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The Warrior Poet

Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)
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1266 A.D: A family feud has existed between the House of de Gare and the House of St. John for over 70 years. The feud has seen Eden Castle, home to the St. John's, grow stronger while Castle Winding Cross, lair of the de Gare clan, suffers. Furthermore, the House of St. John has bred the most fearsome warrior in the north of England, a powerful knight known throughout the land as the Demon of Eden. Christian St. John is the culmination of decades of fine breeding and training, a master of the knighthood.

When Christian launches what he hopes will be the final attack against Winding Cross to end the long-running feud once and for all, the de Gares are cunning enough to avoid complete destruction. Furious, Christian's father orders his son to breach the sanctity of the convent where the de Gare heiress has been hiding. The Demon is able to violate the convent and capture his quarry, but not without a fight. The Lady Gaithlin de Gare does not go easily with the Demon. A big woman with long legs and long blonde hair, she too has long been taught to hate the House of St. John. Christian escapes to the north with his combative captive and it is a long-running battle that takes them well into Scotland where Christian will hold the woman, demanding the complete surrender of her family's home in exchange for her life.

Join Christian and Gaithlin as they succumb to searing passion, torn between loyalties and long-standing hatred. As their families turn against them and Christian must face his warring family and answer for his crime of falling in love with the enemy, help and understanding come from the most unexpected of places. From the green forests of Cumbria to the wilds of Galloway, share Christian and Gaithlin's adventures of murder, betrayal, love, understanding, and of new beginnings.

©2013 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque
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Medieval "Family Feud" Love Story ;-)

This well written Medieval love story is quite different than most because this story is weaved around a generational family feud. Christian and Gaithlin find themselves torn between their passionate love and family loyalties. Its a story filled with adventure, honor, murder, forgiveness, and love.

Each chapter of this book begins with an excerpt of Christian's journal. These tidbits of his life are filled with adoration, deep emotion, challenges, and wisdom, which adds to the believability of this story.

A must read If you enjoy Medieval love stories.



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Beautiful Love Story

I loved this book! I have read (and/or listened to) many of Kathryn Le Veque medieval novels, and I have loved every book from the many different series. The Warrior Poet is a truly beautiful love story. The addition of the beautiful quotes from the Chronicles of Christian St. John, and the story of the real Warrior Poet in the beginning of the book anchored the story with a sense of reality and truth. Warrior Poet is a very emotional and moving story. Love like that is truly eternal.

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Provocative

Wonderful story. I think one of LaVeques best. The narrator was wonderful. Sexy voice. Intense.

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Another winner from Kathryn LeVeque!

What a great story! A very sweet romance, without the pages of gratuitous violence just because there are knights involved. I fell in love with the Sir Christian, especially through the narration by Kiff VandenHeuval! For the first time, Brad Wills has a rival for top narrator! I will be looking for more books read by him. His tone and expression perfectly fit the character of Sir Christian, and he didn't make the female characters sound simpering or whiny - a big plus! I have many LeVeque novels, and this one is going in the top five.

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Beautiful story and narration

Kiff VandenHeuvel is an awesome narrator! This was one beautiful story and could only be told by Kiff!

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This has it all!

Not a moment of boredom. Great plot excitment, characters involvement, and scenes painted with words. Added bonus: quotes from the Chronicles of Christian St. John. (Now I want to read them.)

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Great story here

Listened to this book for the second time ending today and loved it just as much as the first. I'm glad I own this one.

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Love! Love! Love! this book

What did you love best about The Warrior Poet?

The Warrior Poet's natural way of seeing his place in the world. It made for a sensitive interaction of story and the art of poetry.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gaithilin de Gare is my favorite character, because she is fearless when she needs to be. She meets adversity square in the eye with dignity and grace and a little hell cat.

Which scene was your favorite?

I did not have a favorite scene, the whole story just took me away.

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

No, it was a touching book, with hints of what makes a book a classic.

Any additional comments?

A good book when you want to take a trip to another time.

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Enjoyed this book

Really enjoyed this book the narrator was very good. The story was just as good. A must listen to. But like in all my reviews I wish a female could do the female parts. Even though the narrator did a good job.

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Sir Christian captures your soul.

What made the experience of listening to The Warrior Poet the most enjoyable?

This book has become one of my top two favorite books. It is so well written. You will fall in love with Sir Christian. This book took my breath away and kept every second of my attention. I cannot express what a great story this is and the talent of Kathryn Le Veque. She has a gift and you are truly missing out, if you're not reading or listening to her stories. This book delivers you back in time on a exquisite journey of incredible love, intrigue and sensuality. Don't overlook the opportunity to discover the incredibly talented writings on Kathryn Le Veque. This is a must read.

What other book might you compare The Warrior Poet to and why?

As far as writing skill and talent, the only other book that I liked as much as this one is Outlander by Diana Galbadon.

Which character – as performed by Kiff VandenHeuvel – was your favorite?

Sir Christian. Mr. VandenHeuvel has a smooth, deep, sexy voice. I could listen to him all day!

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

I laughed and cried throughout this book. It was a wonderful journey.

Any additional comments?

Read this book!

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Fabulous Story

The Warrior Poet was a delightful read from the start. It has action, delightful characters and will be in my treasured library.