The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

LionTitle: The Lion and the Crow

Author: Eli Easton

Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Maria Fanning

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 07/14/2015

Length: 05 hours 03 minutes

Genre: Historical, M/M Romance

Summary:

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.

Story Review:

Historicals aren’t my favorite sub-genre but this book grabbed me from the get-go. Both the story and the narration was simply amazing.
The main characters, William Corbett and Christian Brandon, were so strong and vivid I could picture them with very little description. Their actions described them far more than words. They are both men yearning for something more but afraid to act on it.
Their desires become too strong when Christian joins William on a trip to rescue William’s sister from her abusive husband. Despite being novices regarding male on male sex they jump into things and the sex is perfect. Neither one knows exactly what to do or how to do it, but they figure things out together.
I’m no historian but I didn’t find any anachronisms in this tale. The author definitely did her research. That aided in the enjoyment of the story a great deal. Two men being together in that time period would never have happened easily so how William and Christian deal with living that way made perfect sense. My own niggle is how it ended. I won’t spoil anything but I would’ve preferred it ending earlier time wise so I could craft my own ending.

Narration Review:

Scott Richard Ehredt did a fantastic job with the narration. His deep voice was a big part of why I enjoyed this book so much. The way he spoke fit perfectly with the time period. Absolutely perfect.

Links

The Lion and the Crow on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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