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Devil's Dominion

Narrated by: Brad Wills
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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From number-one best-selling and Amazon All-Star Author Kathryn Le Veque comes a dark Medieval romance of hatred, revenge, and, ultimately, redemption. Enter the Devil's Dominion....

AD 1205 - it's years after The Dark Lord Jax de Velt tore through the Welsh marches and captured several castles. Still he holds lands that do not belong to him. Out of the ashes from this dark and lawless time rises the son of one of the men Jax de Velt put to the stake. Bent on revenge against The Dark Lord, Bretton de Llion has grown up in obscurity, hidden from de Velt's rage, and has learned to hate the very world around him. His sense of vengeance against de Velt has been his guiding force for years. Gathering a powerful mercenary army, Bretton rages through Wales, emulating de Velt's reign of terror, killing and destroying, moving toward a target he has long planned for - abducting one of Jax de Velt's children in order to lure Jax into his trap. Discovering that Jax's eldest daughter is a novice nun at Alberbury Priory, he burns down the priory in his quest to abduct Lady Allaston de Velt. Successful in his endeavor, he sends word to de Velt: Come to me, or your daughter will suffer. His perfect revenge is planned.

But it is not so perfect when this warrior, who has never known love or kindness, discovers feelings for the daughter of the man he has hated his entire life. Join Bretton and Allaston in a very complex journey of terror, sadness, and the ultimate conquest - love. Old friends such as Christopher de Lohr and Keller de Poyer join Jax de Velt as integral parts of this riveting Medieval tale.

Can Allaston prevent Bretton from killing her father? Or do old hatreds burn too deep? Enter the Devil's Dominion at your own risk.

©2014 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2015 Kathryn Le Veque

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Brilliant

Once again just loved the story and the narrator is just brilliant many thanks for this story

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Avoid at all cost , a big wast of time

Just lost 15 hr of my life, avoid this book
and invest in government bonds .

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  • Ms. Mac
  • 03-02-2018

There’s a whole lot of no sex going on

I like my dark romances with some story mixed in with the sex - or some sex mixed in with the story. All this has so far, in chapter 20 of 26 is one gross almost rape, and a lot of torture of civilians. And the female characters are kind of nonentities.

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  • MM
  • 28-04-2015

I LOVE KATHRYN LE VEQUE'S STORIES....

I normally love Kathryn LeVeque's stories, however, this story was a little graphic and dark for a romance. I found it to be very repetitive and slow at times. Brad Wills is wonderful as the narrator, as usual. The voices he comes up with are truly amazing. He doesn't just narrate a story...he "acts" a story...and there is a huge difference in that. I will still continue to listen to KL's stories, but, this one...I couldn't give it the five stars I usually do.

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  • Virginia
  • 27-04-2015

Wonderful!!

This story and the narration of Brad Wills caused me to think my heart was torn out of my chest. The love scene brought tears to my eyes. Such talent of Kathryn and Brad would make a grown man's hair stand on end with the drama and passion in this story! Bravo!!

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  • BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN
  • 26-04-2017

Totally riveting and excruciatingly emotive

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If you’ve followed my reviews and blog, you’ll know how much I love what and how Kathryn Le Veque writes. As I read her books, I find no matter what series I’m reading I re-acquaint myself with characters from previous books. It’s like reading one huge series which never ends and I hope it never does! Yes, I’m in love with this author.

Her books are full of suspense, danger and passion. This one is no different. Coupled with the darling of narrators, Brad Wills, I weep with pure delight in the listen. Narrator Wills’s various voices for the young, old, whether woman, man or child’s, he will take you into the most wonderful world of all – the Le Veque novels. A narrator, seriously, can make or break even a good read. He’ll take a wonderful story and power it up ten-fold. Did I say how much I enjoy this narrator?

We all know the power of these huge knights of old. Bretton de Llion has the right to be embittered, seeking revenge. What Jax De Velt did all those years ago haunts many a knight’s mind. I read Dark Lord whose main character is a man who reigns with a vicious fist. Then love happened and Jax changed. We all know love changes people. He no longer picks up his sword and for 25 years he’s lived quietly and private with his family.

