1356 A.D. - It is warring times for England as the Black Prince sweeps his way through France, waging nasty warfare on the population. Masterminding this brutal strategy is the knight they call the Black Angel. Brandt de Russe, Duke of Exeter, is the brains behind the prince’s war machine, a mountain of a man who is as cunning as he is frightening. In battle, no man is his equal.
The Lady Ellowyn de Nerra, granddaughter of the great mercenary Braxton de Nerra, has been sent to London by her crippled father to collect the men he has donated to the Black Prince’s wars in France. De Nerra men are mingled with the Duke of Exeter’s men and Ellowyn is at the dock when the duke disembarks his ships. In her attempt to introduce herself to Brandt and explain her purpose, the duke has little time for the beautiful young woman and mistakes her for a whore. Grossly insulted, Ellowyn threatens the man that all sane men fear.
And so begins the fiery, passionate, and deep love story that transcends families, kings, and two continents, building to the Battle of Poitiers where Brandt is on the front lines. In battle, no man is his equal but even the most powerful of men are prisoners of their own hearts.
©2013 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2013 Kathryn Le Veque
I love audiobooks especially this one and have all of Kathryn's ebooks which I have read numerous times now to have this book in a different format is just all the more the best! Even though it took me a while to like the narrator's voice and I couldn't really imagine it as Brandt's voice. His voice I felt was perfect for Ellowyn's. As the book progressed I did start to like it anyway and I will definitely listen to it again!
Yes, I do have a soft spot for the romance but the battles and action which I rather enjoyed are just so descriptive and it really feels like I am actually there and so real! Brandt the hero is just a wonderful guy tough by nature but really deep down has a heart of gold and Ellowyn the heroine isn't afraid to stand up too anyone even the black angel Brandt who all men fear? Both characters are just amazing!
The first scene when Brandt and Ellowyn meet and he tells her to "be gone wench" Ellowyn's reaction to being brutally rebuffed had me giggling and laughing.
I just loved the whole book and Ms. Le Veque can surely bring almost every emotion into play one moment I'm laughing the next I'm crying. As I stated above laughing at Brandt's and Ellowyn's first meeting. Then I was crying when Dylan was killed in the battle of Poitiers. I just loved his character so much and didn't want this too happen. Poor Alex and Annabeth!!! I am amazed how she is able to spin such a wonderful tale of love, loss but a happy ending as well!!!
I would have to say even though there is no explicit sex scenes described in detail which I am most grateful for. Plus, the book doesn't lose it's intensity despite not having any sex described in graphic detail the love that Brandt and Ellowyn speaks volumes without it. There is still a hidden implication of their joining and you could kind of surmise it happening which is fine by me but I wouldn't recommend the book for anyone younger than 14 years old. I don't know if I would want a 11 or 10 year old listening to it despite how grown up they are.
I love K. Le Veque but this reader just made me grit my teeth. He had a beautiful voice when he spoke undramatically but then he'd change and speak low and raspy. ARGH
I love audiobooks, so when Kathryn Le Veque decided to offer her books as audios, I was very pleased because I am a huge fan of her stories. I will probably get more because I listen to them while I create some jewelry or just to relax. Lord of War, Black Angel is one of my favorites.
There are so many beautiful scenes, I find it hard to choose.
I liked his voice!
No, I prefer to savor each chapters slowly.
My review for Lord of War, Black Angel, posted on Amazon.com.
Emotionally powerful! 7 stars
When I read, I seldom cry! But Kathryn Le Veque’s Medieval Lord of War, Black Angel is so passionate that I shed some tears and had a lump in the throat! It’s a beautiful novel, breathtaking and emotionally rich with her characters Brandt de Russe and Lady Ellowyn de Nerra. I loved the sensual chemistry between her main characters. It’s the story of two major families in the warring times of England! Ellowyn, daughter of mercenary Braxton de Nerra, is sent by him, to collect men from a legendary warrior Brandt de Russe, Duke of Exeter, the Black Angel. As soon as they meet, they had gotten to a very bad start. I loved her heroine; she was a feisty woman, head-strong, intelligent and always got what she wanted. Brandt is a powerful warrior but also a generous man with a tender heart! Both their worlds were so different, her being overprotected by her parents and him trying to survive at war! I loved that touch of humor between them, he liked to tease her and getting her all feisty. Sparks starts to flare between the two and passion ignites! Brandt suddenly, felt a strong attraction to Ellowyn, who then stopped seeing him as her enemy but rather as a very attractive man. Their love relationship was so well developed. Being often on the front lines at war, he felt that he needed to protect her at all cost. As war goes on, their love became stronger! Emotional events will occur, that will make you shed tears! You have to read this novel to understand the chemistry between Brandt and Ellowyn. Ms. Le Veque is a high quality writer that pulled me into her medieval story and again, I had to keep on reading to know what would happen next. She is a very descriptive author, so much I could see the surroundings on the battlefield! It’s a captivating story filled with strong emotions, tenderness, passion and adventure. It was the perfect medieval romance for me! I am literally addicted to Kathryn Le Veque’s stories. I highly recommend this sublime novel!
