The de Lohr Dynasty

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269 ratings

While Angels Slept Publisher's Summary

AD 1139 - When her husband perishes in a skirmish, the Lady Cantia du Bexley Penden is distraught. Her husband was assisting the mighty Viscount Winterton in the battle for the throne between Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, caught, like most men, in a vicious struggle for the rightful ruler of England.

Tevin du Reims is Viscount Winterton, a man with a heavy burden to bear and a dreadful secret. A lonely man whose wife left him years ago with a sickly child to raise, he is drawn to the sorrowful Lady Penden and in comforting her, falls in love with her. With her husband so recently killed, Cantia cannot resist the solace offered by the handsome viscount.

A fiery passion is borne from grief and loneliness, and soon Tevin and Cantia find themselves in the grip of a powerful romance. But forces are at work against them; Cantia's father-in-law, driven to madness by the death of his son, plots Cantia's demise, blaming her for his son's death. Complicating the issue is Tevin's cousin, the lecherous Earl of East Anglia, who sets his sights on Cantia as a conquest. In order to protect Cantia, Tevin secretly whisks her from Rochester Castle with the intention of sending her someplace safe. But his altruistic plans come to ruin when Cantia is abducted by outlaws.

And so begins the journey. Come along on the adventure of Tevin and Cantia, following them through death and life, through sorrow and hope. It is a tale of a lifetime involving two people with utterly shattered lives who must save each other and restore hope during the dark times of early Medieval England, during a turbulent time when men openly said Christ and his angels slept....

©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2015 Kathryn Le Veque
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  • Book 1

    • While Angels Slept

    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Kevin Archer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    AD 1139 - When her husband perishes in a skirmish, the Lady Cantia du Bexley Penden is distraught. Her husband was assisting the mighty Viscount Winterton in the battle for the throne between Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, caught, like most men, in a vicious struggle for the rightful ruler of England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, affirming story, great narrator.

    • By Tiffany on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Rise of the Defender

    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
    • Length: 32 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    AD 1192 - Sir Christopher de Lohr is Richard the Lion Heart's champion, a man the Muslims nicknamed "The Lion's Claw". Blond, battle scarred, and powerful, he is what all men fear. After the fall of Acre, Christopher makes a promise at the deathbed of a dying comrade to marry the man's incorrigible but wealthy daughter. Christopher returns home to marry the woman, but the only thing he is interested in is her substantial dowry. He has no use for a wife and resents being forced into the marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame on Audible for not checking the producer's wk

    • By Cam on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Steelheart

    • de Lohr Dynasty, Book 3
    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    1192 AD - David de Lohr, the younger brother of the great Christopher de Lohr (Rise of the Defender), is a man who has lived his entire life in his prestigious older brother's shadow. While his brother was nicknamed "The Lion's Claw" as the right hand of Richard the Lionheart, David was nicknamed "The Lion Cub" because of his youth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Robbin Blackmon on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Spectre of the Sword

    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    The Lady Elizabeau Treveighan is the illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany. Elizabeau was sent to foster at a very young age, her identity known only to herself and the earl who fostered her. When her half-brother Prince Arthur is murdered and rumors begin to fly that the opposition to King John intends to marry her to a Teutonic prince and supplant her and her new husband as the rulers of England, she suddenly becomes a very hot, and very dangerous, commodity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story! Hated the Narrator

    • By Liv45 on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Archangel

    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Gabriel “Gart” Forbes is the most powerful knight in the arsenal of David de Lohr, Baron Thornden, brother to the mighty Earl of Hereford. When Julian de Moyon, Baron Buckland, summons Thornden for critical support, Gart travels to Dunster Castle to meet with Buckland. Upon arrival, he is set upon by three young boys who try to rob him, all sons of Baron Buckland. Gart discovers that their mother, the Lady Emberley de Moyon, is the sister of his long-dead best friend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but..................

    • By Jay on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Unending Love

    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    1234 A.D. - For as long as she can remember, the Lady Adalind de Aston has loved Sir Maddoc du Bois. Being sent away to foster did nothing to cure her of her unending love for Maddoc, a sentiment he did not return. Years later, Adalind returns from fostering as a cultured and beautiful woman. So beautiful, in fact, that tales of her beauty are legendary and a string of hopeful suitors follow her home. Maddoc, now faced with this exquisite and refined creature, is tasked, as the captain of the army, with chasing the suitors away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and captivating!

    • By Nicole Laverdure on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Shadowmoor

    • De Lohr Dynasty, Book 6
    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Daniel de Lohr, son of David de Lohr, is a highly trained knight of the highest order from one of the finest families in England. But he is also a wanderer, a gypsy, who prefers to travel rather than be tied down to one castle, one lord, or even one woman. He loves his vagabond lifestyle, much to the distress of his parents, who wish he would settle down. But Daniel's wandering ways come to a stop when he comes across a young boy running for his life across the Yorkshire moors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Was Okay!

    • By Lady M on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • Silversword

    • de Lohr Dynasty, Book 7
    • By: Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    AD 1266 - Chadwick "Chad" de Lohr, son of Daniel de Lohr is a hero at the Battle of Evesham. Saving the hostage Henry III from Simon de Montfort, he is riding high on a wave of royal praise at the conclusion of the battle. But that favor with the king is short-lived. Henry, once again in power after the death of de Montfort, is determined to rid his country of the de Montfort-supporting rebels once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite Kathyn Le Veque’s Books

    • By whirley on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95