Even though Jax De Velt is good at killing everyone when he takes a castle, apparently, he misses a few and this particular case, a five-year-old boy who loses his parents. In consequence, he led a disgustingly ugly life and blames all that happened in his youth on Jax De Velt. He has layed his plans well. He will make Jax De Velt wish he were never born. He seeks revenge with a vengeance.
Bretton de Llion grows into a mighty warrior, systematically taking back all the castles which De Velt took all those years ago. What is worse, he uses the same methods – running a stake through their bodies, men, women alike, leaving them staked just outside the castle to die an agonizingly painful death. Can we learn to forgive this man? Can Bretton forgive Jax De Velt?

Bretton finds his path to revenge. He captures Allaston, Jax’s daughter, from a nunnery. He puts her into a dank, dark dungeon for close to three weeks. Her health is failing but he needs her alive so he pulls her out. Allaston is a strong woman, not one mean bone in her body. She’s also very wise. Perhaps, destiny chose this woman to heal a lost soul. For surely, Bretton is lost.
Can she reach Bretton’s heart before he kills her father? Does he even have a heart? Can he undo the man he has become?

Emotive, heart-breaking, poignant scenes, reduce me to tears. However, Le Veque never leaves the reader without a happy ever after. I hope you love this story as much as I do. Remember, if you purchase the Kindle book, you have access to the audio for practically free. Take the audio because you cannot miss this story as Narrator Wills tells it. Marvelous! I applaud them both.

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  • Gayle
  • 25-05-2015

An Emotional butt kicking

What did you love best about Devil's Dominion?

I loved Everything about this book, LeVeque words is like a razor blade, you don't know your cut until the blood starts to flow, and once you look at your wound, thats when the pain hit you.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course The Dark Lord Bretton de Llion was my favorite character, because he took me on the emotional roller coaster ride of pain, vengeance, doubt and then redemption.

Which character – as performed by Brad Wills – was your favorite?

I loved Brad Wills performance of Allaston. His voice added stability and a pinch of earthiness that grounded the character and made the story believable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, you need some down time to absorb the impact of emotional complexities of your encounter with the Devil Dominion.

Any additional comments?

experience the world according to LeVeque, and bring your hankie.

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  • Bronwynn Victoria
  • 31-08-2019

Could Not Put It Down!!!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book. All of her books are good and entertaining but this one really stood out to me.

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  • Veronica Idrovo
  • 20-04-2019

A bit long to get to good parts

Entertaining but very long between high parts of the story. Some chapters were very slow to get where they were going. The reader's voice is also a bit off putting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2019

Narrator Wasted on Trash

Decent voice acting is the only compliment I can give. I am an avid arts consumer and I value any creative person's vision, which is why I will almost always finish a book, listen to a disconcerting song all the way through, or study a grotesque painting to find some message to wrestle with.

This book? Stopped listening at chapter one. Yes, we were warned about 'dark' content but this book asks too much of anyone in trying to make a romantic protagonist out of such a creep as the author has imagined here. Traumatic childhood doesn't excuse acts of terrorism or civilian atrocities even set in the ethically degenerate medieval period, and any 'love' felt by the female lead is either delusional at best or antisocial at worst. Watch the movie "Room" and ask yourself, does the kidnapper deserve a romantic happy ending with the girl he raped and kept captive in a shed for years? No? Well, how about the recent headline about the young woman who watched her abductor murder her parents before keeping her captive. Should he be rewarded with winning her heart? No?

No. Unless you disagree with me there, skip this one. If it wasn't included in the Romance package I would've wanted my money back.

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  • Medieval Quilter
  • 05-11-2018

Redemption from Darkness

This is a great story and a little dark but I loved it, very emotional. Brad Wills did a great job of narrating.

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  • M. D. Moseby
  • 26-09-2018

The Very Best Book This Year

Devil's Dominion by Kathryn Le Veque js absolutely the very best book I have read this year. it has everything anyone can want in a book: terror, war, dungeons, intrigue, kidnapping, brutality, tears, laughter, concern, and happiness. It is a gripping story from beginning to end.


Bretton De Leon escaped his father's castle as it is being over run by mercanaries at age five. after a life of horrors at age thirty, he returns to Wales with an army of mercanaries for vengeance. With death and destruction as his weapons he captures the daughter of the man that wrecked his life by capturing his father's castle. Now you must read the book to see the twists and turns Kathryn Le Veque will guide you through to the culmination. Truly, Brad Wills is a premiere narrator also.