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The Lion of Kent
     

The Lion of Kent

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by Aleksandr Voinov
 

Squire William Raven has only one goal—to finally receive his spurs and become a knight. When his lord, Sir Robert de Cantilou, returns from a five-year crusade in the Holy Land, William wants nothing more than to impress him.

After Sir Robert's return, noble guests arrive from France, bringing intrigue to the castle. William is oblivious to the politics

Overview

Squire William Raven has only one goal—to finally receive his spurs and become a knight. When his lord, Sir Robert de Cantilou, returns from a five-year crusade in the Holy Land, William wants nothing more than to impress him.

After Sir Robert's return, noble guests arrive from France, bringing intrigue to the castle. William is oblivious to the politics, as he's distracted by nightly visits from a faceless lover—a man who pleasures him in the dark and then leaves—a man he soon discovers is none other than his master, Sir Robert.

But William can't ignore the scheming around him when he overhears a plot to murder Robert. He becomes intent on saving his lord and lover from those who would see him killed...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426890512
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
281,519
File size:
493 KB

Meet the Author

Aleksandr Voinov is an emigrant German author living near London. Originally, he studied medieval history with a focus on military history, but he then moved to London, where he works as a financial journalist, dealing daily with the feudal lords of the modern age. His professor would be proud—or horrified—if he knew.

His genres range from horror, science fiction, cyberpunk and fantasy to contemporary, thriller and historical erotic gay novels. In his spare time, he goes weight lifting, explores historical sites or meets other writers. He single-handedly sustains three London bookstores with his ever-changing research projects and interests. His current interests include bonsai, tailored suits, chess competitions, World War II, Afghan history, Roman emperors and Russian oligarchs. He loves traveling, action movies, spy novels and ponders taking up boxing.

Visit Aleksandr's website at aleksandrvoinov.com and his blog at aleksandrvoinov.blogspot.com.

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The Lion of Kent 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
When I picked up this book, I was expecting a breeches ripper. Since I've never read either of these authors before, I was shocked by what I did read, a brilliant and cleverly written tale. Set in 1176, this was a period piece, true to the times. Squire William Raven has his eyes on the prize--getting his spurs and becoming the knight he has always wanted to be. Like I said, I think I was expecting a hot and heavy romance, but what we see is a journey, from a young man, a squire intent on becoming a knight to a man, now worthy of his lord's love. William is a complex character, one brilliantly designed by Mr. Voinov and Ms. Cotoner. Oftentimes when a piece co-written, I can see the seams where two authors have sewn together a book but it was as if one writer wrote this novella. I couldn't put the book down, thoroughly entranced by the gritty detail and emotions flowing from William. I felt this story was like an award winning film where the actors didn't bathe for days to get the true feeling of medieval England. I just thank God I didn't have to smell it. The editing was superb and the pacing brilliant but I did feel that, while William was fully fleshed out, Sir Robert was a mystery to me, even though William had been training with him for ages. Truly though, I didn't care, I couldn't put down the book. Mr. Voinov and Ms. Cotoner have a gorgeous novella here, and I'm hoping a sequel is written to it. This book is well worth the money and I will be the first to snatch up anything else written by these authors. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
AmaraDevonte More than 1 year ago
I have to say, I love a good historical romance. Give me a good read about knights and crusaders, and I am one happy girl. Aleksandr Voinov and Kate Cotoner did a great job with this one. This baby had it all; Action, intrigue, great characters, seduction, hot sex, as well as an amazing historical accuracy and detail that transported me back to time and place. I absolutely loved the characters in this one. I first read about Willam Raven in Aleksandr's short story Deliverance, part of the Forbidden Love anthology, and just fell in love with him. Lion of Kent takes place before that and gave me a wonderful glimpse into a much younger William's life. Young, impulsive, loyal, strong and determined. He had it all. Watching him want so badly to gain his spurs and become a knight, and to please his lord, yet fumble around every time he was watching him was completely endearing to me. Sir Robert de Cantilou, I loved as well. Strong, just, noble, dignified, everything I would expect as William's lord and mentor, and exactly what I wanted him to be. I loved watching the relationship between these two develop. I found the romance and the sex to be well written, true to the characters as well as their status as lord and squire. Some of the sex scenes were incredibly hot, others less so, but never was I disappointed. I've actually not got one bad thing to say about this one. Not being a fan of novellas that's saying a lot. When I finished it, I was actually glowing. Aleksandr and Kate made a great team, I hope to see more from the two of them, and I definitely want to see more of William. This one. highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was better than expected. I've read it several times already, and it gets better every time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So hows ur sister. Havent eard from er for awile
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JacksonJG More than 1 year ago
A wonderful historical romance
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great historical romance. i got pulled into this one right away. strong compelling characters. great plot twists. i could not put this down. this author never fails to deliver!!!
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