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Magnifying this fear is the man they call The Lord of the Shadows - a terrifying figure who sits at the right hand of the King, manipulating the royal moves like a puppet master. The Lord of the Shadows has been known to tear men apart with his bare hands and can, with a snap of his fingers, alter the future of anyone he chooses. The nobility is terrified of him, and for good reason. That is - the nobility that know of his existence.
Lady Sheridan St. James has been drawn into the political arena by her father; having no sons, he bequeaths his power and knowledge to his eldest daughter, a stunningly beautiful and bright creature. Upon his death, Sheridan finds herself at the head of the mighty House of St. James, a major leader in the rebellion against the crown.
During her first visit to London, she becomes acquainted with a massive knight who has, in kindness, saved her sister's life. She has no idea Sir Sean de Lara is the man known as The Lord of the Shadows, but even when she is told of his horrible deeds, she still cannot not believe it. Sheridan and Sean draw close despite the influence of the horrendous affairs of state sweeping London.
All she knows is that he is handsome and kind. Although Sean is well aware of the lady's status, it makes no difference that she is, in perception, his enemy. To Sean, Sheridan is quickly becoming his reason for living. But out of necessity, his responsibilities to the King become stronger than his love for Sheridan and he is forced to perform his duties or risk death to them both.
Still, Sean swears to her that his days as the Shadow Lord are numbered, even as rival factions cruelly separated them. It soon becomes a test of Sean and Sheridan's love to find each other again in a world which is determined to keep them apart.
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By McIn on 07-16-14
Riveting Story - A Keeper For All Time On My Shelf
What did you love best about Lord of the Shadows?
I loved how powerful the story was. Sean de Lara, a knight like no other, who is the Shadowed protector of the king. All fear him, as they should. He meets Lady Sheridan St. James, who is heiress to the St. James house. They are technically enemies. The love that grows between these two will squeeze your heart. Around them treachery is abound and some things are not what they seem. Danger and intrigue lurk throughout this story. It is the most powerful medieval story, I have ever read. I have read hundreds. I have cried at times through this story. You will love this story.
What other book might you compare Lord of the Shadows to and why?
In my opinion, it compares to no other. I have read hundreds in this genre.
What does Brad Wills bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He is so, so, so multifaceted. He is one of best narrators in the business. You can tell he pours his heart and soul into telling this magnificent story.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, definitely. If sleep did not over take me, I would have tried.
Any additional comments?
Kathryn Le Veque is, in my opinion, the best writer of this genre. No one comes close. Everyone has their favorites, this author happens to have captivated my heart with the stories she tells.
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By Virginia on 07-29-14
Would you consider the audio edition of Lord of the Shadows to be better than the print version?
Yes, I would consider the audio by Brad Wills to be much better than just reading the book. I could not stop listening to it until it was finished. I have never heard another that could use so many different voices as Brad does. He keeps you interested every second. I believe he could read my grocery list and have a voice for every veggie on the list. WONDERFUL!!!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord of the Shadows?
Sean gave up so much of his life to help the people.
Have you listened to any of Brad Wills’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes I have listened to him before. I have NEVER heard perfection as Brad gives to a book. You can tell he takes great pride in his work . He always gives the very best in every book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Sean always tried to protect the women even when the foolish sister Alice tried to get to King John.
Any additional comments?
Brad Wills is the best I have ever heard. There will never be another that I will listen to. I will buy any Historical Romance that he does and no other.
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