Along the ancient Pilgrim Trail traveled by countless crusaders from Europe to The Holy Land, Dr. Rory Osgrove is in charge of her first archaeological dig. A Biblical Archaeologist by degree, her target is a holy relic of unimaginable power. But what she discovers instead is the tomb of a long-buried Crusader, one of the thousands who came to this desert land in search of glory and riches. Deterred from her original goal, Rory is fascinated by the English knight and the journal buried with him. Reading the pages of the ancient diary, she comes to know a man of power and honor, entrusted by Richard the Lionheart with a mission of astonishing importance. Sir Kieran Hage was no ordinary Crusader and, as Rory discovers, nor is he really dead. Eight hundred years later, Kieran's mission must be completed, but there is an ancient evil that follows him and is still determined to see him fail. Now Rory begins the adventure of a lifetime, where time has no meaning, where honor is strength, and where only true love endures.
©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque
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"Medieval Sleeping Beauty"
I always enjoy Kathryn Le Veque's books and this 2 part "the crusader" series is no exception. This first book takes place in the year of 2012 and introduces the main character Rory, who is an archaeologist on a dig for religious artifacts. She is a strong willed character who fights for love even when centuries threaten to divide.
I liked this book a lot but I liked the second book "Kingdon Come" even better. I actually think KL should have made this series one big book instead of splitting the two. So, if you listen to this one and enjoy it make sure you listen to "Kingdom Come" too. ;-)
"Contemporary + Historical = Awesome"
Yes! It's an awesome roller-coaster adventure. The plot & character development are exciting, and of course the romance is electric. Its fun to day dream & imagine what it would be like to meet a real living, breathing knight in shining armor. I like the reverse Sleeping Beauty premise in modern times.
It kind of reminds me a little to Johanna Lindsey's "Knight in Shining Armor" as that's also a romance story about a contemporary heroine who meets an English knight. That's one of my all-time favorite romance novels, and so is this book & it's sequel "Kingdom Come." This is one of Kathryn Le Veque's best!!!
I liked how he effortlessly changed between contemporary American dialects to the historical English knight's accent. He also did a great job towards the end of the book with the additional characters' & slightly changing his timbre/tone for their voices.
Not a specific moment, but I love the whole book!
It's one of Kathryn Le Veque's best in my opinion & one of my favorites by her!!! It's a must read/listen and so is the sequel "Kingdom Come!"
"Exciting, Suspenseful, Riveting & Passionate."
Brian J. Gill did an excellent job narrating this story.
Author Kathryn Le Veque has the most amazing talent of weaving in and out of history, adding creative and passionate characters and with a spellbinding effect, delivery a one of a kind story that leaves you breathless.
The Crusader is so much more than a romantic time travel. It is an exciting quest of a team of Archaeologist to locate a holy relic. A modern day woman, Dr. Rory Osgrove and an ancient Crusader. Sir Kieran Hage discover love and passion so true, it defies logic and time. This is a fast paced, thrilling and completely captivating adventure that pulls you into a world of discovery, intrigue and romance. I was captivated from the beginning, wrapped up in suspense and carried away into this creative, riveting story. Another epic adventure by the extremely talented Author, Kathryn Le Veque.
A must read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and capture your heart.
"Best one yet"
I fell in love with this book with in the first couple chapters. I was so hooked with this book. I just had to keep going with the second. I love it!!!
This one is filled with a touch of magic, lots of adventure and great love.
" medieval romance with time travel tale"
Previously read this book from KLV's special boxset. Best enjoyed if read/listened as a duology w/ 'Kingdom Come'.
I was very impressed with Brian J. Gill's narration where he easily, smoothly switched between British and American accents vs medieval knight's accent.
I appreciated the story better with Audible, it adds depth to the time travel tale, differentiating modern vs medieval times
"An unexpected pleasure..."
I loved listening to the audio book since it frees up my hands to do other things while I listen. I don't want to put in spoilers in my review, so I'll just say I loved the way the book ended. She left the door open to revisit these characters in another time or place.
I had several favorites when it comes to characters... It's difficult to narrow it down to one. Rory and her knight in shining armor were of course at the top.
To be honest, I can't remember, but I thought he did a fine job with the cast of characters and their distinct voices. I would listen to him again if he narrated something else I was interested in.
Yes, her books always make me laugh as well as cry...
It was very different from what I expected, probably because I confess I didn't read anything about it first. That, however, did not take away from my enjoyment of the audio book at all.
A entertaining story, though, not as enjoyable as most LeVeque tales. Narrator was accomplished, with a good portrayal of characters.
Best novel yet! Bravo! Endless love wins again. Sad ending with a twist. Good job miss L.
"Never Ending Love"
This book made me laugh, cry. and kept me on the edge of my seat!
This book is a keeper!
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