The Dark Lord



[Ebook] ➧ The Dark Lord By Kathryn Le Veque – E17streets4all.co.uk The year is ADAnd times are very dark England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear Rising to power during this time is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt His mission is to The year isADAnd times are very dark England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear Rising to power during this time The Dark Epub / is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt His mission is to conquer a large stretch of the Scots and Welsh border, commandeering wealth and property along the way He wants to be the most feared and powerful war.The Dark Lord

USA TODAY Bestselling Author All Star Author multi published BestsellingAuthor ranked English Medieval Romance Author onLe Veque writes winning epics Publisher s Weekly Kathryn The Dark Epub / Le Veque is a force of nature Her stories are epic, with timeless themes and heroes to die for Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times Bestselling Author The epic Medieval Romance is back thanks to Kathryn Le Veque Claire Delacroix, NYT Bestselling author This author genius Ind Tale MagazineKATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, anAll Star author, and a 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 , 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 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 On October , ,launched Kathryn s Kindle Worlds Fan Fiction site WORLD OF DE WOLFE PACK Please visit Kindle Worlds for Kathryn Le Veque s World of de Wolfe Pack and find many action packed adventures written by some of the top authors in their genre using Kathryn s characters from the de Wolfe Pack series As Kindle World s FIRST Historical Romance fan fiction world, Kathryn Le Veque s World of de Wolfe Pack will contain all of the great story telling you have come to expectKathryn loves to hear from her readers Please find Kathryn on Facebook at Kathryn Le Veque, Author, or join her on Twitter kathrynleveque, and don t forget to visit her website at kathrynleveque.

The Dark Lord Epub ß The Dark  Epub /
  • Kindle Edition
  • 304 pages
  • The Dark Lord
  • Kathryn Le Veque
  • English
  • 13 June 2019

10 thoughts on “The Dark Lord

  1. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF 9%I m trying to clean out my Kindle and one of my current projects is trying to focus on the authors who have the greatest bodies of work That way, if I like their work, I can go on a binge reading spree and if I don t like their work, I can go on a mass deleting spree and get rid of a significant number of books from my already over packed Kindle.I often see Le Veque s historicals for free in the Kindle store, so I think I have Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF 9%I m trying to clean out my Kindle and one of my current projects is trying to focus on the authors who have the greatest bodies of work That way, if I like their work, I can go on a binge reading spree and if I don t like their work, I can go on a mass deleting spree and get rid of a significant number of books from my already over packed Kindle.I often see Le Veque s historicals for free in the Kindle store, so I think I have about 12 of them at this point I ll admit to being somewhat warier about self published historical authors because of the amount of research it takes to write something solid and realistic, but authors such as Elizabeth Kingston and Courtney Milan have soothed my fears and taught me not to be such a snob in such matters.THE DARK LORD is about a man named Ajax de Velt and when we meet him, he is busy storming a castle in what I imagine is somewhere in the modern day UK Once there, we meet the heroine, who pleads weepy tears for her father s life Shortly thereafter, he forces her to strip naked in her cell and issues some bare bottom spankings for her defiance before ordering her to get dressed and start playing accountant in order to tally up all of his newly gotten assets.A disclaimer I m no historian but the sheer amount of anachronisms in this book were astounding A woman who calls herself Kelli with an i A man whose nickname is Jax Women wearing pantalettes beneath their dresses A knight named Ajax at a time when most people were illiterate The writing is also not great There s a lot of tell not show, and it feels very clunky Kind of like some of Connie Mason s books Just super cheesy, like something you d see from the early 90s with a Fabio cover and some really bad early Photoshop.I went to check the author s profile, curious to see what books she used in her research, and saw to my dismay that she had not only rated all of her own books 5 stars, she was also being incredibly ungracious with some of her Ask the Author responses on her profile That, combined with my lack of enthusiasm with the book, made me come to a grinding halt at 9%.I ll be deleting all of this author s books from my Kindle, unread Luckily, I got most of them for free, but unfortunately I think I might have paid for one or two of them Oops 1 star

  2. says:

