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Noble Satyr

(Roxton Family Saga 0)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  932 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Roxton Family Saga PREQUEL, set 25 yrs prior to Book 1, Midnight Marriage.

Roxton Family Saga Prequel: Renard and Antonia’s Happily Ever After

1740s France and England—the age of hedonism and enlightenment.

Renard, Duke of Roxton, head of an ancient noble family, is wealthy beyond measure. Arrogant, and self assured, this noble satyr is renowned throughout Europe as the con
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 339 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Sprigleaf (first published September 18th 2010)
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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.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Emery Lee
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-downloads

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
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
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Well this one wasn't that great, as it turns out...... :-/ It is a blatant ripoff of Georgette Heyer's wonderful and iconic These Old Shades, but I don't really mind that (if it's done well LOL), as I see it as a kind of homage to the legendary Ms Heyer. However in this case, it's just not that good. Completely lacking the light touch and charm of Ms Heyer's book. And although the plot of Noble Satyr does veer away from TOS to do its own thing, it's still clearly heavily influenced by Heyer.

I re
Victoria Vane
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-downloads

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
Jan 16, 2013 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 m ...more
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
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
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
'A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, Noble Satyr pays homage to Heyer's These Old Shades.'

How could I resist? I loved that book. It is more violent, but it truly pays homage to These Old Shades. Even the language doesn't go too far away from Heyer's.
There are differences, of course. This duke doesn't save what seems to be a street urchin. He is manipulated (I know the word usually has negative connotations, but it's not the case here) to save Antonia from a lecherous old cree
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
Mar 18, 2012 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 25, 2011 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
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the prequel to the Roxton Family Saga. The story of Antonia and her Duke.

Antonia is an 18-year-old young lady living in the dangerous and depraved world of the French nobility at the palace of Versailles.
She is being pursued by a perverted older Lord, Comte de Salvan who wants to marry her to his opium-addicted son so he can take her innocence. Salvan is turned on my very young girls and is determined to have her. To escape she forms a plan to get herself out of the palace and Renard, th
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
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Dec 01, 2015 marked it as 1-do-not-read
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The Duke of Roxton is the rogue everyone dreams to tame. He is powerful, competent, intelligent, arrogant, superior, distant, never gets irritated or out of control and is an attentive lover in bed but never renders his heart.
It’s refreshing that this Duke had loving parents, nice family members and no dark secrets corrupting his soul. He is a libertine by choice and no excuses.
Antonia is an eighteen years old girl who ended up in the French court with her grandfather and managed to remain virgi
MB (What she read)
4/26/17 2.5 stars.
This really didn't work for me and I spent most of my time reading while irritated. I do think other readers may enjoy it more, particularly if they haven't already read Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades, the classic this book was heavily modelled on.

I couldn't forget it, however and couldn't help comparing and contrasting it unfavorably with These Old Shades while reading. To me, the comparisons were hugely unfavorable much to this books detriment. If you haven't read TOS, I
Nov 12, 2015 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 08, 2012 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 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
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.

Update: I reread this novel, and it didn'
Dec 11, 2011 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 R ...more
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Kat at Book Thingo
Lucinda Brant's writing style is just lovely, and Alex Wyndham narrates the audiobook so beautifully I ended up buying the ebook so I could read ahead. Unfortunately, the hero kept reminding me of how much older he is (old enough to be the heroine's father) and it got to the point where I found it unbearable. The bedroom was closed, thankfully, but still: I never found the heroine nuanced enough to believe a jaded scoundrel would fall in love with her. I think if I'd read this in my teens or ear ...more
Hina Tabassum
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked it for the most part but in many a places I felt it was dragging.

I get it that men were like that at that point in time but I don't have to like them but I loved Antonia. The woman was definitely out of place in the timeline but she was what the Duke needed to leave his reprobate ways.

If I ever read it again (I am not sure I will), it will be for Antonia alone.
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The Duke of Roxton is a premier duellist, half French, half English and all ladies man. He’s been so since he was fifteen and now, at the ripe old age of closer to forty (I think) some of his chickens are coming home to roost. He is spending time in Paris, rather than the court at Versailles, with his mostly French sister Estee. His best friend Lord Lucian Vallentine (all English) is in love with her.
His cousin, the Comte de Salvan, who always refers to himself in the third person has hated him
Mari Christie
Aug 05, 2015 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
Jan 26, 2011 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
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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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Roxton Family Saga (6 books)
  • Midnight Marriage (Roxton Family Saga, #1)
  • Autumn Duchess (Roxton Family Saga, #2)
  • Dair Devil (Roxton Family Saga, #3)
  • Proud Mary (Roxton Family Saga, #4)
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