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The Legendary Duke

#2, Put Up Your Dukes

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"Terrific storytelling with lots of wit,
derring-do, and tugging on the heartstrings!"

- Grace Burrowes, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author

"Locke seamlessly blends hints from classics like The Count of Monte CristoPride and Prejudice, and Arthurian legend into an utterly enjoyable Regency romance." -

- Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize

From RITA® Finalist and USA Today Bestselling Author Margaret Locke comes The Legendary Duke, Book 2 of the Put Up Your Dukes Regency historical romance series.


For a Knight to win the Princess, he first must slay his dragons…

A tragic event in his youth led Gavin Knight's mother to whisk him to Rome, where he lived a simple but secluded life—until, on her deathbed, she revealed who he truly was: the Duke of Cortleon.

Now twenty-nine, Gavin has returned to England, determined to learn what happened all those years ago. Despite charming his fellow lords and ladies alike, the new Duke disregards any notion of nuptials, as his honor first demands resolution--and retribution.

Then he meets Lady Elinor Greene.

For seven years, renowned beauty Elinor has refused all proposals, fearing marriage would curb her freedom. But when her family falls on hard times, Nelle must sacrifice herself to save them by marrying a man of means.

A wealthy widower seems the logical choice, a passionless union perfect. Until she meets the Duke of Cortleon, and learns one Knight can be legendary.

Soon Gavin and Elinor must each decide which quest is worth more: that for honor, or that for love...


Series: Put Up Your Dukes, Book 2

Genre: Regency historical romance (and my author also says it's historical suspense!)

Length: 108,000 words / 438 pages


Though Book 2 in the series, The Legendary Duke can be read as a standalone - particularly because it ended up being set a year before Book 1, The Demon Duke. (Oops.)

For Arthurian legend fans, The Legendary Duke is loosely based on the tale of Gawain and the Green Knight, and Arthurian Easter eggs pop up throughout!

Customer Reviews


Brilliant! This have to be one of the best books I have read all year! The Legendary Duke by Margaret Locke is book 2 in the Put Up Your Dukes series. As some of you might not know Margaret was up for a RITA this year for Demon Duke book one in this series and I can imagine this book will also be up for a RITA. It would be so deserved. If you are a regency lover as I am you MUST read this book. It is one of those book you can wait to see how it will end and sad when it does end. I can’t wait to read the next in this series. Margaret has created such wonderful characters, Nelle and Gavin, you cannot help but fall in love with both. The descriptions are so vivid you feel and see everything in your mind. Though in a series, Legendary Duke can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read Demon Duke to get the real feel of the story and the Dukes. This book is a real page turner and has scandal, duty, honor, revenge, murder, nightmares, memory loss, true friends, evil, madness, kindness, giving, orphans, coldness, masks, house parties, betrothed, death, grief and so much more. I highly recommend you read this book, you won’t be disappointed!!

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The Legendary Duke
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Sep 07, 2018
  • Publisher: Margaret Locke
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 457 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #2, Put Up Your Dukes
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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