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Our villain theme for Medieval Monday continues with excerpt nine. Today’s guest is Ruth A. Casie and her characters from The Highlander’s English Woman. Isn’t the cover just lovely? Happy reading and enjoy!

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“You didn’t waste any time getting here.” The rude remark directed toward Jamie raised his temper even more. The man’s baiting tactics hadn’t changed since they served Wesley as squires. Surely he wasn’t foolish to pick a fight with him, at least not here.

When they trained, Bryce took aim at him whenever possible, most often urged on by Reeve. Richard and the girls rallied to his defense, but Bryce’s intolerance of Jamie’s Scottish background stayed near the surface.

Bryce gasped for air, seething after having lost a foot race to him.

“You’re nothing. A filthy Scot beggar. Go back to your tribe of mongrels. You’re not fit to be here.” Bryce pushed him hard.

Jamie didn’t go down. Not satisfied, Bryce rushed at him again, this time with fists. Jamie ducked and backed off. Bryce kept up the assault.

Follow along next week by checking out Rue Allyn’s blog for excerpt #10 https://authortravels.com/

Find out more about Ruth on her website here