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Noble Satyr (Roxton Series #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  705 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
NEW 2014 EDITION (revised, re-edited, re-covered) of ASIN B004Q9TWOG

France and England in the age of hedonism and enlightenment
A green-eyed beauty is abandoned at the court of Versailles
The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction
An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety
But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?

Antonia is pursued by the lascivious Comte
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 339 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Sprigleaf (first published September 18th 2010)
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Alex Wyndham does it again. I've given this an A+ for narration and a B+ for content at AudioGals.

I confess that I did find it a little odd that Noble Satyr, the first book in Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family Saga was the last one to be released in audio, but whatever the reason, it was well worth the wait to finally get to listen to Roxton and Antonia’s love-story. At first glance, the premise of “world-weary-rake-tamed-by-love” may seem somewhat formulaic, but Ms Brant puts her own, distinctive
Emery Lee
Nov 30, 2011 Emery Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ms. Brant was a previously unknown author to me but after reading the first book in the Roxton Series, she has won my heart. I love that the author is not afraid to bend the genre rules that have become so stifling to authors and writes what inspires rather than conforming to formulas (Yes, I am bitter about that but I digress.)

What first attracted me to the book is (You guessed it) the Georgian era setting and the plot similarity to the Georgette "the Great" Heyers' These Old Shades
Jan 20, 2016 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Noble Satyr the first in the Roxton Family Saga, is a simply superb, classy, character-driven story which ably sets the stage for the subsequent books, Midnight Marriage, Autumn Duchess and Dair Devil.

The love story between the unashamedly dissolute Renard Hesham, 5th Duke of Roxton, and the very young, but determined Antonia Moran, would seem, on the face of it, to be unlikely. Renard believes (for despite his morals, he does have his own code of honour) that the eighteen year-old, innocent bea
Lady Wesley
This love story between Antonia and her Monseigneur is beautiful and thrilling. Alex Wyndham's narration is just the icing on the cake (and icing has always been my favorite part of the cake!).

All of Lucinda Brant's Georgian books are first-class and highly recommended.
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Audiobook Review -- Joint Review by Carol Cork and Eileen Dandashi

You certainly read lots of books in the genre I enjoy, and with your reviews, I’ve found when I read them, you are spot on! Since we’re here today talking about an audiobook we’ve both listened to, why not let you start the ball rolling? We’re both revved up about this book/listen. What do you like most about the book?

Firstly, thank you for being so complimentary about my reviews, Eileen. Now turning to our review of
Fiona Ingram
Jan 23, 2013 Fiona Ingram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is the golden age of French aristocratic life, the glittering court of Louis XV. Beneath the posturing and hedonism lies a seething hotbed of intrigue, deceit, and treachery. Sex, lies, and politics go hand in hand, and courting royal patronage is the ultimate prize. Into this licentious arena comes Antonia Moran, an innocent young woman, whose lack of protection makes her a prime target for the dissolute Comte de Salvan. He eyes this particular prize as a wife for his son, whom some say is ...more
Victoria Vane
Aug 25, 2012 Victoria Vane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ms. Brant was a previously unknown author to me but after reading the first book in the Roxton Series, she has won my heart. I love that the author is not afraid to bend the genre rules that have become so stifling to authors and writes what inspires rather than conforming to formulas (Yes, I am bitter about that but I digress.)

What first attracted me to the book is (You guessed it) the Georgian era setting and the plot similarity to the Georgette "the Great" Heyers' These Old Shades
At first that my local library couldn't acquire any copies of Lucinda Brant's books frustrated me. Spending any of my limited book budget on a new author isn't my preferred plan. Toss in a $0.99 e-book sale, with a 5 star review by Emery Lee and the risk dissolves into being pleased with another book for Keeper Case.

This book is a perfect example of why, in my early teens, I fell in love with historical romances written by British and Australian authors. Lush, exotic settings, courtly manners, t
Jul 08, 2012 Marilynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow! I am so, so glad I found Lucinda Brant's novels. I first 'purchased' one of her Georgian romances when it was free on kindle, and within a week I had finished it, purchased her three other historical romance novels, and finished those as well. "Noble Satyr" is very deserving of its comparisons to Heyer, and I say that as someone who has read 28 Heyer novels thus far. The depth of period detail, the dynamic secondary characters, the witty repartee......Will there ever be another Georgette He
Mar 19, 2012 TJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I am fast becoming an bone-fide Brant groupie! Her writing is absolutely exquisite, her stories grab you, wrench your emotions, then gently coax them back to a satisfied sigh. What makes it even more amazing is the fact that Ms. Brant embeds historical accuracy with such genius that one is so lost in the story they are completely unaware they are absorbing facts by osmosis rather than instruction.

