Jax de Velt is the knight they call The Dark Lord. After years of barbaric conquest across England, Scotland, Wales, and France, he finds himself six months into a marriage with a woman he has learned to love. The marriage is a happy one, but every day is a struggle as Jax learns to navigate a world where generosity and forgiveness are the norm. But one thing he hasn’t learned – the concept of human kindness and the warmth of the Christmas spirit.
In a brief happenstance with a peasant family, Jax comes to understand what, exactly, true bravery and kindness is.
The Dark Lord finds his Christmas heart.
Note: This is a short story and an extended epilogue to The Dark Lord. Enjoy!