Audiobook Review: THE GORGON by Kathryn Le Veque ~ medieval romance at its best!!

TThe Gorongitle: The Gorgon The Great Knights of de Moray
Author: Kathryn Le Veque
Genre: Historical Romance
Story Setting: 1235 A.D., England
Pages: 364
Published by: Dragonbalade Publishing
Published Date: December 16, 2013

Narrated by: Tristan Hunt
Length: 10 hours, 44 minutes
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Published by: Kathryn Le Veque Novels

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

My Thoughts:  Brilliant! Captivating! Thrilling!  A story with characters strong yet vulnerable who take you to sublime moments, so poignant your heart is wrenched from its very place!  All of Kathyrn Le Veque’s work grips the very essence of the reader, whether in agony, sorrow or glory – her use of words and rich characters will have you take flight into medieval worlds so real you never want to leave!

This is a story where love brings great happiness, yet the journey to attain what it encompasses is painful—forces of greed work its best to succumb and overturn what good man desires to attain. Will the honor of a knight remain steadfast?

Beautifully rendered, and a must for those who love medieval history, romance and who thrive on stories which seem impossibly able to end well. Yet….in Ms. Le Veque’s world, you are left smiling and fulfilled.

Narrator  Tristan Hunt only enhances the story, never gets in the way of  events doing an excellent job fleshing out characters and emotions.  I wouldn’t hesitate to listen to other narrations from him.

best Kathryn Le VequeAbout the Author:

“Le Veque writes… winning epics….” – Publisher’s Weekly

“The epic Medieval Romance is back – thanks to Kathryn Le Veque!” – Claire Delacroix, NYT Bestselling author

“This author… genius…!” – Ind’Tale Magazine KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY’s HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD’Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also a quadruple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2015. Her bestselling novel, THE WOLFE, is also a semi finalist for the 2015 Kindle Book Reviews award for Best Romance.

In October 2014, Kathryn was the 31st MOST READ author on Amazon. She is extremely prolific with over 50 published novels and 37 #1 Hot New Releases in Medieval Historical Romance since May 2012. When new readers see how many novels she has published, the inevitable question is…

“She writes so many novels! Are they any good?” The answer is… YES!!

Welcome to Medieval England – hard-core, battle-scarred, power-driven alpha knights of the highest Norman order and the women who love them. Like High Middle Ages action and romance? Welcome to the Le Veque Medieval Machine.

Kathryn’s Medieval Historicals have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men – an unusual crossover for a romance author – and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

See Kathryn’s fanpage on Facebook Kathryn Le Veque on Facebook

Join her on Twitter @kathrynleveque

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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5 Responses to Audiobook Review: THE GORGON by Kathryn Le Veque ~ medieval romance at its best!!

  1. carolcork says:

    Eileen, I know you are a huge Kathryn Le Veque fan and I thought you might like to know that she will be one of the featured authors on my “In the Spotlight” interviews on my blog.

    After reading all your reviews, I will definitely be reading her books this year.


  2. Wonderful! I shall look forward to it. Did you know she only lives some 15 kilometers from me?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. carolcork says:

    I didn’t know that. I imagine you must have met her.


  4. Actually, not. My hubby and I don’t get out much. But I’ve certainly met her ingenious creativity!

    Liked by 1 person

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