THE LAIRD OF DARKNESS IS THE FIRST PART OF AN ANTHOLOGY. THE STORY CONTINUES IN... "QUILLIAM'S BRIDE", "DONNELLY'S DOWRY", "TO LOVE A KING", "BRIAN'S FORTUNE", AND "GUARDED HEARTS". READ IN THIS ORDER, YOU GET TO EXPERIENCE THE COMPLETE JOURNEY OF MEDEIVAL ROMANCE AND INTRIGUE. Undeserving of a name, her only worth the amount of the bride price she would bring in when she reaches maturity, she'd lived a life of horror and fear. Dedicating herself to protecting her sisters from the hands of her vicious and depraved mother, she anxiously awaits the arrival of her betrothed who will surely save her from the hell she lives each day, but when her mother schemes to force her sister into an unholy union with a man too cruel and vile to imagine, she has no choice but to trick him into taking her as his bride, instead, but how will she survive even a fortnight wed to the dreaded Laird of Darkness? The Laird of Darkness. His name alone strikes fear in the heart of every soul in the realm, save the few who know him well. He'd spent the fifteen years since he'd come of age hefting a sword in the name of his cousin The King, using the fear his hulking brawn and scarred, homely face seemed to instill in every soul he encountered, to ensure peace in the kingdom. When he receives word of a lass accusing him of misusing her and insisting he do his duty and take her to wife, he can't decide if he should deny her false claim or rejoice at his good fortune. He'd been secretly longing for a bride of his own, but hesitant to request another match and risk rejection again. He knew one look at his face would change her scheming mind, but, she would be caught in her falsehoods and unable to desert him as his betrothed had... but did he want a known liar living in his keep? What could she possibly wish to gain in forcing his hand?