Today I’m very pleased to be part of the book launch blog tour for Rachel Rossano’s newest book, Honor, which was released on the 23rd. I have had the pleasure of already reading this book and so I am very happy to introduce you all to Dentin, the hero of Honor.
Welcome, Dentin. Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
As fifteenth Earl of Dentin, I come from an ancient and well established family. I currently serve as Securer of the Realm, a position which consumes most of my time and effort. I was born a second son of three. But then, I lost my father in a hunting accident, and my older brother to the whims of a tyrannical king. My youngest brother still lives, I hope, but he fled into exile beyond Rhynan’s borders over a decade ago. Someday I hope to reunite with him, but for now I endeavor to prevent abuse of power like that which destroyed my family.
It’s said that you excel at being the Securer of the Realm. What exactly does that title mean? What do you do?
My reputation precedes me most places. As Securer of the Realm, I am responsible for seeking out corruption, sedition, and unrest and resolve the issues before they cause great harm to the nation. I am commander of the military, investigator of crimes, and bringer of justice. I endeavor to abide by the law in all I do, but my manner is often too direct for peoples’ sensibilities. There are those, many in fact, who don’t appreciate the interference in their lives that my position requires.
Can you tell us a little about Lady Elsa Reeve? What makes her stand out from the other women you know?
Most women find me rude or offensive. From the start, Elsa didn’t seem to be bothered by my bluntness. On the other hand, she was offended by my mission, my efforts to question her about her business with Merrill, and the fact I wouldn’t leave her alone. She stood her ground even when I backed her into a corner. I admire a woman willing to fight for what is right, even if she is as stubborn as she is lovely.
Her dark eyes don’t miss much for all their beauty. Despite her diminutive size, I would wager she would best any man she opposes. She wouldn’t overcome her opponent with physical prowess or manipulation, which is the tool of most of the women I have met. Instead, her quick mind and gentle heart would win most any day.
Though, I might be a biased witness.
Your story, Honor, is the sequel to Duty. Will we be seeing any familiar faces?
Part of Honor occurs in the home of my semi-nemesis, Sir Rathenridge. As I assume you recall, he and I nearly came to blows in Duty. The fact I am inserting myself into a wedding celebration is bound to cause some new fiction between us. Thankfully Tomas is also there with his lovely wife, Brielle, and their children. In fact there are a great many children running about in the beginning of the book. There are a few other familiar faces that appear and a whole host of new characters.
What do you think will surprise us the most about your story?
I am not as much of a jerk as I seem on the surface.
The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother’s massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S7IX63K
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Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.
The Theodoric Saga
The Crown of Anavrea
The King of Anavrea
Novels of Rhynan
Stand Alone Novels/Novellas
Wren (A Romany Epistle Novel)
The Mercenary’s Marriage
Word and Deed
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