Thursday, June 23, 2016

Virtual Tour - Silversword (de Lohr Dynasty, #7) by Kathryn Le Veque

 Silversword
de Lohr Dynasty, #7
by Kathryn Le Veque
Publication date: June 17th, 2016
Genre: Medieval Romance
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Silversword (de Lohr Dynasty, #7) . . .
Where can I start on this one? . . . Yes, now I know. This was my first read by Kathryn Le Veque. I had the pleasure of getting to know a new author and her work. I have also found a set of series that I would like to know more about. I found characters that were: STRONG. LOYAL. TRUSTED. NOBEL. RECKLESS. SPIRITED. WITTY. LIVELY. 
There were a whole host of characters to get involved with and drawn to. Chad was riding his high of victory and royal praise for a job well done. That was until the threat of family by the very man he assisted in saving changes everything. No king was more than family, family ties, family bonds, family loyalties. King Henry III makes a mistake that will turn the tides in his quest to rid 'his' kingdom of traitors. Or make them come to heel. 
Lady Alessandria was the supposed key for King Henry to make his desires come true. If he could just get his hand on the lady all will be alright. I guess the king did not count on family ties, loyalties, bonds to be than duty to a king.  Silly man.  I found her to be more than your typical lady. She even had a few moments of humor. 
Historical romance, intrigue, action & adventure, with family, friends, foes, and plots of revenge, tales of passion, and test of loyalties makes for a fantastic read. I just wish that I did not feel lost or confused with aspects of this one. I usually do not step into the middle of a series this far but I did this time. Book 7 of the series usually has lots of history to go with it. This turns out to attract a new reader not repel me. I want to know more of this medieval drama with its test of family, loyalty, passion running through its veins. 
Sorry if you were looking for juicy bits and pieces of the story to be dropped. That not what I do. I give you what I thought and maybe some clue as to what the character, plots, pacing, and all that jazz a like. But no secrets. You will get a whole cast of very interesting, consuming, alluring, intriguing characters. This medieval jaunt across England makes for a very good read. If you have the time and desire to, make a weekend of getting to know the whole series or better yet a month to know all the connecting series.
**This ARC was provided via Aurora Publicity in exchange for an honest review.**
 

The de Lohr Dynasty series:
While Angels Slept (Lords of East Anglia) – The de Lohr Dynasty, prequel
Rise of the Defender – The de Lohr Dynasty, #1
Steelheart – The de Lohr Dynasty, #2
Spectre of the Sword – The de Lohr Dynasty, #3
Archangel – The de Lohr Dynasty, #4
Unending Love – The de Lohr Dynasty, #5
Shadowmoor – The de Lohr Dynasty, #6
Silversword – The de Lohr Dynasty, #7
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266 A.D. – Chadwick “Chad” de Lohr, son of Daniel de Lohr (SHADOWMOOR) is a hero at the Battle of Evesham. Saving the hostage Henry III from Simon de Montfort, he is riding high on a wave of royal praise at the conclusion of the battle. But that favor with the king is short-lived. 
Henry, once again in power after the death of de Montfort, is determined to rid his country of the de Montfort-supporting rebels once and for all. This includes a campaign of harassment against the nobles who supported de Montfort through the years, namely, the House of de Shera (THE LORDS OF THUNDER TRILOGY). The House of the de Lohr and the House of de Shera are linked by blood, and when Henry orders that a de Shera heiress be removed from Newington Priory and placed in Henry’s custody as a hostage to ensure the House of de Shera’s behavior, Chad races to Newington to remove his distant cousin from the abbey before Henry can take her hostage. 
Chad’s noble act to save Alessandria de Shera is the first step in a chain of events that sees the House of de Lohr increasingly turned against the king. He is determined to take Alessandria back to Isenhall Castle where she can be protected by her warlord cousins, the LORDS OF THUNDER. It’s a race through England as Chad and Alessandria stay one step ahead of Henry’s men in their pursuit to capture her. Aided by Davyss de Winter (LESPADA) and Bose de Moray (THE GORGON), the journey of Chad and Alessandria takes them through life, death, great hardship, fear, and finally passion beyond what they could have ever imagined. 
It’s an eventual showdown between Henry, the LORDS OF THUNDER, and the House of de Lohr once Chad and Alessandria are cornered. Will Henry finally claim Alessandria? Or will Chad ultimately defeat the man he once saved?
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Author Info
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 quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.

Kathryn's Medieval Romance novels 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.
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