A Knight's Vengeance (Knight's Series Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.

Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a ...
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A Knight's Vengeance (Knight's Series Book 1)

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Overview

Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.

Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father.

The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present. Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth - and the lies — be revealed about a knight's vengeance.
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Editorial Reviews

Publisher's Weekly
Kean (Dance of Desire) delivers rich local color and sparkling romantic tension in this fast-paced medieval revenge plot. Geoffrey de Lanceau was eight years old when he was orphaned, his father was branded a traitor and cut down by Lord Arthur Brackendale. Eighteen years later, Geoffrey puts his plan for retribution into action. As the novel hurtles toward its nail-biting climax, the passion between Geoffrey and Elizabeth becomes love, the true villains are revealed and the innocent exonerated.
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Kean (Dance of Desire) delivers rich local color and sparkling romantic tension in this fast-paced medieval revenge plot. Geoffrey de Lanceau was eight years old when he was orphaned, his father was branded a traitor and cut down by Lord Arthur Brackendale. Eighteen years later, Geoffrey puts his plan for retribution into action. As the novel hurtles toward its nail-biting climax, the passion between Geoffrey and Elizabeth becomes love, the true villains are revealed and the innocent exonerated.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015015225
  • Publisher: Catherine Kean
  • Publication date: 7/22/2012
  • Series: Knight's series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 177,468
  • File size: 553 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. Her debut medieval romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint. Dance of Desire won two Reviewer's Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur's 2006 Reader-Writers' Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.

Her other books have also garnered accolades. My Lady's Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and was a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Knight's Reward was a 2008 National Readers' Choice Awards finalist.

Catherine also writes contemporary romances under the pseudonym Cate Lord. Busy working on her next novel, she lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and a spoiled cat.
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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    AT TIMES - 5 STARS - OTHER TIMES - 3 STARS BECAUSE OF SLOW PACE,

    AT TIMES - 5 STARS - OTHER TIMES - 3 STARS BECAUSE OF SLOW PACE, LITTLE ACTION UNTIL LAST 1/3 OF BOOK. I would still recommend this book, especially if you bought it in the bundle package. I cared for Elizabeth right off, but Geoffrey took me awhile to like him, even though I understood where his pain and actions were coming from. I loved the ending, and that the author included an Epilogue 7 months in the future. I won't go into the plot as others have explained it. There are a couple of love scenes, not of the erotica type, and not lasting chapter after chapter. (ljb)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    SEXY KNIGHT STORY

    Elizabeth and Geoffrey's story is one of revenge and love. It is well written and a hard one to put down. I can't wait to read book 2 about Dominic. 250+ pages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Excellent

    Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Great read

    I loved this book. Good balance of danger, love scenes,conflict and happy ending. I highly recomend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    240 pgs on Nook. A story where vengence diminishes due to love.

    I enjoyed this book. A Lord's daughter is kidnapped as an act of vengence against her father for killing this knight's father years ago. He begins treating her with no respect forcing her to do daily chores. As the story unwinds, he finds he's falling love with her. Can she soften his heart enough to thwart his plan to murder her father?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    predictable story

    Medieval romance 101 - no surprises, no original thought to the storyline or main characters. I will not read this author again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Very Good

    Loved it! Fanatasic story and characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    Enthralling Medieval Romance

    Catherine Kean has created a beautiful, well-written medieval romance that will entrance you from beginning to end. The handsome, emotionally tortured Knight Geoffrey de Lanceau lives to clear his father's name as traitor to the king. He finds a way to take his vengenance on Lord Brackendale, whom he believes is responsible for his family's downfall - his beautiful daughter, Elizabeth. Geoffrey captures her for ransom. He soon finds that Elizabeth is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. It is not only her silkly black hair, blue eyes, and sensual figure that puts him in a spell, but her kindness that captures him, and he finds himself thinking of her, more than his quest to clear his father's name. A sensual dance between them begins which entrances the reader. Their love grows and becomes the strength and answer to finding the truth. I found the book hard to put down. Ms. Kean's writing style is flawless. The characters are so believable and the story so descriptive, that you feel you are there. As you become enthralled with the sensual relationship and love building between Geoffrey and Elizabeth you ask - Who is the real evil? Who is the betrayer? And this is another enjoyable surprise about this story, as it will surprise you at the end. The reader doesn't have it all figured out before you finish the book. This is a book Medieval Romance fans need to put on their next read list. I look forward to many more wonderful stories by Catherine Kean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2006

    One for the KEEPER shelf!

    King Henry ordered Lord Arthur Brackendale to besiege the keep at Wode and kill Lord Edouard. Arthur obeyed his king. Therefore at the tender age of ten, young Geoffrey de Lanceau held his father, Edouard, as he died, tainted with the title of 'traitor'. Geoffrey never believed his father betrayed their king. Geoffrey vowed that one day he would have his vengeance upon Lord Brackendale and reclaim Wode. Eighteen years passed. ...................... Due to his valor in the King's Crusades, Geoffrey de Lanceau has been granted the new position as lord of Branton Keep. With his faithful friend, Dominic de Terre, Geoffrey has decided to begin his quest to fulfill his vow. To do so, he kidnaps Lord Brackendale's lovely daughter, Lady Elizabeth, and Mildred, a gray-haired lady-in-waiting. Geoffrey will let Arthur suffer fear for his daughter before sending the ransom demand. To save Elizabeth, Arthur must give up Wode or fight. But Geoffrey never expects to fall in love with his feisty and brave captive. ................... Lady Elizabeth has always dreamed of marrying for love, but she is promised to an old baron which rumors claim his cruel bed games is what killed his previous three wives. Then she is abducted by a scarred, tormented rogue who attracts her even though she despises him. Elizabeth wants nothing more than to escape with Mildred and return to her father. But Elizabeth and Geoffrey must join forces to find out the truth of what happened in the past, before it tears apart the present. .................. ***** Fabulous! Author Catherine Kean gives readers everything they could possibly want in this tale of heroism and betrayal. There is a handsome and tormented hero, a brave and loyal heroine, a jealous and vindictive courtesan, as well as a romance that overcomes all obstacles. This will be one of the best historical romances of the year! *****

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A well written medieval romance

    By 1192, Geoffrey de Lanceau has become a dedicated diligent knight, working extremely hard to overcome the legacy passed down by his late father, Edourd, the former lord of Wode. Eighteen years ago the liege accused Edourd of treason his keep Wode seized by order of the monarch, and Edourd executed by Lord Arthur Brackendale, and his land stripped from his family and given to Brackendale. Geoffrey believes his father was framed by the man currently occupying Wode. One day the lad vows to prove his father died loyally to his monarch and avenge his death.--------------- Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreams of an eternal love match, but her dad has plans to marry her off to a man older than him. She begs her sire not to sell her to a dirty old man, but he ignores his daughter¿s plea. However, Geoffrey begins his quest for vengeance by kidnapping Elizabeth of Wode. His plan is to use her as an expendable pawn to get at her father. However, instead Geoffrey finds he is attracted to his prisoner she reciprocates as she feels deep emotions for the anguished knight as her love begins to heal his battered heart. However, there remains her father, who will never acquiesce to a relationship between his valuable property and the son of his late enemy. -------------------------- A KNIGHT¿S VENGEANCE is a well written medieval romance starring an obsessed hero living for vengeance until he captures the daughter of the man he loathes and blames for what happened to his father and his family. The key to the tale is that Arthur is not an odious stereotypic totally evil villain, but instead a complex full blooded character. With a delightful seemingly star-crossed lead duet and a solid support cast, this novel is a keen historical tale.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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