Title: The Lion and the Crow
Author: Eli Easton and Scott Richard Ehredt (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: July 14th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Historical
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
In medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society.
Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow.
Sir William Corbett, a large and fierce warrior known as the Lion, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He’s determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. When he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he’s forced to enlist the help of Sir Christian. It’s a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.
1st Edition published by M/M Romance Group at Goodreads, 2013
I will admit I was hesitant for this audio book – not only because it’s a historical romance, which can be an iffy thing when dealing with M/M unless it’s AU, but because when I listened to the sample the narrator, Scott Richard Ehredt, sounded like a stuffy old British guy who would bore me to death. God, was I wrong!
Scott Richard Ehredt is PERFECT. He blew me away. Seriously…Blew. Me. Away.
The characters and time (late 1200’s to early 1300’s) are beautifully, and even lovingly, portrayed. The only thing I didn’t love about this was the ending (even though it totally fits). The ending killed me. I hated the ending. I wish someone had warned me.
- Listeners should stop in the epilogue at the step-daughter’s wedding.