The Slayer's RedemptionThe Slayer’s Redemption by Marliss Melton

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval England)

Series: Warriors of York #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the author

  • Publisher: James-York Press (October 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 7, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016C98LWG

(From Amazon)

aving cut his baby from the body of his dead wife, Christian de la Croix, known across the land as the Slayer, only adds to the rampant, lurid rumors concerning his violent misdeeds. Now, he desperately needs a wet nurse to keep his son alive, but the people around Helmesly Castle fear him, putting baby Simon’s life in peril. 
When a stranger who calls herself Clare Crucis volunteers to nurse the newborn, Christian’s relief overwhelms him. But it does not last long, for Dame Crucis tells contradictory stories of her past. Is she really an angel of mercy—or the agent of one of his enemies, sent to destroy him? 
Clare Crucis is, in fact, Clarisse du Boise, a lady being forced to kill the Slayer in order to keep his enemy, her stepfather, from executing her kinswomen. At her very first encounter with the Slayer, Clarisse questions the terrible rumors that abound about him. Certainly, his reputation for ruthlessness is well founded, but she remarks a sadness in the warrior and a longing to be loved that she had not expected. Still, to save her family, she must carry her plan to completion. But as her heart quails and she delays, the Slayer grows ever more suspicious. Is there a way she can save the lives of her loved ones while seeing righteousness prevail? All she needs is a champion. 

This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of Danger’s Promise, previously released only in print.


#1 in the exciting “Warriors of York” series, a newly revised and expanded version of Danger’s Promise, previously released only in print.
WOW! I adore Ms. Melton’s Romantic Suspense, but gotta say, this Medeival adventure is FANTASTIC!!
Fast paced, thrill ride of emotions with engaging, energetic and charismatic characters. The storyline is unique, well written, intriguing and very, very interesting. Filled with betrayal, secrets, suspense, redemption, forgiveness, healing, mystery, romance, passion and deception. I absolutely adored the heroine and the hero in this story. While the hero is nicknamed, “Slayer”,Christian de la Croix(Simon), is so much more. The, heroine, “Clare”, Clarisse du Boise, is made to be a part of a deception in order to save her family, that could possibly result in either her death and her family’s peril or find Clare and Simon the love of a lifetime.
A complex, compelling and powerful story! Ms. Melton has once again written a tale, where the reader with find themselves entrenched and held spellbound to the pages of this story and it’s characters. You can feel their pain, their frustrations and their love. The emotional turmoil just flows off the pages.
A page turning tale from the first page to the last page! I absolutely loved “The Slayer’s Redemption”. I can hardly wait for the next installment of the “Warriors of York”. A must read! Fans of Medieval Historical Romance, England, Suspense, a bit mystery, lots of deception, passion and romance will love this tale. A fantastic read!! Highly recommended!!

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 5
Heat: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More