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Thea, an escaped slave and expert silk embroiderer, is lost in the desert after her caravan train is attacked. Lord Ware, a warrior ex-Knights Templar, finds her and takes her to his castle for protection. The story is set during the time of the Christian Crusades. Lord Ware has left the Knights Templar and they want to kill him because of his knowledge of their secrets. Thea and Ware are drawn together, as she seeks freedom from her slavery and he seeks just to stay alive. An interesting read.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving slave Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   slave Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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