1471 AD - 10 years after the Battle of Towton, Sir Kenton le Bec, the Lion of the North, serves Warwick the Kingmaker as the man's attack dog. There is no fiercer knight in Warwick's arsenal than Kenton le Bec, a powerful and cunning fighter. Kenton has been tasked with securing Babylon Castle, a fortress that secures a road between Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is a strategic castle and currently in the hands of Edward's forces. When Kenton and his army move in, all of that changes. Yet things are not always clear-cut.
Lady Nicola Aubrey-Thorne is the widow of a great Edwardian supporter. When Kenton conquers her home of Babylon Castle, she offers him nothing but resistance and hatred. Kenton sees a beautiful, spoiled woman who fights him on every turn, yet the spark of attraction is there. As Kenton comes to learn the darker secrets of Babylon, he comes to understand Lady Thorne and her sorrows. And his attraction toward her grows beyond his control.
Join Kenton and Nicola in a world of opposing loyalties yet united attraction. Their lives become irrevocably intertwined even if their loyalties to the men who would be king differ. The passion they feel for one another, and the love, is something few people ever experience. It is a complicated and complex situation, one where difficult decisions must be made if Kenton and Nicola are to remain together.
When Warwick is captured by enemy soldiers, Nicola must do all she can to save the man who she once considered her enemy. Will she be too late?
©2015 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2016 Kathryn Le Veque
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Took a while to get accustomed to the narrator's voice. Great book hope the next is just as good.
This was an awesome novel! LeVeque at her finest. I think the narrator did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I felt totally immersed in their world, could visualize the characters and places as if I were there! One of my best Audible purchases. Highly recommend!
not since the compelling Wolfe have I loved a story so much. so we'll written, such an adventure.
"excellent everything. I love Kathryn Le Veque"
books. they are the best story lines of history with non fiction. keep them coming.
"What a disappointment."
I did struggle to finish this. After her others, I hardly believe she wrote it.
"Oh we bit predictable but still very good…"
This is one of the better of the series… Character development was better than the previous, storyline was actually more intriguing than the previous, and character development was good as well as the narrator was absolutely excellent… Again I think I'll move onto the next in the series. Whom would I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys like meets with a bit of history and a lot of romance… Good stuff emulates the environment or historical space at the time… in summation, good read, light read, not a five-star book, but still a good book…
Excellent another fantastic Le Veque wonderful Medieval romance. A must read although I bought the audible which was wonderful.
"Touching Story Exquisitely Narrated"
This is a beautiful story of knights and ladies, battles and love, wonderfully written and brought to life by narration so fitting and fine that it could not possibly be improved upon. How fortunate that it is the first book in a series!
"Brilliant narration for an amazing medieval story"
I adore Kathryn Le Veque's medieval romance stories moreso when coupled with an Audible upgrade/version of the novel. She has this amazing ability to match the perfect narrator for her books. Love all of KLV's Audible books narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins
"I was a bit disappointed in this book"
I found the Knights very wishy washy so to speak. Most of Kathryn Le Veque's men are strong and forthright Not so in this book. I almost found him to be weak and foolish.
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