    I m calling this one at 30% Don t think I want to continue, but I won t rate since I DNF d Also, full disclosure my impression may have been skewed by the narrator who made the hero sound exactly like The Kurgan from the original 1980 s Highlander movie I thought Clancy Brown did a great job making that villainous character creepy as hell, but he wasn t what I d call sexy YMMVDespite the unfortunate narration, at first I was excited I thought I was finally getting a historical with some I m calling this one at 30% Don t think I want to continue, but I won t rate since I DNF d Also, full disclosure my impression may have been skewed by the narrator who made the hero sound exactly like The Kurgan from the original 1980 s Highlander movie I thought Clancy Brown did a great job making that villainous character creepy as hell, but he wasn t what I d call sexy YMMVDespite the unfortunate narration, at first I was excited I thought I was finally getting a historical with some meat, not just 21st century people playing dress up The medieval era was gritty Life was hard and often short, and men could be very brutal Lots of really nasty ways of torturing people and putting them to death were perfected during this time period I get it I don t expect a Disney cartoon.I m not a expert on the period by any means, but I have read that after William the Conqueror s death there was a time when there was lots of in fighting between his heirs and large portions of Northern England near the Scotts border were controlled by warlord barons who were essentially kings in their own right While technically part of England, they mostly did their own thing and fought amongst themselves forland and power and were absolute rulers in their little corner of the world.The H, Ajax, is one of these men He s bent on conquering as much land as possible and never satisfied with his amount of power and wealth When he takes a castle, he orders the death of basically everyone The defeated soldiers are displayed on stakes and the women and children disposed of as nuisances and extra mouths to feed He has no conscience about this He s not conflicted or doing this out of some sort of vengeance or justice or anything He has no great inner demon that torments him in his dreams He doesn t even fear the church which is a big thing in those days He just likes killing and power and gets off on being feared if he feels any emotion at all He s what I d call a true sociopath Those people can t change Something is missing He isn t an interesting, conflicted anti hero He s a one dimensional killing machine, who also doesn t seem very bright.It s also emphasized ad nauseum how big he is He has fists the size of skulls, has to stoop to enter doorways, etc I like a big guy, but he ended up sounding like some sort of freak of nature rather than a big powerful, sexy warrior.The heroine, Kellington, was obviously teeny, tiny and extremely beautiful She was kind to everyone and knew how to read and do math She could run the entire business of the castle with her hands tied behind her back Most importantly, she always spoke up for what was right even if she was surrounded by the stench of impaled warriors An absolute paragon.Here s my impression from the 30% I listened to Maybe I m missing out and it got betterHero Grrrr I am Ajax, the great feared conqueror I have no mercy Heroine Looks WAY up there to meet the H s eyes But, my Lord, please grant me this one mercy and I swear I ll never ask for anything again Hero Grrrr Arghh oh, alright Grrr 2 minutes later repeat.I predict that by the end he ll be like a tame pit bull and give up all his dreams of conquest and repent all his sins Because the heroine has taught him right from wrong He simply didn t know before No one ever loved him Blah, blah.Also, apparently before the heroine came along no one ever pointed out that it was hard to run a castle and do all the work required harvesting, etc when everyone was dead Even an evil overlord needs his peasant minions, ya know.The whole thing reminded me of one of those deluded women who fall in love with imprisoned serial killers and send them love letters Except I m sure this gets a shiny happy ending and doesn t end with the serial killer killing the deluded woman and eating her for dinner Although I am ashamed to admit that by the zillionth time she d asked for onemercy I was hoping he d pull out his sword and run her through just so I could move on with my life Instead, I decided on the peaceful route and just took off the headphones

  3. says:

    Warfare is brutal but love is sublime This is my first KL book despite my fondness for medieval time frame books Can I admit I expectedbetter historical detail 3.5 rounded to 4 stars Book source Kindle Unlimited.

  4. says:

    I can t figure out why, but I actually liked this book Like many free books on Kindle, The Dark Lord is seriously in need of an editor, but this never bothers me as much as it does other people, just so long as it is still readable I think what kept me interested in the story was the hero, Jax de Velt I liked the way he changed throughout the story, and learned to beempathetic Other than that, it seemed like the author did her research of the time period well I guess the best way to d I can t figure out why, but I actually liked this book Like many free books on Kindle, The Dark Lord is seriously in need of an editor, but this never bothers me as much as it does other people, just so long as it is still readable I think what kept me interested in the story was the hero, Jax de Velt I liked the way he changed throughout the story, and learned to beempathetic Other than that, it seemed like the author did her research of the time period well I guess the best way to describe this book is to say it has a lot of potential, it just needs a littlework

  5. says:

    Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpAfter Ajax de Velt s undeniable and bloody success in the Welsh Marches, he leaves his trusted generals in command of six strategic castles and continues his relentless, destructive but so profitable conquest entering Northumberland en route for the Scottish border.The barbarians who burst in Pelinom s keep aren t knights in shining armors No, their armors are filthy and splashed with the blood of a whole garrison that has just been slaughtered They are de V Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpAfter Ajax de Velt s undeniable and bloody success in the Welsh Marches, he leaves his trusted generals in command of six strategic castles and continues his relentless, destructive but so profitable conquest entering Northumberland en route for the Scottish border.The barbarians who burst in Pelinom s keep aren t knights in shining armors No, their armors are filthy and splashed with the blood of a whole garrison that has just been slaughtered They are de Velt s ruthless mercenaries and they re here to kill and conquer.Sir Keat Coleby and his only child, Lady Kellington, are on their knees in Pelinom s great hall that doesn t belong to them any Kellington has always thought that she was living in a little paradise, until the devil crossed the threshold She was told that Hell is for the dead, she is going to discover the hard way that it can also be for the living That very day their lives changed for ever.Kellington, a lovely young woman is an intriguing mix of innocence, impetuosity and boldness Miraculously, for at least eighteen years, Pelinom has remained sheltered from any battle and siege, until that fateful day She has this idea that one can be fierce but at the same time stay fair and show mercy The way of war is a notion she cannot even begin to grasp.Ajax de Velt is a ferocious warlord that matches perfectly these dark and harsh times A ruthless code without honor has been ingrained in him by his father who came himself from a long lineage of warriors He believes that brutality and slaughter show power Men and Kings fear him He appears to be invincible on a battlefield or during a siege but what about a battle between two minds and with words Kathryn Le Veque has created two brilliant and very exciting characters that couldn t bedissimilar Their completely opposite minds collide and initially you doubt they ll ever find a common ground She does a marvelous job at describing both their confusion and inner struggle and, little by little, the relation captor prisoner that begins to shift How I loved to observe Ajax certainties crumble under Kellington s gentle but firm assault of words against his mind Kellington is very easy to love, in fact I loved her from the start She s intelligent, curious, goodhearted and would do anything for her people, even being disobedient despite her fear She s the kind of person that always seeks the best in everyone, and she s going to try the impossible by making Ajax become a better man.As to Ajax, it s a whole different story He s a callous killer without conscience However, the day he conquered Pelinon becomes his downfall somehow the inconceivable happens, Kellington makes him feel makes him smile and he finds himself not in control any.I m not going to saythere s a lot going on in this book unexpected turns, betrayal on both sides and danger at every corner It is such a strong and gripping story Ms Leveque is not afraid to describe with crudeness the violence and atrocities of war, and in my opinion she does it masterfully And in the midst of such a turmoil and devastation, she s able to make love bloom and you believe in it This is the first book of Kathryn Le Veque s that I have read and it surely won t be the last I love the very personal and effective style she uses to tell her story, I simply became addicted I highly recommend it and give it 5 big stars

  6. says:

    Between theplate armorthe hero wears, and at least two mentions of the heroine spantalets , I m afraid I m going to yield at 6% and move on If I ever want to go back to anachronistic medievals, I ll just pick up Garwood for a reread Life s too short.

  7. says:

    4.5 5.0 If one enjoys a rich love story that doesn t shrink from the nasty realities that inhabit the medieval era, this one is superb There is just enough fairytale to soften the harshness and allow the reader to believe Those sticklers for editing might take exception but for those of us that can overlook a few misspellings, this one is sigh worthy for sure

  8. says:

    I really liked this book, it was very well written , great medieval romance.I highly recommend it and give it 5 big stars..

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have been loving Kathryn Le Veque books and been doing somewhat of a marathon read because her books are so good This book did hit snag for me in the really love department I thought the hero, Ajax de Velt The Dark Lord was a little to dark His crimes were on women and children and disrespecting dead bodies left from their wars I found it somewhat hard to get over but I did continue to read the book His character did grow and a few funny parts but I did feel that Kellington Coleby fo I have been loving Kathryn Le Veque books and been doing somewhat of a marathon read because her books are so good This book did hit snag for me in the really love department I thought the hero, Ajax de Velt The Dark Lord was a little to dark His crimes were on women and children and disrespecting dead bodies left from their wars I found it somewhat hard to get over but I did continue to read the book His character did grow and a few funny parts but I did feel that Kellington Coleby for gave a little to quickly I was glad to have read the book but just a few things that made me not love the book as I have her other ones SPOLIER I also thought that his first marriage was kind of a after thought and I didn t like it that he never really divorce her after finding her or declaring her dead somehow so that his marriage to Kellington would be legal It appears that he went on with the marriage and never told her at alllet it be her choice to be Married by heart as he told his first wife and not married by heart and law

  10. says:

    It was a well written adventure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *