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Summary

1192 AD - David de Lohr, the younger brother of the great Christopher de Lohr (Rise of the Defender), is a man who has lived his entire life in his prestigious older brother's shadow. While his brother was nicknamed "The Lion's Claw" as the right hand of Richard the Lionheart, David was nicknamed "The Lion Cub" because of his youth.

But David is a force to be reckoned with. Lightning-fast with a sword, he is a knight of the highest order and worthy of his own great legacy. And so, the story of David de Lohr, the knight with the heart of steel, begins.

Frustrated that he is living in the shadow of his older brother, politics and personal differences with his brother see David strike out on his own, finding his way in a world wrought with danger. At a grand feast given at Windsor Castle, David meets the daughter of the Earl of Canterbury. Emilie de Nerra Hampton is a lovely slip of a woman with flashing blue eyes and hair the color of spun gold. David is smitten with her but he's not the only one. He has competition, a man from another very fine house, the legendary House of Hage, the ancient rulers of the Southern Mercia.

Separated from his brother, and pursuing Emilie, David uncovers a plot that could destroy the entire kingdom, including his brother. He finds himself forming a strange alliance with the House of Hage in order to uncover the plot and stop it before it's too late, but his distraction with Emilie and her rambunctious sisters prove to be a great distraction. It's politics, mystery, passion, and chaos for David and Emilie as they try to find their way in a world that would see the two lovers torn apart.

©2016 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2016 Kathryn Le Veque

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"EPIC…. Medieval Romance!" (Claire Delacroix, NY Times and USA Today best-selling author)

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  • Robbin Blackmon
  • 02-03-18

Disappointing

After listening to the first book about Christopher David’s brother I had high hope for David’s story only to find it was pretty much a repeat of the same story. David’s life could’ve been woven in to the one book. Also in Christopher’s story the Prince escaped but the Sheriff was killed by Chris. In David’s story the Sheriff escaped with the Prince. There was one other discrepancy but it’s not coming to me.

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  • Virginia
  • 13-08-16

Wonderful!!

This is filled with so much emotion that I cried, laughed and everything in between. I love Kathryn Le Veque. What a brain that woman has. So well written. The Narriator did a great job with the exception of a couple of places that were repeated. It did not take away from the story.

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  • Brenda Polacca
  • 28-09-18

Very Disappointing

Boring. Nearly a carbon copy of the first book in the series. There are whole chapters that were the first book verbatim. Had to fast forward many times to stay awake.

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  • Biglumux
  • 01-04-18

Disappointing

I do not like to leave bad reviews & choose my purchases very carefully. I have been a fan of Kathryn Leveque's medieval tales since I first discovered her writings. My enjoyment has doubled by acquiring many on Audible. The narrator did a fine job with the material, sadly that could not compensate for the poor story. I felt it was more a recap of Christopher's story, than one devoted to David. It was a struggle to become involved & immersed as usually happens with this author's tales.

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  • Mary McL
  • 14-01-17

uneven sound levels

l love the story. l love the narrator. But the production quality suffered some, to my thinking. Some moments were almost lost due to not being loud enough.

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  • RonanOliv3r
  • 13-12-16

Read the previous book and skip this one

I read the very first book in the series, and I loved it. I was sad that the second book skipped ahead so many years, as I wanted to know more about what happened with other characters from book 1. But I was quickly captivated with book 2. I read reviews that there were some chapters that were out of order but I didn't even notice since I have only ever listend to it. Book 2 is VERY poorly edited, however but that didn't bother me. This book, was basically the second book all over again with added bits. So if you've watched a director's cut of a film that you loved so you could see all the extra "stuff"... that's what this book is akin to. We already know what happens with the main characters in this book, by the end of the previous book. There's really no need to continue with this one. I'm returning it. I haven't even gotten halfway and I just can't listen to it any longer since I feel like I'm listening to book 2 all over again.

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  • A M Jones
  • 18-11-16

loved loved loved this book

love this book loved all the twists and turns heartache happiness mystery it was awesome

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  • Mel
  • 09-10-16

Really disappointed

I think she had to write a book to, maybe fill a quota, so she took one of her best books she ever wrote and choop

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  • C. Dyess
  • 25-08-16

This book has same material as previous book!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you read Rise of The Defender in this series, this book is that book with a bit more added. I was so dissapointed.

Have you listened to any of Brian J. Gill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love Brian Gill!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-16

Repeated

this book was not good it was a repeat of 02 with a few new parts editor about the brother a waste of credits if you read book 1 & 2 there is no need to read this book 3

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