Welcome to the penultimate excerpt I’ll be sharing in the Medieval Monday First Encounters round. I’m delighted to welcome Lane McFarland to the blog with an excerpt from To Support A King ~ The Turnberry Legacy Series ~ Book II
Plagued by atrocities he committed against innocent victims while pursuing his father’s killers, Laird Mangus MacAndrew pledged to defend and provide for his clan. But his leadership is tested when two of his ships are attacked and his crews massacred. Desperate to fulfill his obligation to protect the clan, Mangus agrees to help reinstate The Turnberry Bond. His mission—garner support for the Bruce and avenge the deaths of his men.
The MacAndrew clan provides Catriona Butler something her Irish home could not, a safe haven. But when she receives a missive her brother is imprisoned and will be executed unless acceptable éraic can be obtained, she must return to her homeland. Mangus agrees to take Catriona to Ireland and vows she will not become a distraction, but he longs to be near her. Catriona witnesses Mangus’s fierce anger and grows distrustful. After a life of suffering her father’s vicious temper, she is skeptical of anyone with a penchant for violence. She attempts to keep her distance, but her traitorous heart pulls her in Mangus’s direction.
With the fate of the kingdom on his shoulders, will Mangus reunite the men of The Turnberry Bond? Can he pursue vengeance against his enemies without taking more innocent lives? And can Catriona free her brother and grow to trust Mangus, staying true to her heart?
He held her glower for a moment then continued uphill. As she followed him along the steep path, her thoughts returned to Kinnon. Where was he held? What happened to him? Had he taken part in the crimes Da committed? She shook her head. No, she refused to believe it of him. Kinnon would never do such a thing.
Images of him injured and imprisoned in a frightful dungeon ran through her mind. She had to get to Ireland.
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