Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected. Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about the marriage either. When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane and Alan embark on a perilous journey that has an excellent chance of ending in failure and death for them and all of their people.
Alan did not think she cared about the jewelry one way or
the other. Perhaps he had angered her when he stared at her face. "I
recommend that you try the roasted pork. The cook does a
wonderful job with it. I am told that it was fed with the finest grain
just for this occasion."
"Thank you. I will."
"And the fruit is fresh too. My father brought it across the
Alan tried to think of something else to say. Inspiration
struck as he sipped his wine. "Would you care for some wine?"
She hesitated for a moment, then said, "Yes, some wine
would be nice."
Alan picked up a wine bottle that stood on the table and
poured a glass for her. She immediately sipped it. Then his father
called to him, and when he next looked back, her glass was empty.
Her shoulders had relaxed a bit. Perhaps the wine had dulled the
pain in her feet. Without being asked, he refilled her glass.
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