Alyssa Cole keeps dazzling me with her historical romances They are so good and I believe Agnes Moor s Wild Knight is ten times better It s really short like I totally want a complete novel of this or like maybe another novella I am in Neeeeed We Have A Black We have a black in a medieval Scotland where the king organizes this tournament that has Agnes kiss as the prize if ou win There is also this really tol and tournament that has Agnes kiss as the prize if The Ultimate EU Test Book Administrators 2020 you win There is also this really tol and Scottish hero who is also like really romantic and loves the heroine He is a Softie I will read all of Alyssa s booksstories soon like I totally have to They re so so GOOD Ifou have always wanted a diverse historical romance Alyssa Cole writes beautiful stories I recommend them all tbh I ve only read two and I know all of
Them Are THAT GOOD I Really Liked This Short Story are THAT GOOD I really liked this short story appreciate the author including the real history this dramatization was inspired by I love the project of this Agnes Moore s Wild Knight is a medieval romance short story centering a woman of color At 55 pages I m not sure it uite ualifies as a novella I thought it was interesting and I love the way it highlights the existence of people of color during the time period but I really wanted it to be longerAgnes is one of the exotics in the court of King James IV a woman originally from Africa and now serving as an ambassador and entertainer of sorts There is a tourney being put on in her honor with the prize being a kiss from her A mysterious knight is fighting hard for her favor but could he be the man she has been dreaming of This is a brief but fairly satisfying romance set in a time period and location where Black people are often erased from history I appreciated that but I wish this had been longer and developed Agnes perspective is mostly used to give us information which made her feel distant as a character and I wanted to see her. Agnes Moor knows her place in the court of King James IV as one of the “exotics” in his employ When the king ma.
Alyssa Cole ☆ 6 SUMMARYSeful calibration of what my tolerance is regarding the ratio of story to sex in historical fiction This is a relatively short novella The writing is technically excellent and the history is solidly portrayed The depiction of the experience of a black woman in 16th century Britain felt solid and nuanced But structurally the story felt
LIKE IT HAD JUST BARELY ENOUGH SCENE SETTING TOit had just barely enough scene setting to setting up the sex scenes And since I wasn t there for the sex scenes I didn t get my story fix It isn t at all a criticism of the story because clearly there are a lot of readers who are looking for exactly this sort of balance But it s not for me and I ve adjusted my buy reflexes accordingly Interracial Scottish medieval Where do I sign up Wait I DID sign up and it was well worth it Alyssa Cole s short sexy tale of an exotic in James IV s court and a mysterious knight is the kind of diverse historical romance readers need to see of not just because of the historically accurate representation but because her writing is evocative and the banter is smart Inter racial medieval Highlander romance by a Black author ay Loosely based on a true story it s an incredibly well constructed short story abo I just wish this story had been a damn sight longer Normally novellas are not #my thing because they feel so incomplete but Agnes Moor s Wild Knight was a full lush #thing because they feel so incomplete but Agnes Moor s Wild Knight was a full lush gorgeous tale that didn t leave me feeling cheatedI mean what Knight was a full lush and gorgeous tale that didn t leave me feeling cheatedI mean what not to LOVE about a historical interracial Highlander romance Not only that but it s based on an actual historical incident known as The Tournament of the Wild Knight and the Black Lady James IV was a wily ruler and it was known that he did have African courtiers in his court While some IR authors want to wallow in Gone With the Wind land trying to portray an uneual power relationship between a Black slave woman. ’t chance The Wild Knight has come for her and her champion is after after the most elusive prize of all her hear. .
Fleshed out I really like the love interest and thought the way this tackled the complication of love versus someone wanting a taste of the exotic was FANTASTIC BUT AGAIN IF THIS HAD But again if this had a true novella at 100 pages I think it would have worked better That said I love Alyssa Cole as an author and am happy to have read this one So short but nicely done It s really too short to have a real emotional connection to these characters though I do really like Agnes and respect her Still having a black woman in 16th century Scotland and pairing her up with a Highlander Alyssa Cole wins for that The story was intriguing and developed nicely The side CHARACTERS WERE ENGAGING I REALLY LIKED were engaging I really liked Margaret I want from this world tales of the exotics people invisible in our modern recollection of history but present in reality An excellent uick read I initially heard about Agnes Moor s Wild Knight on Facebook not much information was provided by the poster other than that it was IR historical romantic fiction and set in Scotland I figured I d give it a shot and I wasn t disappointedSet In The Intriguing World the intriguing world the court of King James IV and Margaret Tudor Alyssa Cole s Agnes Moor s Wild Knight is inspired by a jousting tournament called I adored this story and wished it had been longer When I was reading Bernadette Andrea s The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture I spotted a reference to Elen More a black woman in the early 16th century Scottish court and instantly realized OMG that s the inspiration for that story I saw among Alyssa Cole s publications And then the chance of spotting the ebook on sale led me to pick it up because I loved Cole s story in the collection Hamilton s BattalionSothis is not at all a criticism of Agnes Moor s Wild Knight itself but it was a Kes a kiss from Agnes the prize of a tourney a mysterious knight plows through his opponents to claim it But it isn.