Eli Easton – The Lion and the Crown

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Author: Eli Easton
Reviewed by: Vivian
Publisher: Self Published (Goodreads M/M Group event)
Genre: M/M Historical
ISBN 13: N/A

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary:   

This is a tale about two medieval English knights—Sir William Corbet, aka the Lion, and Sir Christian Brandon, aka The Crow. In a time when duty was everything, personal honor was more valued than life itself, and homosexuality was not tolerated by the church or society, how can these two men reconcile their deepest, most secret yearnings to love another man?

Sir Christian was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for the sake of his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and developing a gift for strategy. He feels little loyalty to the system that’s abused him since birth.

Sir William, a large and fierce warrior, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He’s determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. But when he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he’s forced to undertake a journey with Christian. It’s a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, even his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.

This story is offered for free as part of Love Has No Boundaries Event. This event is sponsored by the m/m romance group on goodreads.

Review:  Christ. Is William’s horse named after Tristan, of Tristan and Isolde–so sexy. Beautiful use of language. Witty and playful and utterly charming to read. The slang, the insults and just the general ambiance was engaging.

William so sensible and yet, terribly insensible about other matters. Stupid man.

Christian, brilliant with a bow and fearless, but I’d have heart attacks keeping track of him.

On a quest they set out; some wish them well, most don’t care, but a few hope for the worst. There is intrigue, love, and evil that they have to face down. In the end, there are decisions to be made and the resolution is perfect.

Favorite quotes:
Beauty was most oft lazy.

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