Dark Champion

Dark Champion

by Jo Beverley

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A Damsel’s Plight

Orphaned and desperate, Imogen of Carrisford flees when a brutal lord invades and takes possession of her castle. There is only one man she can turn to for help.

A Knight's Rescue

He is FitzRoger of Cleeve, rumored to be a ruthless champion in battle and a tyrannical master. Imogen is stunned at the very sight of his powerful body, yet it is his cool green eyes that penetrate her very soul, making her tremble with both fear and desire. Sheltered all her life, she needs such a man to defend and protect her…yet she dares not trust him to put her desires before his own. But even as she vows independence, boldly standing beside him against treacherous enemies, her defenses crumble…falling helplessly to the gentle fury of her warrior’s love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451207661
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2002
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 615,888
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK


Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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Dark Champion 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completed this book hoping it would get better, it did, slightly, after about 180 pages. But it is only 297 pages. The female lead was too young, too modernly strong for my 21st century mind, and pretty dang gone mean, the male lead was better but lacking, his silent strength often came off as indifference. It wasnot terribly romantic. Too many incomplete love scenes, one good one love scene would have been enough but there were plenty of re starts to get on your nerves. Choose something else, dont bother with this one.
cyderry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In medieval times, Bernard of Carrisford dies suddenly leaving his only daughter vulnerable to attack. The Treasure of Carrisford, as Imogen is known, flees her castle when the evil Lord Warbrick mysteriously invades the castle searching for her and its treasure. She escapes to her neighbor, Lord FitzRoger of Cleeve, and begs for his help to regain her home and defend her honor. Forced to realize that she needs a strong defender, Imogen agrees to wed the Lord of Cleeve in exchange for his assistance.This story has several twists and turns but eventually the stubborn and independent people surrender to love.This was my first romance of the year and it was a good one. I really enjoyed it not only for the romance but the story of the battles and imagery.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Imogen of Carrisford flees when her house is invaded by a neighbour. She dressed up with a fake pregnant stomach and goes to the one man who might be able to help. Fitzroger of Cleeve, often called the Bastard. A man who is strong and powerful and willing to help. They find themselves attracted to each other but are both quite unwilling to admit to each other how much. It's full of historical detail and the characters are quite good fun, however there are moments where it just read like a record skip, jarring a little. It's interesting and fun though.
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I love this author, but I was still amazed at how wonderful this book was. Read it, you'll have a great time.