some of her regency novels, so I picked this up I did not realize it was going to be a medieval romance set in 1100s I completely understand that life was hard brutal for everyone in those times Killing, domination through rape, forced marriages, marriage solely for land wealth, women as chattels, women s viriginity as a bargaining tool, droit de seigneur, etc etc.That does not mean I want that era romanticized or read a romance set in those times.I don t care how retroactivley plucky you make her character or how anachronisticly you give her power and make them equals I m admitting that accepting feminist revisionism in Regency novels but not in this one is a bit hypocrtical Also, I can accept a rape as an act of violence war included at the beginning, but then to have her discuss w Fitzroger that he may need to forcibly rape her to consummate the marriage was the last straw for me And yes, women were beaten by their husbands But her placid acceptance of it was disturbing to read.The whipping scene also was hard to read.It simply doesn t add to my enjoyment to remember the brutality women suffered through in this time I don t find an ameloration of that well at least he only whipped me to be romantic.Do NOT recommend unless you like the medieval era type romances

  3. Katie says:

    Within the first 50 pages or so, I was fully prepared to chalk this one up as an indulgent, cheesy romance novel In some ways, it DID fit the bill However, I was thoroughly surprised to find myself falling in love with the character of FitzRoger his gift for logic and sarcasm is incredibly appealing This book does drag a bit in places, but it s definitely a fantastically fun, escapist kind of read.

  4. JennyG says:

    Heroine ruined it for me.

  5. Susy says:

    Medieval romance in which the heroine, a sheltered 16 yo heiress turns in desperation to the nearest strong lord to protect her from the sacking of her castle and attempted marriage by her other strong neighbor, who is a brute.Her rescuer is Bastard FitzRoger, a formidable warrior and friend of the new king, Henry Beauclerc Henry I After he takes back her castle for her and she assesses her prospects, the heroine Imogene decides to marry him with the stipulation that she remain in charge of h Medieval romance in which the heroine, a sheltered 16 yo heiress turns in desperation to the nearest strong lord to protect her from the sacking of her castle and attempted marriage by her other strong neighbor, who is a brute.Her rescuer is Bastard FitzRoger, a formidable warrior and friend of the new king, Henry Beauclerc Henry I After he takes back her castle for her and she assesses her prospects, the heroine Imogene decides to marry him with the stipulation that she remain in charge of her property of Carrisford.Things are not straightforward and there is some manufactured angst that is drawn out Not sure I liked Imogene but she did have a natural intelligence that the author Jo Beverly was able to show us instead of telling us I also liked that the author made her honest so we avoided the big misunderstanding that drives many lazily written Rom novels Beverly also finally sold the whole sheltered so much that it explains why the heroine is kinda dumb excuse when the Heroine is dumb, or at least I bought it.The hero was great FitzRoger was practical, and honest if he could be, and his actions were period appropriate I liked that he was calculating and intelligent in a believable way.This novel also introduces Renald de Lisle whose story I had read previously in Lord of Midnight for TGRRP2013.This medieval tale involves rape themes, disenfranchisement and the husband s total authority over the wife so if you avoid if that is offensive to you.I thought Dark Champion an enjoyable read There is a lot of action Some of the light hearted moments the couple shared were under great duress, and I thought the addition of humor at these moments was odd and off putting The ending with the trial of the Barons and King Henry kinda made the novel for me, tbh I didn t love it but was good, enjoyable romance read

  6. Sophia says:

    This was the first book that I ever read by Jo Beverly I was looking for a new author who combined romance with good usage of historical fact I was not disappointed when I read the book through very quickly The attention to many details of this time in history made it fascinating I think it is important not to lose sight of the fact that this is dominantly a romance with the steamy love scenes and large powerful male bodies.The plot started out fairly straight forward with the heroine, Lady This was the first book that I ever read by Jo Beverly I was looking for a new author who combined romance with good usage of historical fact I was not disappointed when I read the book through very quickly The attention to many details of this time in history made it fascinating I think it is important not to lose sight of the fact that this is dominantly a romance with the steamy love scenes and large powerful male bodies.The plot started out fairly straight forward with the heroine, Lady Imogene, having to watch her precious castle home and people being raped and pillaged She sought help from a powerful neighbor whom she mistrusted, but needed as an ally to get her castle and lands back She has mixed feelings for Lord Fitzroger which plays with her trust issues They bicker and argue while trying to seek the upperhand as both are very strong, proud people Fitzroger comes to her aid, but then she discovers what he has been holding back At this point she becomes aware that there was a traitor in her own castle who let the raiders in Her father and betrothed s deaths may have not been what they seem Everyone seems to be plotting to get ahold of her, her land, and her treasure It is all set in the time of King Henry the First not long after the Norman Invasion of England by Henry s father

  7. Korynn says:

    Now this islike it A nice traditional romance novel with the familiar theme of a powerless woman who is forced to seek assistance to right an injustice against herself and her people The lady Imogen is by turns spoiled, petulant and irrational a magnificent hypocrite and a teenager Her foil, FitzRoger is stalwart and controlling with words like hard to describe his demeanor and physique Forced together by circumstances they find themselves married and working out a new relationship i Now this islike it A nice traditional romance novel with the familiar theme of a powerless woman who is forced to seek assistance to right an injustice against herself and her people The lady Imogen is by turns spoiled, petulant and irrational a magnificent hypocrite and a teenager Her foil, FitzRoger is stalwart and controlling with words like hard to describe his demeanor and physique Forced together by circumstances they find themselves married and working out a new relationship in the face of growing threats Imogen redeems herself to some degree by having a knack for planning and rationality when it serves But the best part of the book is when FitzRoger, terribly wounded, goes to fight the villain of the book and Imogen knocks him out and gets the soldiers to kill the villain like an animal Obviously this is a tremendous slight to her husband s honor and she is behaving quite unwomanly but it is wonderfully appropriate, who hasn t wanted to sock one of these romance heroes one when they insist on going to battle under terrible circumstances

  8. Susan (the other Susan) says:

    I liked this author s medieval romances almost as much as Madeleine Hunter s, and on a par with early Claudia Dane All three authors take advantage of the historically supported power imbalance that lends itself to un PC plot lines and sexual tension but they don t typically subject their medieval heroines to cringe making brutality at the hands of so called heroes This story crossed the line, but I liked it anyway I probably need therapy.

  9. Annabel Joseph says:

    Great book I am waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars The hero was awesome and sexy but the heroine annoyed me after a while, and was not a very sympathetic character, which kept this book off my keeper shelf BUT the plotting was good and there was a lot of nail biting action The end really got me nervous and it was pretty intense So I will go with four stars.

  10. MsMari says:

    Unfortunately an adolescent TSTL heroine with bratty behaviour from the start Directly to the DId not finish shelf.