1170 A.D. – His name is Valor.
Sir Valor “Val” de Nerra is one of Henry II’s most trusted knights. As the Itinerant Justice of East Hampshire, Val’s word is law. A fair and just man, and a very handsome one, he enjoys a good deal of attention and respect. His life is a prestigious and wealthy one until he faces a decision one day that will change the course of his life.
Val must order the execution of his love’s brother.
Val has adored Lady Vesper since the moment they met. As he strives to win her back, the king orders Val to participate in an event that will shock the country for years to come – the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket.
Will he obey? Or will he refuse?
From a man who had enjoyed the wealth, love, and admiration of all to a man who falls swiftly from grace, be part of Val and Vesper’s journey as Val struggles to regain what he lost and comes to understand what is truly important in life in this novel of astonishing emotion, passion, and pain.
Uncaged Review: The medieval worlds that are created by Kathryn Le Veque, are so mesmerizing and addicting, that you’d leave your own modern world of technology to travel to her worlds. This book is full of intrigue and “sitting on the edge of your seat” suspense.
This is a story of love, betrayal, suspense, loyalty and forgiveness. And Kathryn weaves the story so well, that it all intertwines seamlessly. Our hero and heroine’s trials will break your heart, and sew it right back up again. The story of Archbishop Thomas Becket and his conflict with the King and subsequent murder by the King’s followers, is actually a true story, and this bit of real world is brought into this story and stays consistent with both the fiction and the non-fiction. Medieval historical romances just don’t get any better than this. Reviewed by Cyrene