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The Gorgon | [Kathryn Le Veque]

The Gorgon

Bose was the Captain of the Guard for King Henry III until Bose's wife's untimely death in childbirth. Blaming himself and wanting to be free of the memories, he resigns his post and joins the tournament circuit to compete for money and fame.
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Publisher's Summary

An epic Medieval romance written in the same old-world vein as 'Ivanhoe', this is a tremendously powerful story of Sir Bose de Moray and the Lady Summer du Bonne.

Bose was the Captain of the Guard for King Henry III until Bose's wife's untimely death in childbirth. Blaming himself and wanting to be free of the memories, he resigns his post and joins the tournament circuit to compete for money and fame.

But dark rumors follow Bose; his mother-in-law is a vicious woman who blames Bose for her daughter's death. She starts nasty rumors that Bose murdered his wife, and everyone on the tournament circuit is fearful of this dark, frightening knight.

Enter the Lady Summer du Bonne. A beautiful woman with a stammering problem, she has been kept hidden away from the world by her embarrassed father and protective brothers. Summer meets Bose at a tournament hosted by her brothers and for Bose, it is love at first sight. But the terrible rumors plague his attempts to get to know the lady, who is attracted to him as well. Summer's drunken father eventually pledges his daughter to Bose, but Bose's mother-in-law interferes and Summer's father decides to pledge Summer to an unscrupulous knight who has shown interest in her, and who would like nothing better than to see de Moray come to ruin.

With so many forces working against them, Bose and Summer elope but they are captured and Bose is brought up on charges of thievery. A massive trial ensues and with a death sentence hanging over his head, only a miracle can save Bose and restore his honor.

©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque

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    Ann Gracemere, Australia 05-03-14
    Ann Gracemere, Australia 05-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant!"
    If you could sum up The Gorgon in three words, what would they be?

    An absolute must listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    So very different. Unexpected twists, couldn't stop listening.


    What does Tristan Hunt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As a recent fan of Kathryn le Veque, I was getting used to male voices with some difficulty as I am normally someone who prefers a female reader.Then along comes Tristan Hunt! An amazing narrator who does justice to the Author.A silly comment maybe......but this is the first time I have heard a narrator 'read' a stutter and make it so 'natural'.Excellent...........I would love to hear Tristan read more of Kathryn's Books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think there was a moving moment in evert chapter........can't really choose.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyable

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Laverdure Québec, Canada 05-08-14
    Nicole Laverdure Québec, Canada 05-08-14

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    "Breathtaking!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook without hesitation! I am a huge fan of Ms. Le Veque's books and I haven't had the chance yet to read it, so listening to it, was perfect for me!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bose is my favorite hero because, he is the perfect knight, passionate and courageous!


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Hunt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This narrator has the perfect voice for Ms. Le Veque's medieval story, a beautiful voice with intonations, fun to listen to, he gets you pulled into the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Still listening to it, and will edit my review, once, it's all finished! Let's say, I'm always pleased to listen to her audiobooks!


    Any additional comments?

    Kathryn's books never disappoint me, I'm always surprised to discover new characters in captivating stories that keep me interested until the end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer midwest 05-11-14
    Kindle Customer midwest 05-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Such a perfect, sweet love story!"
    Would you listen to The Gorgon again? Why?

    I love the story of the kind knight, Sir Bose de Moray, and his love Lady Summer du Bonne. Bose has had such a difficult past and that all changes when he sees Summer for the first time at a tournament. The story is lovely, the characters are rich, and the plot is filled with intrigue and passion. I loved the voice of Tristan Hunt, he did each character wonderfully with his subtle accent. He also did the voice of Summer well, which surprised me as she has a speech impediment which he handled so nicely that it was not distracting to the audience, but a small part of the story.


    What other book might you compare The Gorgon to and why?

    In a way the story reminds me of "Lord of the Shadows" in that the female character is warned off of her knight as she is told by others of the knight's "bad reputation", but instead she disregards rumors and decides for herself. Despite the interference of others, Summer knows that Bose is a good man, just as Sheridan St. James did with her knight, Sir Sean de Lara. In both stories, although they are vastly different, it is the theme of a young woman making her own decision about the direction she wants to take with her life in an age where that was not all that common or expected.


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Hunt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not, but I will be looking for more- he was terrific!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt the disgust and anger that Summer and her siblings felt with her father and his actions!


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved this story and enjoyed the narrator immensely. I plan to listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Shelkin VA 05-09-14
    Sarah Shelkin VA 05-09-14

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    "swoon"

    where do I start with this? this book has it all, the knights we love, the ladies we want to be and the crazy family members who we cant wait to get rid of.
    the book starts off with Summer's father hosting a tournament for her older brother that just became a knight. this is the first one she has ever been too, and is beyond excited. only problem is that she has a stutter, and her family is wasy over protective of her. this is where she meets our Hero, Bose. he trys to ask for her favor, and she is smitten at once. but her sister in law shoos him away. the rest of the story is set on the same lines. them fighting to be together, someone always trying to keep them apart.

    i would recomend this for anyone looking for an instant love that is sweet and stands the test of time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roslynn United States 09-08-14
    Roslynn United States 09-08-14
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    "Amazing voice that I can't wait to hear more of"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would! The story is wonderful despite it's title and the play on the greek female monster Summer du Bonne the heroine first spies Bose de Moray the hero at her brother's tournament and it is love at first sight; but their love is filled with uncertainty Summer maybe beautiful but also hides a defect and Bose hides secrets that could threaten their love for sure. There is humor, a strong family bond, a beautiful imperfect maiden, a playful ferret, a horrible mother-in-law, villains, a great story, fascinating minor characters and a menacing mysterious handsome hero which you can't help but love all rolled into this beautiful romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gorgon?

    For me yes there are several but the one that really sticks out in my mind the most and is one of my most favorite parts is when King Henry comes to save the day bringing his army, old friends of Bose, Summer's brothers and even the villian's brother all come to Bose defense for his trial to speak up for him and all in the name of love!


    What does Tristan Hunt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved Mr. Tristan Hunt's voice even though this is the first audio book of his that I have listened to that he has narrated. He does a wonderful job portraying other characters giving them their own distinct voice. He makes the hero sound dark, menacing with a touch of dry wit to it but there is also an entrancing quality to it as well. I have also never listened to someone pull off a stutter so believably and effectively for the heroine that I am amazed he can do it so well! I would definitely get more audiobooks if he decides to do more narrations. He really does bring the book to life!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really enjoyed all the emotions this book brought about while reading it. It seemed I spent a lot of time smiling and laughing not at the character's expense but at certain situations. I myself had a speech impediment when I was younger so I can totally associate with Summer even Margot had some traits of my own mom. I don't think I really cried over anyone I do think one part that made me mad that I think I cried in outrage was when Margot attempted to stab and kill Bose at this point she seemed harmless but now I actually got to see her for what she truly was a vile horrible person who was bent on revenge and hatred.


    Any additional comments?

    I really do hope that Mr. Tristan Hunt does more narrations for other audiobooks and I would definitely get more audiobooks too because I really did enjoy listening to his deep throaty beautiful mesmerizing voice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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