Squire William Raven has only one goal: to finally receive his spurs and become a knight. When his lord, Sir Robert de Cantilou, returns from a five-year crusade in the Holy Land, William wants nothing more than to impress him.
After Sir Robert's return, noble guests arrive from France, bringing intrigue to the castle. William is oblivious to the politics, as he's distracted by nightly visits from a faceless lover, a man who pleasures him in the dark and then leaves, a man he soon discovers is none other than his master, Sir Robert.
But William can't ignore the scheming around him when he overhears a plot to murder Robert. He becomes intent on saving his lord and lover from those who would see him killed....
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Budding squire seeks to please his master. He does
This audiobook is at a higher rank of quality than what I've heard so far. There's a side plot with this and it gels well with the juicy parts. The description is great and the narration and narrative easy to listen through.
William Raven is my favourite character. He is the protagonist and I feel I related more to him due to age than any of the other characters.
He is able to distinguish different characters with different accents and pitches. He was able to imitate Steven in a way that reminded me of a friend of similar personality. He was able to portray Robert as a respectable figure to look up to. And his French accents, at times were a bit hard to follow as is true with the story's intent of a strong French accent.
It brought me back to my childhood where I would fantasise about being a squire/knight. It didn't really make me laugh or cry but it made me blush (to think if a lesser reaction).
Liked the audiobook art as it represents the visual.
The story is well-rounded. The length is what I would consider as an episode. There could be more and I wish there was more but as it is, it is good just as well.