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Noble Satyr (Roxton Series #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  528 ratings  ·  71 reviews
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? Will Roxton save Antonia from the Comte? Can Antonia save the Duke from himself?
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Published September 18th 2010 by Sprigleaf
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Emery Lee

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
Fiona Ingram
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 m ...more

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

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
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
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
Rick F.
"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
Victoria Vane

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
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 R ...more

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
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
Wanda Luce
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 irr ...more
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 Heye ...more
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
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
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
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 "k ...more
Mari Christie
Aug 05, 2015 Mari Christie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
I first read this book a few years back, but decided to re-read the entire Roxton Saga after reading "Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance (Roxton Family Saga Book 4)" a few days ago. Noble Satyr is, of course, the first book in the series and although I found it difficult to wend my way through it when I first read it in 2012, I must confess that I struggled with parts of the storyline once again. Why then did I give this book five stars? I'll try to explain.

The Georgian era (1714-1830) wa
GENRE: historical romance fiction

SETTING: France of Louis XV and England

CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTER: ANTONIA is a very young beauty beyond compare, mischievous, naturally a virgin, very spirited; speaks her mind; father chose to provide her with education rather than social graces.

CENTRAL MALE CHARACTERS: RENARD, Duke of Roxton loves the ladies; an older man nearing 40, has countryside property where he enjoys the ladies and an apartment in Paris that he shares with his sister.

SYNOPSIS: Salvan love
Carole Roman
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
Sniff. Snuff, repeat. Painfully rigid & sterile and failing to skim beyond the pomp and circumstance. I was bored to death. I wanted SOMEONE to have some fun, already. >:/ Together, the language and descriptions to take me back into the Georgian Era, but surely SOMEONE out of that wretched pile of wig-powder and schooled manners had a bit of excitement? I guess I'm not as overcome by inside-jokes, a wink and a soft nudge of tittering old dry humor.
Theresa Brandt
Slow beginning, good finish

I had a hard time getting into this book. With so many characters and confusing relationships, authentic Georgian Era dialogue that challenged my patience and a female protagonist whose personality I found annoying, I almost gave up on it. That said, I'm glad I stuck with it. The pacing could have been a bit better in the beginning, but Noble Satyr ends up being mildly tension-filled and intriguing. The love story had a real stop and start quality to it, but for the mo
This was a little different than my normal read. I have read the second book in the series and thought it was good so I decided to give this one a try. I must work you if you have any discomfort from a young woman being with someone almost twice her age then this story might make you uncomfortable. Also if distant cousins become in a relationship bothers you then this book will cause you problems. Once I looked past all that I had a very hard time putting the book down. The relationship between ...more
Faye Lawson
Set during the Georgian era, in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, this book enthralled me!

Our hero, Renard Julian Hesham, Duke of Roxton, like Heyer's Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon is a rake and a libertine. Our heroine, Antonia Moran, a poor relation, loves him in spite of himself and is fiercely protective of him against all detractors! Also like Justin in regards to Leonie, Renard felt he was too old and jaded and unworthy of the eighteen year old Antonia, but in the process of fleeing the sc
Boring! I think the writing style and the language just turned me off. I wasn't impressed by the main characters of the book either. I don't plan to try any more of Ms. Brant's books. In fact, I didn't even bother finishing this one!
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LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances & mysteries. Her novels are described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice', and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'.
Lucinda lives in the 18th Century most days (heaven!). Her guilty pleasure is Pinterest where you can visualize Lucinda's Georgian world & her n
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