The Shadow of Albion by Andre Norton

By Andre Norton

For good over a part century, Andre Norton has been probably the most well known technological know-how fiction and fable authors on this planet. because her first SF novels have been released within the Nineteen Forties, her experience SF has enthralled readers old and young. With sequence resembling Time investors, sunlight Queen, Forerunner, Beast grasp, Crosstime, and Janus, in addition to many stand-alone novels, her stories of motion and experience in the course of the galaxy have drawn numerous readers to technology fiction. Her myth, together with the best-selling Witch global sequence, her "Magic" sequence, and lots of different unrelated novels, has been well liked by readers for many years. Lauded as a Grand grasp by way of the technological know-how Fiction Writers of the US, she is the recipient of a existence success Award from the area fable conference. not just have her books been drastically well known; she additionally has encouraged numerous generations of SF and delusion writers, specially many proficient ladies writers who've in her footsteps. long ago twenty years she has labored with different writers on a few novels. such a lot awesome between those are collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, in addition to collaborations with A.C. Crispin (in the Witch international sequence) and Sherwood Smith (in the Time investors and sunlight Queen series). An Ohio local, Ms. Norton lived for a few years in wintry weather Park, Florida, and now makes her domestic in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the place she maintains to jot down, and presides over excessive Hallack, a writers' source and retreat.

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Or would he? For now, the bonds of his oaths did not pull Wessex in opposite directions. Service to the Nation was still service to the King, and» in his infrequent resorts to prayer, Wessex hoped that fact would never change. But the possibility remained. Wessex stood between the Tower and the Oak – two holy and binding pledges – and lived with the nightmare that at any moment he might be called to break faim with one of them. When his other problems seemed too formidable, it was bizarrely soothing to think about this one.

Ives Dyer, Duke of Wessex, was the third of that noble line – although his grandfather, before being so exalted, had been heir to the Earldom of Scathach, a dignity that had been old when William the Conqueror first beached his boats on Saxon shores. The Dukedom of Wessex, like so many English peerages, was the whimsical creation of a Stuart King – in this particular case, of King Charles the Fourth, upon the memorable occasion of Wessex’s grandfather’s birth. As might be expected from the nature of the creation of the tide, the mark of Stuart kinship was writ plainly upon Wessex’s longjawed countenance.

Sarah stared at him, enchanted in the oldest sense of the word. Incredibly, the stranger blushed, staring at her billowing and all-concealing muslin nightgown and averting his eyes hastily. "I – Your pardon, Lady Roxbury. " While Sarah was still belatedly registering the fact of his arrival, the Duke of Wessex removed himself to her sitting-room, closing the door swiftly behind him. Wessex stood in Lady Roxbury’s withdrawing chamber, striving to master the flush of sheer mortification that stained his cheeks.

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