- File Size: 3788 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: B08BGBDKKJ
- Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (June 23, 2020)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0898N89X2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alys had been living with her cousin Kate, who really did not treat her well. But what choice did she have? Kate, a widow, could be scandalous and she did treated Alys poorly. The only way for Alys to escape her servitude was to marry. She felt Kate was involved in something but not sure what.
I loved this story! A mystery, intrigue, deceit and a plot that needed to be averted.. Loved these two together and the Tudor period. Elizabeth Keysian's research for this timeframe paid off with this tale weaving in history, romance and everything needed for a spellbinding journey that will capture your attention to the end! I cannot wait for more in this series!
Many villains, much mistrust that when on forever. The H is popular at Court and I just could not envision what he saw in the h. This is basically a clean story with some kisses. The act, within marriage, is not described except he was naked.
As far as I am concerned, there is no romance to this story. The H though loyal and honorable, went begging or mostly groveling to the h over and over.
Violence, no cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA, no romance and kisses. (ljb)
Lord of Deception was a little more specific setting than most Dragonblade offerings. Elizabeth appeared in it, for one. She was actually a sympathetic character who liked Kit, despite the fact he had not behaved as a gentlemen should. He was also very smart and totally loyal. Alys was as well, but she was a creature from the country, not used to the ways of court and the ways of spies and those people working against the queen. It was a good mystery as well as a good romance. There was plenty of angst as well as deceit and betrayal and several plots, which almost succeeded. It was enjoyable read; one which I recommend highly.
I was invited to read an ARC of The Lord of Deception by Dragonblade, through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and interpretations contained herein are solely my own. #netgalley #lordofdeception
Sir Christopher Ludlow, Kit to most, is paying penance as a gardener at the Queen's command while acting as her spy to determine who at Seloway Manor is her enemy. He's in a touchy situation with Lady Kate Aspinwall's flirtations, visitors who seem too much at home, and the cool, prim Alys who seems more clever than her cousin. Who to trust? A chance discovery sets in motion a dangerous set of events but also confirms his instincts about who bears watching, and who he might trust.
History shows much intrigue swirled in Queen Elizabeth's court and few were sure who wanted her off the throne and Catholicism restored. With such a backdrop, this book has a lot going on besides the romance, which I really like. At times the use of archaic terms for items, and a more formal pattern of speech, might momentarily confuse some readers but for me it added to the authenticity and believability of the story. I also appreciated that , while there was certainly a good deal of sparks, the author used restraint in not getting too detailed and leaving some things to our imagination.
(I received an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review of this book.)