Lord of War : De Russe Legacy

  • by Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by Daniel Dorse
  • Series: De Russe Legacy
  • 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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.
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- CAROLYN "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"

Emotionally powerful! I strongly recommend it!

Where does Lord of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord of War?

There are so many beautiful scenes, I find it hard to choose.

What about Daniel Dorse’s performance did you like?

I liked his voice!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I prefer to savor each chapters slowly.

Any additional comments?

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!

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- Nicole Laverdure "Mirabelle"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2013
  • Publisher: Kathryn Le Veque Novels