England, 1174 a.d.
It has been two years since James Hoade married the love of his life and became the Lord of Loxley. He and Lady Elena have had a son, and his new life is just starting to feel normal. But much of England’s nobility is incensed that this upstart is now supposed to be considered their equal, and the time has come for them to show him his true place in the world. James is ordered to head north, and stop Scotland’s King William from reclaiming Northumberland, while Stephen is sent on a quest to France, to save the Queen.
Defender of the North is Book 2 in the Defender of the Realm series. In an age of castles and knights, James Hoade must, once again, prove himself worthy. Join James, Allyn, and Stephen as the adventure of a lifetime continues!