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Currently reading Karyn Monk's medieval romance novel, Once A Warrior, and mmmmmmmmm...

For one, I have yet to be annoyed by character names. No Jessica or Marissa in sight. And the hero, who is a medieval Scotsman, is actually named ... gasp ... Malcolm! When he could have been named Dirk or Satan or Rapesalot. Very pleased.

This one actually combines some of my favorite cliches - heroine cross-dressing as a boy and bewildered hero wondering why he's attracted to a man. Hero who is horribly scarred (but not in places that matter, of course) and in pain. This whole thing is a delicious mix of forbidden ust, throat-slitting, and h/c. All of Mousie's favorite things. Sometimes more than one of these at once, as when heroine bathes injured hero and massages his pain away while getting "wicked thoughts" and poor hero beginning to freak out why he's getting aroused by a boy.

Still plenty of anachronisms - nobody would wash their hands with soap before stitching wounds in the 11th century and no way would heroine's clan exist and survive with that hippie pacifist attitude, but if you are like me and dig hunky tormented wounded swordsmen and spunky female cross-dressers, the book is for you.
dangermousie: (Default)
Currently reading Karyn Monk's medieval romance novel, Once A Warrior, and mmmmmmmmm...

For one, I have yet to be annoyed by character names. No Jessica or Marissa in sight. And the hero, who is a medieval Scotsman, is actually named ... gasp ... Malcolm! When he could have been named Dirk or Satan or Rapesalot. Very pleased.

This one actually combines some of my favorite cliches - heroine cross-dressing as a boy and bewildered hero wondering why he's attracted to a man. Hero who is horribly scarred (but not in places that matter, of course) and in pain. This whole thing is a delicious mix of forbidden ust, throat-slitting, and h/c. All of Mousie's favorite things. Sometimes more than one of these at once, as when heroine bathes injured hero and massages his pain away while getting "wicked thoughts" and poor hero beginning to freak out why he's getting aroused by a boy.

Still plenty of anachronisms - nobody would wash their hands with soap before stitching wounds in the 11th century and no way would heroine's clan exist and survive with that hippie pacifist attitude, but if you are like me and dig hunky tormented wounded swordsmen and spunky female cross-dressers, the book is for you.
dangermousie: (Default)
Currently reading Karyn Monk's medieval romance novel, Once A Warrior, and mmmmmmmmm...

For one, I have yet to be annoyed by character names. No Jessica or Marissa in sight. And the hero, who is a medieval Scotsman, is actually named ... gasp ... Malcolm! When he could have been named Dirk or Satan or Rapesalot. Very pleased.

This one actually combines some of my favorite cliches - heroine cross-dressing as a boy and bewildered hero wondering why he's attracted to a man. Hero who is horribly scarred (but not in places that matter, of course) and in pain. This whole thing is a delicious mix of forbidden ust, throat-slitting, and h/c. All of Mousie's favorite things. Sometimes more than one of these at once, as when heroine bathes injured hero and massages his pain away while getting "wicked thoughts" and poor hero beginning to freak out why he's getting aroused by a boy.

Still plenty of anachronisms - nobody would wash their hands with soap before stitching wounds in the 11th century and no way would heroine's clan exist and survive with that hippie pacifist attitude, but if you are like me and dig hunky tormented wounded swordsmen and spunky female cross-dressers, the book is for you.

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