Squire William Raven has only one goal: to finally receive his spurs and become a knight. When his lord, Sir Robert de Cantilou, returns from a five-year crusade in the Holy Land, William wants nothing more than to impress him.
After Sir Robert's return, noble guests arrive from France, bringing intrigue to the castle. William is oblivious to the politics, as he's distracted by nightly visits from a faceless lover, a man who pleasures him in the dark and then leaves, a man he soon discovers is none other than his master, Sir Robert.
But William can't ignore the scheming around him when he overhears a plot to murder Robert. He becomes intent on saving his lord and lover from those who would see him killed....
©2010 Aleksandr Voinov (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I have no idea, someone who reads a book for the sex... The characters were sketchy at best, the story was almost non-existent and the romance was so meh, I can't say I thought I took it as a real romance.
Improve the characters, give them more personality, make the story more engaging and the romance more convincing.
The audio narrator was terrible throughout but exceeded himself even further with an unbelievably fake French accents, which sounded more like drunken Russian and indistinguishable English accents for the characters. I almost threw my iPod when I heard his voice for William. The supposed lion sounded like a twink who's put extra effort to sound even more effeminate than required!
It was really short!
I would not try another book with Philip Rose as narrator. His performance ruined the book for me.
I have not listen to books by Voinov or Cotoner before.
The story was captivating and ended all too soon.
I really enjoyed the development of the main character. The character had long term goals beyond the relationship.
This could be an interesting book for someone who enjoys period pieces. I haven't managed to listen to it all and I have had it for a while. The narrator is great and easy to listen to, but I just don't enjoy the period piece flavor. It would be a great book if you enjoy historical pieces.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I got this on sale. So very good historic m/m romance. If you are not into m/m romance then don't get this... but if you are.... you will enjoy it. A very quick listen though. I think it could have been longer actually.
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