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The Dark Spawn (Battle Lords of de Velt #4) by Kathryn Le Veque. Action / Adventure / Historical Romance. Release & ARC Review.

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The son of The Dark Lord joins forces with the Executioner Knights to bring you the Medieval Romance you’ve been waiting for. It’s a no-holds barred, dark and passionate romance where the rules don’t apply.

Prepare to enter the Darkness...

Coleby de Velt is the firstborn son of the notorious Dark Lord, Ajax de Velt. He grew up idolizing his father—and knowing all about his history—and he has his father's dark streak. That makes him a perfect agent for William Marshal and the Executioner Knights. As William Marshal himself says—'Tis better to be at the Devil's right hand than in his path...' And Coleby is definitely the Devil.

He's the spawn of The Dark Lord and everything that goes with it.

When Coleby falls for an unusual woman, it’s with his whole heart. He doesn’t know how to do anything half-measure—and he doesn’t know how to protect himself. Lady Corisande “Cori” de Bourges, an accomplished woman of considerable talent, has bewitched him and for a sweet moment in time, Coleby experiences something he’s never known before—a blooming love and a calm to his restless soul he can’t begin to describe. He believes he has finally found happiness. Perhaps the darkness has finally met with the light.

Until the Scots attack and Cori is captured.

Unfortunately for the Scots, The Dark Spawn is unleashed. Coleby will stop at nothing to rescue his beloved Cori, but when he finally regains her with surprising ease, a horrible truth is revealed.

All is not as it seems.

Can Coleby forgive the unforgivable? Or will The Dark Spawn’s heart turn cold?

(Note: This is a dark romance with elements of Medieval brutality, as is expected in the Battle Lords of de Velt series. There is an unconventional love story with unconventional elements, but as always, a satisfying HEA.)


Coleby de Velt is one of The Marshal's spys and has been working at the Scottish court. Now the time has come to use the intelligence he and his men have gained.  A huge battle will be coming soon. 
As the son of the most vicious Knight England has ever known Cole lives up to the family name,  but he also has a much softer side with those he loves. 
Lady Corisande de Bourges has been the running the castle with her father since her mother's death.  Her duties will soon put her in great danger,  but not before she a visitor changes her outlook. She is an incredibly strong and brave woman who will sacrifice herself for others. 
An all action historical romance,  full of great characters.  Some we have met before and some new.  The battles are terrifying and realistic.  
As usual our author has given us a book to really get our teeth into.  It will grab you on the first page and you will not be able to put it down.  So many old friends from other books meet up here, but it is still a book you can read on it's own without spoiling any others. 
This is an author that I will buy automatically without even reading the blurbs. 
Great book.  I loved it. 


Juggernaut Indie author Kathryn Le Veque is a 'tour de force' in publishing.

Kathryn is a critically acclaimed 21-time USA TODAY Bestselling author, a charter Amazon All-Star author, an Indie Reader top seller, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance with over 100 published novels.

Among her many accomplishments, she is the CEO of Dragonblade Publishing, the #1 Historical Romance e-book publisher on Amazon. In 2020, Kathryn collaborated with Sourcebooks publishing for a Medieval Fight Club series set in Scotland.

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