Pursued by her enemies, flattered and courted for her lands, a powerful, devious princess is desperate to reach refuge. Haunted by the shadow of the young assassin set upon her, Princess Melanthe knows that an ice cold countenance is her only protection. To succumb to love is the greatest danger of all. She can trust only one man amid the lies, the mysterious Green Knight - a true knight who never wavers once he gives his heart; a man who cannot comprehend deceit. But as an impossible love grows between them, betrayal becomes their only future.
In a mesmerizing performance, Nicholas Boulton brings Laura Kinsale's classic medieval romance to vivid life, creating a colorful world and a unique listening experience that is both true to the times and easy to understand.
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Awesome book! Awesome narration! If you've read LK then you already know what an incredible author she is. With Boulton as her 'personal' narrator.... It's simply magic.
This is a gorgeous story of impossible love between a princess and a knight. He is the perfect knight – a consummate warrior, chivalrous and honorable, but a nobody fighting to make a name for himself with his liege. She is the opposite,powerful and cold, but so afraid that she can never even sleep. Only when Ruck is near can she sleep sound. But by falling love she's a danger to him, and way above him. The way they comes terms with their different stations in life is sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking. It's just beautiful in the characters, words and settings.
Ruck's dragon poem. Nicholas Boulton read it so well it was like listening to a song.
Ruck. He sounds strong and tough, like a rough northerner, reminiscent of Sean Bean's voice. Any woman would put her life in his protection.
The scene of the dragon and the chapel, when he swears his heart, made me sniffle.
Listen. You will be amazed. All this talk about how it's difficult to follow, that's not a problem at all. It's lovely, a story and setting like nothing else out there. Highly, highly recommended.
"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ Reviews should never contain "spoilers" ;-)
Laura Kinsale has become one of my favorite authors so when this book became available on Audible I couldn’t wait to listen.
“For My Lady’s Heart” is totally different than the other books written by Laura Kinsale and therefore more difficult to review. Like the others, it meticulously written with vivid depth and strong characters. Because the story is written in the “Middle English style” it took me a while to get into the rhythm of the language. As a result, this was a bit distracting (in the beginning) because I lost some connection with the characters and the story. (I don’t think this will happen to everyone….it was just an adjustment for me in the first few chapters).
That being said, I recovered and began to appreciate the fact that this book did not follow the usual romance novel blueprint but delivered a refreshing, complex and fascinating story. The hero, Ruck, is a strong, devoted, loyal and moral man and the heroine, Melanthe, is a beautiful, deceitful, nasty, and cold woman. Together they make the most unusual and unforgettable pair.
Really love the narration of Nicholas Boulton. He NEEDS to narrate more books on Audible.
I know there will be some that will find this book “too unusual” but if you are looking for something diverse with substance I think you will enjoy it.
This is one of my favorite Kinsale audible books. I wouldn't want to read the text with the old English dialogue but listening to Boulton makes it so easy to place your mind in a different time. While there are similarities with Kinsale's characters and story lines she always amazes me with her tales. Like some of her other works, the characters go for many years with a nearness of the object of their love but no way to have a relationship. People lacked control over so much of their personal freedom even when they were noble born that it is hard to imagine how at one time it was unrealistic to find love and true happiness. Ruck starts out as such an ordinary man, plagued by his thoughts of lust that the church teaches him to constantly fight to put aside. Though ever honorable, it was wonderful to learn how a man without much bedroom experience has gained his knowledge...an ironic source of sexual information. And like a true knight, Ruck fights for what is right...period...no gray areas. He possess incredible faith. Melanthe is consumed with fear for most of her life. She is a real princess who is hopelessly trapped. Her freedom definitely requires a knight in shinning armor to rescue her...one who is always truthful to her as there is never anyone else she can ever trust. It was a great book to listen to despite what sounds like a typical fairy tale.
Let me first say that I LOVE L Kinsale and constantly check to see if there are new books out by her on Audible especially since I absolutely ADORE Nicholas Boulton. This one, however, is very difficult to follow for the first hour or two but after that it gets much better to follow. I recommend this book as I have the previous ones. Just don’t get discouraged at the beginning.
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