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Evil Irish princess Rhiannon sends villains to abduct her stepcousin Aileen, for whom she harbours an irrational hatred, from the Frankish court in Rouen. In a case of mistaken identity Aileen's daughter Ailenor is captured instead but rescued by Saxon nobleman Garreth who had been at court to investigate the political climate on behalf of King Athelstan, the British king and who has fallen in love with Ailenor. Seeking refuge from their pursuers in Winchester the two find themselves involved in another plot to keep Ailenor a political hostage. Meanwhile, Ailenor's parents discover the vendetta behind the abduction and start their search for their daughter.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Vikings/norse era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   spy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Ireland Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk    -   whips, chains, and leather products used 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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