She wanted to scorn Stalking Wolf as the other townsfolk did, but his proud bearing won her respect, and his hard body drew her like a moth to the flame. In his bronzed arms she would forget her vow of hatred, forget propriety, forget everything but his searing kisses and the burning ecstasy of...Forbidden Fires.
- Original Title:Forbidden Fires
- Author:Madeline Baker
- Rating:8.16 / 10
- Publisher:Published March 1st 1996 by Leisure Books (first published 1990)
He had not cried since he was a small child, and he did not weep now. Stone-faced, he stood before the council elders while they decided his fate. Stone-faced, he accepted their decision. Banishment.
It had been inevitable and it was final.
Wordlessly, he left the council lodge and returned to his father’s tipi. The eyes of the People followed him as he walked through the village. Their faces were sympathetic but they did not speak to him. Banishment was like death, and the dead were to be avoided.
The words of the council elders echoed in his head as he made his way to his father’s lodge. “The warrior known as Stalking Wolf is no longer of the blood, no longer of the blood…”
His little sister. Yellow Flower, wept softly as he told of the council’s decision. His stepmother, Tall Grass Woman, stood mute, the sorrow on her face more eloquent than words,...