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A Knight’s Tale (Passages)

by Charlene Newcomb

Passages A Knight's Tale - Charlene Newcomb
Editions:Kindle: $ 0.99
Pages: 45

~~a short story~~

April 1185
Stephan l’Aigle is the third son of a Yorkshire baron with no hopes of inheriting land or titles, probably a good thing as he has no interest in women, nor any desire to marry or produce heirs. He finds pleasure in the arms of other men.

At eighteen years old, Stephan has recently been knighted and must make his living on the tournament circuit or become a soldier for hire. His fortunes change when Richard, Duke of Aquitaine & son of King Henry II, sees his skills in battle.

Stephan will hone his sword arm against Richard’s enemies, and learn about comradeship, duty, and honor. Will his relationship with one of Richard’s knights crack his hard-hearted armor?

NOTE: this is not an HEA. It’s rather bittersweet.

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This is a prequel to Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I), introducing the knight Stephan l'Aigle.

About the Author

Char lives in Kansas and spends most of her time at the library. She wishes she was there strictly to pursue research for her fiction, but alas, the library is her day job. Char's writing roots are in science fiction. Since the mid 1990s, she has published numerous short stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including "A Certain Point of View," in Star Wars: Tales from the Empire. She published her first novel in 2012, and recently finished a historical fiction series filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart in the late 12th century. Men of the Cross, For King and Country, and Swords of the King (Battle Scars I - III) are B.R.A.G. Medallion honorees. King is an HNS Editor's Choice, a finalist in the 2016 Chaucer Awards for pre-1750 Historical Fiction, (Swords was shortlisted for the award in 2018), and King received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Ebooks Awards. Char is a blog editor for English Historical Fiction Authors and researching/plotting a medieval novel set at the end of King John's reign (featuring characters from Battle Scars). She is currently revising the 2nd draft of Echoes of the Storm, a sci fi/space opera she plans to publish in 2020.