I have the ebook and the audio book,, I couldn't put them down. I read it then I listened to it at work! It was incredible love story. The narrator did a great job of portraying the characters! What are you waiting for, get your copy today! you will not be disappointed!
Yes! It is a wonderful novel of romance, war, inner turmoil and lightheartedness! I love the story of Brandt and Elowynn and their struggles!
The banter between Brandt and Elowynn is comical and light
His voice brought the characters to life! He was hard to understand for the first few minutes but after that it was easy to follow
The epilogue and also when Elowynn found Brandt at the end
Thank you Kathryn for another wonderful novel!
Long but good.
Brandt, he was a man of war.
Not my favorite.
No, it's too long unfortunately.
I love Kathryn Le Veque's book! But I felt the narrator's performance was at times a little overdramatic, and I really didn't like his female voice for Ellowyn. I liked his British accent, but his older gentlemanly timbre just didn't quite feel right to me. Oh well I guess it's just one of those stories that I preferred hearing in my head vs. the narrator.
The audio edition is exceptional just as Kathryn Le Veque is. You will never be disappointed. I love her print versions, every single one of them, but now I look forward to all of her audiobooks because it just takes her stories to a new level. It is a whole new experience and I love it.
Lord of War: Black Angel was magnificent. What a great story. Brandt de Russe, the Duke of Exeter, is an enormous hunk of a man. He leads the prince’s war machine. Lady Ellowyn de Nerra, granddaughter of Braxton de Nerra. She goes to London on her father's behalf to collect his men. Her father had pledged his men to the Prince during the wars in France. Brandt mistakes Ellowyn for a whore at the docks, therefore their battle begins. Battle of mind, heart and soul. Brennan had me cracking up with the bags and the carriage. Kathryn Le Veque' s stories are exceptional, therefore with every one I read or listen to, it only increases my interest for the next story. I truly love this genre because of Le Veque' s masterpieces.
He is wonderful and his voice is so passionate when he tells Le Veque' s story.
I was enthralled because Kathryn Le Veque takes you on a journey that feels as though you are on an emotional rollercoaster in all of her stories. This is a good thing. She is so descriptive...you feel like you are in it watching from the sidelines. I have extreme reactions to all her stories.
It was by far the best audio book I have ever listened to. I connected my Kindle Fire to my Bluetooth speaker at home and it was great. You need to purchase this book in its audible format and you will have a grand experience is.
I love that the characters are so real that I feel like I know them
never listened 2 a audio before in my life....loved it!!
the edge of your seat fanfreakingtabulous
this was my first audio book at first I was like ughh this is way 2 slow, then I found the speed button....LOVED it it felt like the narrator was going through the same emotions as I did when I read the book myself
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
When a gifted author can transport you from majestic Castles in Medieval England to the muddy battlefields of France and intertwines and richly describes Knights, great secondary characters, gory frontline battles, humor, heartbreak and a passionate deep love story, then you have no option but to be totally transfixed and captivated until the bitter-sweet end.
As the Prince's right hand man, Brandt de Russe (Duke of Exeter) is known and feared as the Black Angel Of Death and has a reputation, which is rightly deserved, for being a clever and cold blooded killer….. that is until he's accosted at the Docks by a very angry woman. Lady Ellowyn is feisty, headstrong and fearless but she has to be as she's been put in charge of her Father's men who are currently under Brandt's command having just returned from France and he is seeking new warriors to enable him to return to the war. As the action-packed story slowly unfolds and obstacles are overcome, the H/H learn to trust and support each other and it's not long before their touching, tender romance deepens. But Ellowyn is a 'Seer' and has nightmares which progress and details get added to throughout the story which culminates in tragedy, heartache and a desperate struggle for life.
The narration was off-putting at the start but once you get immersed in the story it's no longer an issue.
Worth a credit? This is Book 1 of the De Russe Legacy series and I can't wait for book 2…. so YES creditworthy.
I love medieval romance
I enjoyed that there was a true love connection between the lead characters. They didn't have issues w/ misconceptions and petty disagreements. They truly trusted and loved each other.
The Lady Ellowyn de Nerra - She was fearless! She spoke her mind and went toe to toe with anyone who slandered her husband. She believed in him without question and her love was absolute.She was kind to others but firm when needed. She had a very head-strong personality. She was a very enjoyable character!
When Brandt and Ellowyn were in the tent together after she was injured. I loved how they dealt with the stubborn nun. Then they slowly & shyly started opening up about how they felt about one another. It was so sweet and honest. I knew then that they would have a great love bond.
True Love Always Triumphs!
This was a well written romance, I enjoyed it a lot. More from this author please. Also, the narrator Daniel Dorse wasn't too bad. It took a while for me to get used to him but once I did, I really enjoyed his deep voice.
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