The opening chapter of this book is just hilarious as medieval housewives fight in the street to get hold of some dirty poems. When Kathryn le Veque decides to write humour, she is very good at it. There is nothing funnier than her deadpan tone as she recounts some truly crazy scenes.
The author of the rude words is the book’s heroine Cadelyn, a women who fights her fate. The man dragging her along to an arranged political marriage is Kress, a tough guy knight who does dirty work for the nation’s kingmakers. I normally dislike political thrillers but I ate up every plot turn in this truly entertaining novel.
If you are looking for a unique kind of hero, look elsewhere. Kress is a standard le Veque leading man with big muscles a square jaw and a sense of duty. But his clashes with spirited Cadelyn are full of growing emotional intensity. This is good reading if you want some history, a splash of romance and a few belly laughs.
What an excellent read, another 'couldn't put it down book' from Kathryn Le Veque. Fits beautifully in timeframe with otbher books and characters for fans that had read every book. Provides a glimpse of the father of the famous Lords of Thunder, Antonius de Shera.
I am a big fan of Kathryns books and loved this novel. Great storyline and loved the characters. Loved the familiarity of the family names or Chris De Lohr small role in this novel. It’s always great to see true love make it in the end for Kress and Cadie. Also Cadies faithful woman warrior Susannah find love with one of the executioner knights.