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Starless (Executioner Knights #3) by Kathryn Le Veque. Historical Romance/Adventure Release & ARC Review.

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You met Achilles and Susanna in Book Two of the Executioner Knights series – and sparks flew! Now, read their endearing and touching love story in ‘Starless’! 

The third Executioner Knight is in for a world of trouble… 

Achilles de Dere is a stubborn knight prone to fighting - anywhere, anytime. If there is a punch to be thrown, it's usually from Achilles. When he first met Susanna de Tiegh, the sparks flew – and not in a good way. Susanna, an accomplished warrior in her own right and an agent for William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, refused to take Achilles’ bullying behavior. Friends feared they would kill one another. But an abject hatred of each other soon turned into something else. 

Now, Susanna is all Achilles can think of, even as he goes about his duties for William Marshal. When Susanna discovers that her own brother is involved in a plot against the king, Achilles is sent to help her get to the bottom of the plot. Before he can get to the woman he calls “Sparks”, however, Susanna’s brother realizes she is on to him and sells her off to one of the crown’s greatest enemies to silence her. 

Now, Achilles is determined to help the woman warrior who started off as a thorn in his side, but has now become the very air he breathes. It’s a race against time to not only save Susanna, but to stop the plot that threatens to destroy the very fabric of England herself. 

As Achilles once said to Susanna, without her in his life, his days are wrought with misery and his nights are Starless… 

The Executioner Knight Series
By the Unholy Hand
The Mountain Dark
A Time of End (coming late 2019) 


Sir Achillies de Dere is one of the Executioner Knights . They are sworn to serve William Marshall and England.  They have just finished one assignment and are taking one of their party home to recover. 
Susanna de Tiegh is a female warrior who has worked as a bodyguard for years.  She is also a spy in William Marshall's service.  She has been wounded and needs time to recover. 
The time she has spent in the company of these Knights has at last earned her the respect she is due.  No man wants to think that a woman,  no matter where she trained or who she works for could possibly best him in a fight.  They soon learn. 
The easy journey soon turns nasty.  We get lots of battles and a good few giggles.  I was surprised that there was no crying.  ( our author usually makes a habit of that) The dynamic between our characters is fabulous.  Bravery,  strength, honour and beauty,  they have it all. 
This book is part of a series and as such if you intend to read them all you should read them in order,  but each book can be read on it's own.  An absolutely great historical adventure romance.  I can't wait for the next in the series. 
I loved every page. 


KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY's HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD'Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.
Kathryn's Medieval Romance novels have been called 'detailed', 'highly romantic', and 'character-rich'. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men - an unusual crossover for a romance author - and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

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