Audiobook ReviewThis is a well balanced, feel good short story where love and honesty win the day Being so short, we don t experience the dynamic and passionate writing Le Veque displays in her longer stories, although the story is well thought out with a limited horizon of conflict I would call this benign Le Veque, showing us her humorous and gentle side The story is direct in its simplicity, a misunderstanding between hero and heroine easily resolved no real angst.I enjoyed the mystery behind The Lucius Ring, the way Tyron de Dere obtained the ring Twas rather simple Either have Lady Cassia remove the ring by her own free will, or cut the finger off, thus obtaining his objective This particular scene is rather cute and very telling, both about the type of person Lady Cassia is and the arrogant, but polite gentleman Tyron is.Tyron, although being a thief, is a good man dealt difficult times His keep and people he s responsible to take care of are starving His only choice is to rob, equally dividing up the spoils He is known as the Green Head Ghost, a thorn in the side of the warden of the vale, Sir Mars de Velt, these three years past.Theodosia, from the House of de Velt, just turning 18, has feelings for a certain Tyron de Dere, a neighbor and childhood friend.Tyron has waited for Theo to grow up At her birthday celebration he wants to give her a special gift one ring he pulled off an old woman s finger a few nights ago, while robbing her He d also like to propose.Unfortunately or fortunately Theo s aunt, yes, Lady Cassia, joins the celebration and comes with a rather disturbing tale of robbery The very ring she was to give to her niece had been taken The Lucius Ring has been in the family for centuries and with it a tale, some would wish were not true The ring, said to be cursed, is to be given to the eldest girl in the family If the young woman isn t married before gaining 25 years, she is destined to be an unhappy spinster, the ring s red ruby turning black.Tyron is living a life he rather not Theo has a secret of her own she s been running her keep and representing her father, the warden of the vale He suffered a stroke, paralyzing both his body and vocal cords Theo, along with her father s trusted knight have been dealing with the duties of the warden If she were found out she would suffer a severe punishment.Narrator Brad Wills shines when playing Lady Cassia She s such an old, anxious woman, with a good heart He had me chortling when Tyron was wrestling with her weight trying to heave the bulky woman up through the roof hatch of the carriage, to rob her with better odds of not suffering personal injury to himself With the lady s girth, he just may suffer damage to his back So, if you need a fun story to listen to while making dinner or cleaning house, this one will do the trick Entertaining, gentle on the heart with a story of love which overlooks flaws and wrongdoing. Welcome To The Origins Of The Lore Of The Lucius Ring, Tying Together The USA Today Bestseller WITH DREAMS The Legend Of The Theodosia Sword , Which Was The Tale Of A Lost Love From The Husband S Perspective, And Now OF LOVE AND LEGEND Ever My Love The Lore Of The Lucius Ring , Telling Of That Same Lost Love From The Wife S Perspective In The Prologue, We Meet Theodosia, Wife Of The Roman Centurion Lucius Knowing Her Husband Was Killed In Britannia, The Only Thing Theodosia Has Left Of Him Is Their Daughter And The Ring He Gave Her, An Ancient Ring Said To Bear Its Own Curse The Lucius Ring, Passed Down Through The Females Of Theodosia S Family, Makes Its Way To Medieval England Where A Highway Robber Steals It And Gifts It To His True Love But Secrets, And Curses, Threaten To Tear The Couple A Part Will They Be Able To Be Together Or Will The Curse Of The Lucius Ring End Their Love Forever Of Love and Legend tells the tale of the Lucius ring, an heirloom passed down to the eldest daughter on her 18th birthday Fabled to originally be worn by Venus, the goddess of love, the ancient carnelian stone will either bring great love or a lifetime of lonliness to its wearer Our story starts with Theodosia, wife of the ill fated centurion Lucius, and the aftermath that she must deal with in the wake of her husband s death Upon learning that her father has arranged a marriage for her to a man that she has no desire to wed, Theodosia packs up all that her husband has left her with her daughter, Lucia, and the ring and leaves her home in search of a better future Through the years, the Lucius ring makes it s way to medieval England It is here that an elderly lady is on her way to deliver the cursed ring to her young and beautiful neice on her birthday, but before it can be delivered it s stolen by a dashing highway man known as the Greenhead Ghost The old woman warns the robber of the curse on the ring in an effort to keep him from taking it, but her pleas are in vain As she hands over the ring, her one request is that the Greenhead Ghost not give it to the woman he loves if he does he will almost certianly curse his lady love. I love the story of The Lucius Ring ,a ring said to have powers of bringing true love to the bearer for a lifetime , but also no love at all ,if said love is not found before the 25th year Sir Tyren De Dere is in his spare time a highwayman ,known as the Greenhead Ghost.During a robbery he steals the Lucius ring from its owner , she warns him of the curse, but not believing her he carries on anyway This is a great little novella , as always written perfectly by Ms Historical Romance herself. I started to worry that this would not be a happy ending, but alas all ended well and yet another story that I loved I also love Brad Wills as the Narrator and wish that he would do of Kathryn Le Veque books He really makes listening to them enjoyable. Of Love and Legend Ever My LoveI just fell in love with her stories You have added a new fan to your collection and I could not be happier Thank you again Kathryn Ada G.
- Kindle Edition
- 97 pages
- Of Love and Legend
- Kathryn Le Veque
- 10 November 2018 Kathryn Le Veque