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Defender of the North (Defender of England #2)

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England, 1174 a.d. It has been two years since James Hoade married the love of his life and became the Lord of Loxley. He and Lady Elena have had a son and his new life is just starting to feel normal.

But much of England’s nobility is incensed that this upstart is now supposed to be considered their equal and the time has come for them to show him his true place in the wo
Paperback, 1st Edition, 370 pages
Published January 12th 2011
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Mar 30, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
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Let me start by saying I won this in a first reads giveaway and am very greateful for it. I loved this book. I won't tell you what it's all about, but I'll tell you what I think of it.

It's full of everything that is English and Scottish. The way Corey wrote this made it very easy to follow. He described things so vividly I felt like I was actually watching the battles take place. (I even held my breath between strikes and pivitol moments.) I haven't read the first of this series (but I sure will
Feb 03, 2011 Annette rated it it was amazing
Defender of the North, sequel to Defender of the Realm, is a terrific and rousing story set in Medieval times during the reign of King Henry II of England. It's been two years since James has been knighted and then married Elena who he met in the first story. He's now Lord of Loxley and has many new responsibilities. He's sent off to Northumberland with other lords and soldiers to defend the land in the north from the Scots. He feels like he's in over his head and doesn't even think he belongs t ...more
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May 29, 2011 Robert Davidson rated it really liked it
A confident work, lightly spiced with testosterone, Defender of the North is highly readable. The prose is direct, flows easily, is unadorned and is not convoluted. A non-complicated plot, logical in its progression, actively holds the reader’s interest with strong descriptive passages making this work a pleasure to spend time with. Recommended.
Jun 26, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book. LOVED it. I couldn't put it down. Will be back with in depth review when I have a bit more time!
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Feb 02, 2011 Corey Holst rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The exciting sequel to Defender of the Realm finds Lord James once again thrust into harm's way with his stalwart friend and self-appointed bodyguard Allyn by his side. Even though James has been the Lord of Loxley for two years, he still hasn't quite got the hang of the whole "nobility" lifestyle and the last thing he feels qualified to do is to lead a division of men into battle. But when the King commands it, you march.
As with the first story, humor is interlaced with action sequences while
Jun 07, 2014 Karie rated it it was amazing
Excellent continuation of the story of James Hoade, Lord of Loxley. This author has taken the time to do some historical research. It is evident in his writing and makes the story so much more plausible. His descriptions, as well as his character development, hold the reader's attention. It's almost like the reader is watching TV with the author's use of scene changes. There is a constant update of each point which makes the reader say, "Oh yeah. I forgot about him. How IS he getting along?" Thi ...more
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Aug 28, 2011 Al Canary rated it really liked it
I enjoyed, but I'm not up for a sequel for a long while.
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Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Theatrical Design and has been working behind the scenes in live theatre for over thirty years.
Corey resides in Orange County with his wife, daughter, a golden retriever, a superior-than-thou cat, a collection of swords & daggers, gargoyles, dragons, magic wand
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