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Summary

Devastated by the death of her father, Norman noblewoman Chrestien de Lontaine vows to see her twin sister wed and then take refuge in a nunnery...but the Silver Wolf has come knocking on their door and treachery is at hand.

King Henry's blue-eyed champion has been sent to quell a nation's rebellion. He plans to seal their peace by wedding Gilbert de Lontaine's beautiful daughter, but though the girl with smoky eyes holds his heart in peril, the real danger lurks in unexpected quarters.

©1992 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2014 Tanya Anne Crosby

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loved it

Another brilliant story. This was one of her best ones, but the series Guardians of the stone still remains my favourite. Someone in a review questioned about consent, but i do not know which part she spoke about. There's nothing in the story that anyone was taken by force accept a kidnapping but there's no rape or anything like that. I can't understand why.
The narrator was very good, I like Marian Hussey.

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  • Yvette
  • 09-04-14

LIKABLE H/h, but tragic parts a serious downer

I always enjoy a great romance and especially a medieval one that is set among castles and lush landscapes, with strong warriors and beautiful damsels. Crosby gives us very likable characters in the legend referred to as the Silver Wolf, Weston FitzStephens and Chrestien de Lontaine, a Norman noblewoman. Weston is a fierce warrior who champions King Henry's causes. Weston is feared by his enemies, considered a hero by his people and sought after by the ladies. Yet, our fierce warrior is very suspicious of women and doesn't really hold them in high-esteem, until he meets and falls in love with Chrestien. Chrestien is a very smart, young woman who is loyal to her loved ones, so much that she puts their needs and safety before her own. Chrestien is bold and has a temper, for this reason her father feared that she would be abused by an impatient husband, and therefore guided Chrestien toward the idea of becoming a nun.

Unfortunately due to geo-political differences, Chrestien's father placed himself on the opposite side of King Henry, which made him an enemy of the Crown. On the battlefield Weston's men defeated Chrestien's father, leaving all that he owned as property of the Crown. Weston is sent to take over Lontaine and secure it for the King. This is where he runs into the beautiful and cunning, Chrestien. The first encounters, discovery of one another, and the chemistry that binds the connection between the H/h is interesting, palpable and just great. I loved seeing them fall in love with one another. With two very strong characters they had a lot to work through, but overall their relationship was passionate and became deeply rooted.

There are very interesting supporting characters who any reader would gravitate to, and perhaps love. Unfortunately, there is a tragedy that occurs in this story that will be hard for readers to get over it. I had read various reviews and therefore learned about this spoiler, but even knowing that this tragedy was coming it didn't really prepare me for the impact. It was really sad and it's kind of hard to get over. It left me wondering why the author went in that direction.

For the most part, the romance is very good. I also enjoyed the relationships in the story. Yet, the sweet aspects are contrasted by the overshadowing of betrayal, and treachery by an emotionally misguided villain. Thankfully there is an HEA that is endearing and sweet between the H/h.

Narrator: Marian Hussey was excellent. I enjoyed her performance for all of the characters.

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  • Victoria
  • 02-03-15

Wonderful Story

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Having read this book by 1 of my favorite authors, I was very anxious to listen to the audio version...awesome...Marian Hussey does a fabulous job! This is a great story of courage, adventure & a true love story...you just can't miss with this story!

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  • EnvyNone
  • 20-03-19

I didn't like the twist

Overall this was a good book. I enjoyed the H/H. There was a twist near the end of the book that saddened me to the point that at first I didn't believe it. I kept listening, thinking it would be worked out to a good con clusion but it didn't. I will not spoil the story but just know not everyone will have a happily ever after and thats a shame because the more I listened, the more I really felt this character deserved one. At any rate, it's definitely worth lisetening to.

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  • karen quigley
  • 28-08-21

twist and turns

loved this book it made me giggle and cry. It keeps you holding on. A little dragged out in the first few chapter but was worth the read.

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  • Ann Hawkins
  • 14-04-15

Far below this author's standard.

A hastily cobbled together fairy-tale with a rushed and unsatisfying conclusion. I wondered if perhaps this fable had been exhumed from a publisher's "slush-pile" to meet a quota. The narrator was obviously unfamiliar with feudal system terminology, which led to additional jarring moments.

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  • Ignazia M. Grant
  • 19-09-22

In times of betrayal, murder, greed and hatred, love can grow.

As I have come to expect with Tanya Anne Crosby’s books, this held surprises I didn’t see coming. Strong characters, thrown together in situations that tried patience, begged understanding of harsh actions of the time period, and questions if love can grow where distrust and hatred first tread.
Their father was dead. Killed on the field of battle for a lost endeavor or was he betrayed? Henry, King of England was bound to win if for nothing more then by the shear numbers that sided with him. The Silver Wolf was the greatest of his champions and had never been bested. Nor would this battle be any different.
After learning of their father’s death, his daughters, Adelaide and Chrestien, traveled to neighboring Montagneaux castle to marry Adelaide to Lord Aleth, while Chrestien would than join the nunnery, La Trinity. In truth the ladies were almost identical twins, with very different temperaments. Chrestien, always her father’s favorite, had a temperament that did not bode will for a peaceful marriage, and he had wished her safe. After seeing her sister wed, Chrestien was headed for La Trinity when she and her sad troop of villagers were set upon. Weston, The Silver Wolf, on his way to Lontaine castle stepped in to save them, but was seen by the tattered group as yet another enemy and they fought back. Dressed as a young man, Chrestien, was taken prisoner. It wouldn’t be long before Weston realized his mistake and would offer to take her to the nunnery himself with The King’s permission, but Henry had other ideas.
I felt the story’s bite of the harsh times, tasted it’s sadness and hoped for a bit of love to sweeten the tale.
Even so, I enjoyed it very much. There was a small part towards the end for me that was a bit hard for me to logically go along with, hence the four stars. But this won’t stop me from enjoying the story again.
Note: One review mentioned they thought that Chrestien had been raped. However, this was not the case, pg 132, as you will see as you get into the book.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 09-08-20

Consent?

If you like stories that ignore consent and then blame the victim for being "enticing" this book is for you. The "hero" of this story is truly a modern day villain for blatantly ignoring "no" (or "nay" in this story) because he appearently can't help but to assault a woman for being pretty. They never address that its wrong to touch a woman while she pleads for you to stop but does let you know its the woman's fault for being attractive. This books is dangerous and disgusting. I'll never again touch a book by this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-19

Beautiful romance

I loved this book heartache, tenderness and love. True the love between H&H came too fast and the author could have given them more time to develop there relationship and feelings but I still liked the book nevertheless.

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  • Kathryn Green
  • 24-11-19

Angel of Fire

I love this story, but the audiobook is my current favorite! Tanya Anne Crosby is a very gifted writer who never disappoints! Her characters have depth and heart. Her collaboration with Marian Hussey brings us a very touching story that makes you laugh, cry, and hope. 5 Stars for both Author and Narrator 😀. You won't want to miss this one. It's a touching experience. 💗

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-09-19

didnt love it

the story line got slow at times and I didnt really like the narrator, but I did like it