The Dog of the North
by Tim Stretton
Macmillan UK Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780230708013
Date: 04 July 2008 List Price $29.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Lady Isola, travelling to the fortified city of Croad, is kidnapped by the dreaded Beauceron, the Dog of the North. But Beauceron is no mere brigand; he has bigger schemes in mind: it is his lifes ambition to capture Croad itselfwhatever the cost. Meanwhile in Croad, Arren, is taken under the wing of the citys ruler, Lord Thaume, and grows into a young knight of prowess and reputation. But as his fortunes rise, those of his childhood friend Eilla decline. Years later, Beauceron has returned with Lady Isola to his home. He is determined to raise an army to defeat his enemies in court and capture the city he loathes. In Croad, when Eilla is forced to take employment as a servant in Lord Thaumes household, Arren realizes that his love for her is more important than his prospects for advancement.
(Source: Macmillan UK)