Sir Kieran Hage had a mission to fulfill. As the head of a peace delegation intending to end the Siege of Acre in 1192 A.D., he carries the crown of thorns said to be worn by Jesus Christ as an offering of truce from the Muslim warlords. It is a holy relic of the most important magnitude. Unwilling to accept peace, however, Kieran's men turn against him and make an attempt on his life. Wounded, Kieran seeks out a man who he believes is a physic. He is greatly mistaken. Not a physic but an alchemist, the mysterious man does the only thing he knows to do for the dying knight - he puts him in to an eternal sleep so he will not bleed to death, suspending his bodily functions, only to be awakened by the power of truly deep emotion. Eight hundred years later, Dr. Rory Osgrove excavates the English knight from his dusty tomb and an accidental kiss brings him back to life. Together, they shared an adventure in Modern Times before a twist of fate sends them back to his time.
Back in his element, Kieran is determined to finish his mission of peace. He must return the crown of thorns to England. But the same assassins who tried to kill him the first time are after him again, patterns of life repeating themselves, and Kieran, now with Rory, finds himself back on the run. Over dry land and heavy seas, he and Rory flee the assassins, struggling to make their way back to England. But as they travel, the real Medieval world opens up. To Kieran, it is the world he knows but to Rory, it is much different. The modern girl finds herself in a land of no cell phones, bathrooms, antibiotics, or airplanes. She must learn to live in this strange, new world, a place she thought she knew a great deal about until she actually found herself in the midst of it. Dangers lurk everywhere as she struggles to adjust, but even as she tries to acclimate to an environment that is much more different than she ever imagined, bigger fears come to light.
©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque
Cannot believe this fantastic wonderful story I have both laughed and cried while listening. Well worth the time and money for this Kathryn le veque series. I just wish there was more as I hate to see it end. Well done
"Exciting conclusion to "The Crusader" series"
This story is an exciting love story that crosses the boundaries of time. Kathryn Le Veque's style of writing weaves a tale of love, faith, adventure, and family with hints of deja vu throughout the story.
Brian J Gill does a nice job narrating. There are, however, some narration editing mistakes in this book one of which is actually quite funny!
I recommend this series if you love a good medieval adventure with time travel. ;-)
"An EPIC adventure & love story."
Kathryn Le Veque: Kingdom Come
Kingdom Come is part two of The Crusader by Author Kathryn Le Veque. This Author has such an incredible talent, you feel as if you are watching a movie as you read her words. As Sir Kieran Hage and Dr. Rory Osgrove's story continues, they are faced with even greater challenges. Sir Kieran now has the holy relic in his possession and is determined to complete the mission he feels God has bestowed upon him. New threats are added to Sir Kieran's life and old enemies resurface. Rory discovers obstacles she never could have imagined facing. As she tries to let go of her independent nature and give Kieran her complete trust, the love between them grows deeper. This is so much more than a love story. It is an adventure through time as the Author takes the reader on thrilling ride. The Crusader and Kingdom Come are two of the best books I have ever read. It is an epic love story that should become a movie. I did not want Kingdom Come to end, it's that good. This is an absolute must read by Author Kathryn Le Veque. An amazing, thrilling, intriguing, passionate story. Loved it.
"One of the best"
This is the second book of the crusader. A wonderful time travel series with biblical content.
Narrator did a great job. If you don't listen to this series you are really missing out. Well worth money or credit. A real must listen to.
"Great story brought to life!"
Yes because I love this story by Kathryn Le Veque. Its a great twist on the Sleeping Beauty theme.
When Rory starts singing Queen's "We Will Rock You" in the tavern to distract the knights from starting a fight. Loved it when the narrator's voice kind of cracks!
He did a fantastic job with all the various characters' voices! They were very distinct, and I thought he did a great job expressing the female character/heroine Rory especially since he's a man reading a woman's part.
Sleeping Beau - his princess has arrived.
I highly recommend reading or listening to the audio of the book "The Crusader" also by Kathryn Le Veque. It is the first novel while "Kingdom Come" is the sequel.
"Most beautiful medieval-time travel lovestory ever"
After listening to Book 1 with Audible upgrade, I patiently waited for this book to become available with an Audible upgrade as well. It was the best way to go through this book again.
Just like the first book, I initially read it from a boxed set 'Timeless Romance' if I'm not mistaken. But when Audible upgrades started appearing in KLV's individual books, I needed to hear how the narrator would shift from modern time and back to medieval.
And Brian J. Gill did a brilliant job with his flawless ability to alternate accents from British, American, and even Middle Eastern accents for Yousef and Kaleef. I loved the deep, rich voice he gave for Keiran and how he would boom loud and commanding orders versus the educated, American bossy voice for Bud. I giggled, swooned, and cried as I listened to this medieval-time travel tale; and laughed when Brian came upon musical lyrics. Again.
Audible upgrade made this romance story so vibrant and alive, I would go back to Book 1 all over again and enjoy this brilliant duology, which criss-crossed across time.
One of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. I could not put it down. The narrator was so expressive that I could really feel the characters speaking.
Absolutely. I'm in love with Brian J. Gill's voice for Kieran!
It has to be Kieran. Honorable, masculine, and my new fantasy! LOL
His voice brought Kieran to life for me!
When Rory was talking to Sir Kieran in the morgue. Oh, wait that is part one! So it would be when Rory hears about the life of her son, Tevin and what a great knight he had become.
My new favorite but it has to be combined with "The Crusader". You can't have one without the other.
"if only ......"
Wonderful book two, enjoyed both books immensely. Loved the way the author showed more of a sense of reality rather than straight bright and shiny romance. "Libby" was truly shocked when she found that all her book learning wasn't exactly true to the era. Have gotten totally hooked on Le Veque books, can't read them fast enough.
"Sleeping Beauty Arises"
This is a wonderful conclusion of the Crusader Series. We met all the interesting characters in the first book The Crusader such as King Richard, A medieval knight from the crusades Kieran Hage, Rory & Bud the archeologists, Simon, the incredible Alchemist, although I liked it a lot Kingdom Come was better it was a great romance with all of those characters plus Kieran's brothers, wives, prince John, Uself the Moslem,etc. It had romance, chilling suspense, murder and a love that defies time. I will definitely listen to and read again. The Narrator Brian Gill was excellent, he had Kieran's voice spot on. Wow. A pleasure to listen to. Buy it, you will not be sorry but get the Crusader first.
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