Master of Craving
Eight knights bound by a brotherhood forged in hell claim their legacies the only way they can: by right of arms, by right of victory, by right of conquest.
Most of England has submitted to King William, but Wales refuses to yield. The King's trusted Blood Swords are unable to prevail, and while Stefan de Valrey is left unconscious on the battlefield,...more
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Stefan de Valrey wakes up wounded on the battlefield and discovers his brothers are gone. He swears he will find them and get them back after learning they were captured by the Welsh. While tending to his wounds near a pond, he spies a woman who has come to bath in the water. A man arrives and ass ...more
4 ½ Stars
Master of Craving by Karin Tabke is the third installment in her Blood Sword Legacy Series. The main hero is Stefan de Valrey, one of the most fearsome knights in medieval England. After a terrible battle where he is left unconscious on the battlefield and his sworn brothers are captured he acquires a stroke of luck, and manages to rescue the beautiful princess, Arianrhod. Stefan plans to exchange Arianrhod for his brothers who are ...more
And I was curious about the hero noticing the heroine's blush-colored personal hair when he spies her bathing. So it was pink? Huh?? Considering that the heroine was a blonde, that made ...more
Changement de cap avec ce tome : l'héroïne n'a plus rien de la farouche guerrière du tome 2, et ce virage à 180° est de prime abord assez déroutant. A l'opposé de Tarian et de sa conduite presque masculine, l'héroïne ici fait penser, dans les premiers chapitres, à un petit chat, toute innocence, toute douceur. Ne pas s'y tromper, ça ne dure guère...
Ariane, farouchement décidée à préserver son cœur de tout sentiment amoureux, de peur de se transformer en mo ...more
I really liked Stefan (who was burned romantically and vowed to never love again) and Princess Arian (who after watching her father fall apart when her mother died, vowed to never fall in love). So we have two strong people with an undeniab ...more
I still like the series and am sadden to see that other than the novella in 2009, I haven't seen mention of the rest of the series coming out. So sad, I hope Tabke plans to pick up this series again and finish what she started. It's just not fair to ...more
This book really wasn't as good as the first two, in my opinion. I didn't feel the same attachment to the characters. Arian kind of annoyed me. Every time Stefan would save her, which happened a lot, she would throw it back in his face. It got annoying. I thought the ending was really weird, how it all played ...more
Adrian the Princess that is taken hostage by Stefan, one of the Blood Sword Knights, is kind of whiney, but if you made me wait for like 300 pages to have sex, I'd be whiney too. But she won me over in the end.
This book had way too much of Adrian's internal dialog for me. The constant "I want him, but I can't have him, blah, blah, blah got old. But I love these kinds of stories and this kind on alpha bad ass knights that easily overlooked it.
Can't wait for the next.
The story of Blood Sword Stefan de Valrey and Princess Arianrhod is a wonderful, delicious romp through Wales. Blood, Lust, Honor, Desire...what more could you ask for in an amazing and compelling story of soul-mates?
Stephan a des manières un peu cavalières mais il a une sorte de virilité brute qui est poignante. C'est le mâle dans toute sa grandeur avec un côté brute de décoffrage qui passe finalement assez bien.
Ariane est très sympathique mais parfois un peu trop naïve et superficielle.
J'aime beaucoup cette saga et j'attend les autres tomes avec impatience !
There is only one thing that I found missing, that there was no mention of the character Manhku in this book?
Karin has sold more than a dozen stories to US publishers: Kensington, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House. Her self-publishing debut, THE CHRONICLES of KATRINA, was met with resounding enthusiasm. Never one to disappoint her readers, Karin happily launched the spinoff series The Bad Boys of the Bay, featuring the heroe ...more