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Lee Swanson


Lee Swanson

Lee Swanson is a retired soldier and teacher who is the author of the No Man is Her Master historical fiction series, including the titles NO MAN'S CHATTEL, HER PERILOUS GAME and A DANGEROUS JOURNEY HOME. A fourth novel in the series, FOR THOSE SHE HOLDS DEAR, is well underway.

Lee has enjoyed a lifetime interest in medieval history. Living in both Germany and England for extended periods of his life, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, seeking out-of-the-way places with little-known stories to tell.

Holding a master’s degree in European history from the University of North Florida, Lee’s thesis centered on the Hansa, a confederation of merchants from primarily northern German cities in the 12th through 17th centuries. Many of the colorful characters who populate his novels are drawn from the lives of these resolute wayfarers who traveled the waterways of Europe in search of profit and prestige.

Lee is also the author of THE CALLING OF ALEX TATE. This is a departure from his usual historical fiction, as it is a crime drama set in Seattle, Washington, in 2015.

Lee, his wife Karine, and their dog Banjo now split their time between coastal Maine and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Lee Swanson

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by Lee Swanson - Fiction, Historical Fiction

1310, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. Edward II knights Frederick Kohl for his bravery fighting the Scots. But Sir Frederick is not the man the king believes him to be; instead, it is his sister, Christina, who assumes her dead brother's identity. Still posing as Frederick, Christina escorts Lady Cecily, a young noblewoman joining Queen Isabella's court at Westminster Palace, to London. Unexpectedly, Christina and Cecily fall in love. But the wife of one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the city is Christina's bitter enemy. Katharine Volker, whose lascivious advances Christina rejects, goads her into voyaging from her London home to the Baltic waters of her birthplace. Christina journeys not to engage in trade. She sails for a far deadlier purpose --- to exact revenge on the pirates who killed her father and brother.