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AD 1410 - Battle-hardened warrior and favored of the king, Sir Lucien de Russe is called the Iron Knight because of his indestructibility in battle. An older knight, Lucien is entering his fortieth year and has seen a good deal in his lifetime. But having sustained fairly serious wounds in the most recent rebellions against Henry IV, Lucien retires his sword and spurs, choosing to live out the rest of his life in peace. Physically, he is damaged goods and must heal. Mentally, however, he is already dead.

Having lost his wife many years ago, Lucien has two children - a son who barely acknowledges him and a daughter who refuses to leave him. Lucien finds no joy in life any longer, looking back upon an illustrious career, admired and loved by the fighting men of England, yet inside, he is hollow. It is this existence he has resigned himself to when the king, believing he is doing Lucien a great favor, pledges him to a very young heiress. When the petty, spoiled girl and her pompous father show up at Lucien's home, he makes an escape.

Riding south to clear his head, Lucien runs right into a robbery in progress. A fine carriage has been set upon by bandits and Lucien knows he cannot turn away. Begrudgingly, the Iron Knight goes into action once more and saves the occupants of the carriage, a mother and her young daughter.

Lady Sophina de Gournay is a widow, returning home after a visit with her father. When the big, handsome knight with the long, dark hair saves her from the outlaws, a simple moment of gratitude turns into something that binds her to Lucien far more than either of them realize. It's that brief and beautiful moment in time, that wonderful chance meeting, that sets off a chain of events that could destroy them both.

Join Lucien and Sophina in a romance of a lifetime, where second chances at love are something worth fighting for.

©2016 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2016 Kathryn Le Veque

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  • Lady M
  • 18-10-2016

Different!

What did you love best about The Iron Knight?

When Lucien, the Iron Knight, saved Lady Sophina and her daughter from certain death; which changed the course of all their lives.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Iron Knight?

The controversy between the conniving Earl and Sir Lucien when Lucien refuses to wed the Earl's young daughter betrothed to Lucien by order of the King; and the events that followed.

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

Brad Wills does well on matching most characters with their voices but I think his portrayal of Sir Lucien's young daughter was exceptional.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved when Lucien's young daughter tells Sophina, who is accompanied by the kind-hearted cousin/companion of the Earl's daughter, that her father (Lucien) hates her.

Any additional comments?

This story was a little different than most of the stories I have heard by Ms. Le Vegues . There were a couple of dirty little secrets that surprised me. Kathryn Le Vegue is certainly a versatile writer. I've enjoyed several of her books. The Iron Knight kept my attention throughout.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2019

Different

I found the story over all very well written and interesting. But what I liked the most is the break from the usual very young brides to an opportunity for two middle age people to have a second chance at love. I would recommend this book

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  • Kelli
  • 19-10-2016

This was a Page turner

OK so this book was actually pretty good I didn't joy it however it had a little too much going on.

For some strange reason this author wrote like three back to back climaxes in the story all with the same heroine in a matter of 1 Hr.

This poor lady has a deal with so many issues and the setting of the story only happened over 2 day period.

I'm sorry that's a little too much for one scene. Not to mention I feel like the author tried to tackle every social issue occurring in the 21st-century call during a 15th century setting.

I believe the conflict in the story was slightly overdone

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  • Catie M.
  • 15-02-2021

When woke and historical romance collide.

I've been a huge KLV fan for years and this book was a disappointment. Hopefully this weak, overly emotional hero and all knowing heroine theme doesn't take over her future books. Also should have been labeled LGBTQ+.

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  • Micky
  • 04-08-2020

Never Disappoints

I thoroughly enjoyed this story of Lucien and Sophina. The fact that they were of a more mature age made the story even more delightful. I also enjoyed the character of Lucien's daughter as well as her companion. I will not give spoilers on this. It will make the book that much more enjoyable. All the other components of KLV's books is here as well, so you don't miss out on the scheming, deceit, action, etc. that are always included in her books. I will listen to this book again. I feel this way about most of her books.

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  • Nicole Mobley
  • 27-07-2020

Not the best

Nothing to keep interest here. Definitely a filler book. Main characters fall MADLY in love (within 24hrs!) and hero saves the day. Eh! The only interesting thing was that they were a bit older than usual and introduced a trans character.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-2020

Language should match historical setting...

I rarely write reviews, and in the past, I have typically only written positive reviews. However, I am about to step out of my norm. Overall, this book contains a sweet story with likable characters. However, the author uses terminology that was not even around in the 1400s. For example, the term “cad” used to describe an unscrupulous male was not coined until the 18th century. Further the author describes the hero and heroine’s first touch as “electric”. This term was not used in any form before 1600 AD, and then it was used in the Latin form “electricus”. These are only two examples early in the book. I could cite many more. I am not a linguistics expert by any means. This info came from a simple Google search when I felt the language the author used seemed out of place for the 1400s, and more suited to Regency England. These discrepancies ruined the book for me. Frankly, I was surprised given the author is so well known for historical romances. A little research goes a long way in making the story come alive.

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  • trudyptoo
  • 02-01-2020

Loved this book

Another great book by Kathryn Le Veque! The ending was a surprise to me to make it the best HEA. Totally recommend.

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  • KindleCustomer
  • 27-10-2019

The Iron Knight

So many emotions and so very well written. Kathryn LeVeque is one the best story tellers I have ever had the privilege to read. I wish I could afford all that she had written.

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  • Jennine
  • 07-08-2019

The Iron Knight

This book by far is the best by Kathryn Le Veque . I would definitely recommend this book :-)

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  • Mrs. Joyce Beckett
  • 16-07-2019

brilliant

as with all Kathryn Le Venues novels, this was superbly written, the storyline intriguing and spellbinding

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  • June L.
  • 19-02-2018

Wonderful,

I could not put it down but carried my iPad around with me. It will go into my “best” audiobooks category.

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