Hi Leanne! Thanks for having Sir Giles and me here today. I really like your hero salutes and I agree, heroes come in many forms and definitions.
To me a hero, no matter the era in which he lives, places duty and the safety of others first, often sacrificing his own interests. That’s what Sir Giles of Cambria does in SILVERHAWK, my debut medieval.
Giles didn’t start out a hero. He started as a little boy who had to survive on his own after his mother and his grandfather died. Survival on the streets of a medieval town was incredibly hard. But then he was rescued by a famed mercenary, Mercadier. From that point, he learned to live and fight.
While many mercenaries were feared because of their cruelty, Sir Giles didn’t number among them. He had an inflexible code of honor and demanded the same of his men.
But Giles’ innate heroism blossoms when he faces a fiery lady in mortal danger and is called on to stop a threat to England. Helping the lady and finding a traitor means he must postpone his lifelong dream of confronting his father, but he can’t pursue his own interests when others need him.
Here’s the blurb:
Sir Giles has come to England to kill his father, who seduced and betrayed his mother. First, however, he’ll seek sweet revenge—kidnap the old lord’s new betrothed. But when Giles uncovers a plot against King Richard, he faces a dilemma: take the lady or track the traitors. What’s a good mercenary to do? Both, of course.
Lady Emelin has had enough. Abandoned in a convent by her brother, she finally has a chance for home and family. Yet now she’s been abducted. Her kidnapper may be the image of her dream knight, but she won’t allow him to spoil this betrothal. Her only solution: escape.
Rescuing the intrepid lady—while hunting traitors—is a challenge Giles couldn’t anticipate. But the greatest challenge to Giles and Emelin is the fire blazing between them. For he’s everything a proper lady should never want, and she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have.
I’d love to know what qualities others look for in a ‘hero.’
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