In "Noble Satyr," life among the French court and aristocracy is displayed in all its debauch
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Free on Kindle 2 march 2015


The plot has some similarities with Georgette Heyers book These Old Shades (Alastair, #1) by Georgette Heyer in that they are both about a young innocent girl and an older cynical man,and set in France.

Antonia is only slightly less silly than Leonie from "These old shades" while Roxton is even more arrogant than Avon.

Roxtons arrogance and cynical worldview was actually a bit offputting.

Most of the characters are related one way or another.

While it may seem weird to a modern
Jan 30, 2011 Norma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, I just could not get into this book. I would read a little bit and then just put it aside. I would come back to it in hopes that things would pick up a bit. It was a very slow moving story.

I know that there are many people who are raving about this book. I for one can not give it a rave review.

The characters were well developed. Plus the descriptions of the places and dress were wonderfully done. Other then that, in my eyes, it fell flat.

I am sure there are others out there wh
I'd already read and enjoyed the Kindle version of this book, can it be nearly four years ago now?

The audio version has added whole new depths now, and has accompanied me for many miles on the treadmill and stationary bicycle, making them bearable for a reluctant exerciser.

Alex Wyndham manages somehow to produce different voices for all the characters, including the females, without making them in any way ridiculous. His Duke of Roxton, however, is the triumph, low, subdued, husky, and chock-ful
Jan 13, 2016 Kaetrin rated it it was amazing
Why I read it: I was provided with a review copy via the author

What worked for me (and what didn’t): I listened to Dair Devil recently. In that book, Rory and Dair row to Swan Island, on the Duke of Roxton’s estate in the country, Treat, and, among other things, admire some rather scandalous tapestries in a folly there. The tapestries tell the story of the marriage of Antonia, Duchess of Roxton and her duke. Ever since I heard the description of the tapestries, I wanted to know the beginning of
Rick F.
Jan 23, 2012 Rick F. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Winner: $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic fiction Prize. Paris/London 1745. Antonia is pursued by the lascivious Comte de Salvan who wants her as a mistress. When the libertine Duke of Roxton snatches her from Salvan's clutches, she believes herself rescued. Has she merely swapped one seducer for another?"

There is little question why NOBLE SATYR won the $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic fiction Prize - Lucinda Brant's Georgian Mystery is a WINNER in every sense of the word! Seam
Mar 08, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, it being my first Georgian novel. I loved the characters; they all had very specific and bold personalities. I loved Antonia because she wasn't your typical proper lady. She spoke her mind plainly and without apology. Her relationship with Roxton was entertaining because of the back and forth banter and the obvious sexual tension between them. Vallentine was the comic relief throughout the book as well as the fiercely loyal friend. The best part was the whole strategy ...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Dec 19, 2015 Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria marked it as 1-do-not-read
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Mari Christie
Aug 05, 2015 Mari Christie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: HistRom readers
I admit to a certain bias: I claim the Duke of Roxton as my forevermore book boyfriend. Of course, I mean the man who existed directly before the start of this series, who hadn’t yet fallen in love with his Mignonne, because after that, frankly, he is useless to me (or any other woman). And if there was ever a woman with whom I have no wish to compete, it is Antonia.

Roxton is hard to get to know, both by his author’s design and his own. He is not a simple hero with a pure love for an angelic her
Sheila Majczan
3.5 stars

I could not relate to the characters in this book. Although it may be reflective of the times I found few with redeeming qualities. The use of snuff by the men, the use of an opiate by Etienne, the men having numerous love affairs, with mistresses and/or whores at every level thinking nothing of showing up and giving advice to the next "lady" in line and vapid life styles with little said about doing anything worthwhile. They rode horses and practiced sword play and danced and drank and
Jan 26, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow where do i start. I am reviewing this book as i was fortunate enough to be chosen to review this book for library thing member giveaways. I am very lucky to be chosen for the georgian historical romance - Noble satyr as i found it to be one of the best books i have read. If you are wondering if you should take the plunge and buy lucinda brants book. You definitly should. Even if your not normally into reading historical romance! You need to give noble satyr a go as you will loose the world a
So I had been hearing about this book for some time and decided to download it.

I was attracted to it because
a) I have become somewhat fascinated by the Georgian period and I am always looking for a good Georgian romance that actually uses the settings, clothes, customs of the time (instead of making it a Regency in disguise)

b) It takes place largely in France. This is attractive because if the lion's share of historical romances must take place in Western Europe, at least it isn't in Scotland
Wanda Luce
Mar 23, 2013 Wanda Luce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about a book I simply could not put down! I found myself even carrying it around in the kitchen to read while I cooked. Lucinda Brant weaves mystery, suspense, and humor into an evolving, passionate romance. Mademoiselle Antonia's sincerity and unguarded openness slowly melt and consume the hardened heart of Monsieur le Duc of Roxton until no one matters in his life as much as Antonia. One could very roughly compare them to Beauty and the Beast. Not only is the plot clever, complex, and ...more
This is my first book by Lucinda Brant and I'm afraid that I have a number of issues with it.

The plot is based around a young girl getting together with an older man. The age difference is a big issue in the book, and the way its written I actually felt a bit unclean since the author really banged home the fact that she was so young (skipping and giggling) and he was so old. I found it quite off putting!

The characters in this book seemed to jump personalities at a quite scary rate. It seemed as
Nov 17, 2011 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Seriously....I wonder if I was reading the same book as the other reviewers. This was a terrible book. Yes, not only some of the plot but I believe actual dialogue was lifted from Georgette Heyer's "These Old Shades". Georgette Heyer was a master at her craft - writing Regency romances - think Jane Austen without so much description, with fun, complex, memorable characters, especially the heroines. I have been reading Georgette Heyer for at least 30 years - and Lucinda Brant is no Georgette ...more
Jan 06, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucinda Brandt has found a new follower!! Her book Noble Satyr was a hit in my eyes. Antonia and the Duke of Roxton are two great main characters.with lots of depth and the ability to make me want to read on......wondering what is around the next corner for them. Antonia is sweet and I wanted to protect her, just like the Duke did!! The Duke...well all the ladies in the book thought he was wonderful....just like I did. I could not put the book down.and definitely wanted more!! Good to know that ...more
Must say this was a pretty good book. I loved The Duke and Antonia! The Duke is everything I love in a Duke; arrogant, handsome, aloof, quizzing glass in hand and of course a rake-hell of the first order. I love Lord Valentine!!!! He was so animated and all around awesome. I'm rating it 4.5 because I felt some things weren't all that clear sometimes, lots of scene jumping. I often have a hard time following books where French is prevalent. VERY enjoyable story!

The narrator Alex Wyndham is friggi
Feb 11, 2014 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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These books are SO incredibly well written. I'm thrilled I found this author and I am just loving this series. Who knew the Georgian time period could be so vastly entertaining? The few books I read in this genre before just didn't do it for me. Men wearing make-up, beauty marks, powdered wigs and "mincing" around in high heels? No thanks. Lucinda Brant's heroes, however, are anything but effeminate. Oh no! The secondary characters are just as enjoyable as the main characters. Destined for my ...more
Oct 09, 2011 Sophia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and it pushed my historical romance buttons by being historically accurate, being strong in its characters, and a good plot.
My trouble was that I have already read Georgette Heyer's 'These Old Shades' and found it similar enough to have to force myself to re-engage in the story each time a comparison jumped out at me.
Not to say that it is the same story, it is not.
I was particularly impressed with how much airtime the villains got separate from the h/h.
I can recommen
Apr 09, 2013 Dangermousie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Out of morbid curiosity, I tried Lucinda Brant's Noble Satyr, driven by the fact that a lot of irate reviewers said it was a blatant rip-off of Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades, one of my favorite books.

Short version - yes, it's a rip-off. But that is not even the crime here, the crime is that it is so deadly dull. The sole advantage, such as it is, over TOS, is that TOS, written in 1926, does not have sex scenes, and NS does. I'd trade every sex scene in existence, however, for a sense of hu
Carole Roman
May 25, 2013 Carole Roman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with this book. Brandt writes beautifully, her characters are a rich tapestry of the 18 th century. Witty, deep, this is as satisfying as a cozy fire, glass of wine and the best piece of chocolate you can find. The characters have wonderfully different voices, the history is part of the plot and you feel that you've been plopped down into another time. Don't read this if you have something important to do. Be prepared to take a break from the world, shut down and enjoy times long ...more
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