A Mika Review: The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton


Rating: 4 star out of 5 stars

The Lion and the Crow coverIn medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society. 

Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow. 

Sir William Corbett, a large and fierce warrior known as the Lion, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He’s determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. When he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he’s forced to enlist the help of Sir Christian. It’s a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.

I really enjoyed this book a lot. I love a good historic fiction book. I laughed, cried, and was over excited by the adventures of Sir William & Sir Christian. This was a short novella, which I wish could have turned into a full length novel. Both guys were extremely resilient with the situation that this rescue turned into. Christian had to have strong body armor to grow up in a family like his. He was the 7th son and you can say the black sheep of the family. Through in some homosexuality in this time frame and all he needed was instant death. Goodness, no one treated him with respect or care until William showed up in the picture. William… I felt bad for him at first, because he had no clue what he was getting into by allowing Christian to accompany him. I found myself swooning at times of Christian trying to find way of appeasing William, and vice versa of William looking out for Christian as well as giving praise where praise was due. I really enjoyed it. That ending though, I cried so much. I mean I understand it but damn it was such a beautiful bow wrapped up for people.

Cover Artist by Maria Fanning. This cover totally goes hand in hand with the book. Its knights, jostles, horses, adventures, and hosing material. The cover model was a gorgeous version of William loved it.

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press   All Romance (ARe)    Amazon    Buy it Here

Book Details:

ebook, 2nd Edition
Published January 19th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 1st 2013)
edition languageEnglish
seriesLove Has No Boundaries, Don’t Read in the Closet Eve

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