This sequel to on the warring Peregrine and Howard clans (introduced in The Taming
) --late medieval Hatfields and McCoys--follows Zared, a tough young woman who has been raised to dress as a boy and fight like a man. Her family has nearly been impoverished by its feud with the Howards, and Severn, her brother, decides to win himself a rich wife: the unofficial prize of an upcoming tournament is the daughter of a neighboring family. So off he goes with his sister as his squire. But one man at the games isn't fooled by Zared's disguise. Tearle Howard, who grew up in France away from the conflict, sees in her a passionate young woman who might help him end their families' bitter struggle, if only he can persuade her not to loathe him.
Original title: The Conquest
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Historical→ Medieval