By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Noble Aislinn grieves because the Iron Wolf and his minions typhoon via her loved Darkenwald. and he or she burns with malice for the good-looking Norman savage who may enslave her. . .even as she aches to understand the rapture of the conqueror′s kiss
For the 1st time ever, amazing Wulfgar has been vanquished--and via a daring and lovely princess of Saxon blood. He should have the chaste, sensuous enchantress who's sworn to his destruction. And he'll hazard existence itself to nurture with smooth ardour an excellent union born within the blistering warmth of hatred and war.
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She snatched up the whip herself. “I’ll enable you mete out good earned self-discipline. ” With all of the fury bent of hatred burning deep inside her, Gwyneth raised her arm, and the whip hissed like a serpent’s tongue to chunk via Aislinn’s easy garment and flavor the soft flesh of her hip. Aislinn writhed in silent anguish and pulled away, tears of ache gleaming in her eyes. “Cease! ” They grew to become without notice and males and girl confronted a raging Sweyn. Ham stood beside him and there has been without doubt in any brain that he had fetched the large Viking. however the heady wisdom of her strength drove Gwyneth past warning and she or he whirled to Aislinn back, drawing the whip again for one more blow, yet as she introduced it ahead the butt was once snatched from her hand. Gwyneth spun approximately in annoyed fury to discover Sweyn’s foot planted firmly upon the tip of the whip and his brawny hands set akimbo to his huge body. “I stated stop! ” he bellowed. “Nay! ” Gwyneth part sobbed, part shrieked. “The complain wishes be chastened right here and now. ” The Viking approached the skinny lady until eventually he stood tall above her and bent his head that he may possibly meet her flashing faded eyes. “Hear me good, woman Gwyneth, for I worry your lifestyles may perhaps rely on the care you supply my phrases. My Lord Wulfgar gave this woman over to me to protect opposed to damage in his absence, and that implies from girl in addition to guy. She belongs to him via his observe, and he'll now not tolerate your whipping of her. except he speaks differently the woman can have my safeguard, and so far i've got heard no order from him liberating me of my vow to maintain her from probability. Wulfgar wouldn't be above breaking you if he lower back to discover the wench maimed due to you. hence i'm elimination her to protection on your sake in addition to hers. Peace be with you, girl Gwyneth, yet i need to fulfill my lord’s needs ahead of contemplating another’s. ” With that he brushed previous her, giving her no extra chance to talk, and went to Aislinn. Snatching her mantle from one of many Normans, he unfold it approximately her shivering physique. Aislinn’s eyes have been brimming with tears as she raised her gaze to his in mute gratitude. She placed a hand upon his arm and the nice Viking made rumbling noises deep in his throat, embarrassed by way of this reveal of softness from a girl. Aislinn spoke no observe yet moved earlier him to take Ham’s arm and suggested the lad competently clear of Gwyneth’s glare again to the hut the place the small lady nonetheless gasped for breath. Aislinn huddled closer the blazing hearth at the fire, drawing clear of the chilled darkness of the corridor. She concept upon the day as a hellish nightmare that she was once ultimately waking from. She was once grateful for the tiny girl’s development. The fever had damaged and in a couple of days the babe will be again to general. yet in these terrifying moments after the 1st merciless blow of the whip had struck, her brain had now not lent itself to any notion except that of Wulfgar shelling out punishment on Kerwick’s helpless shape; then her brain had whirled in a imaginative and prescient and she or he had noticeable herself lashed to the beams looking ahead to Wulfgar to deal out his worst, his powerful arm raised opposed to her in hatred.