Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3)Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance by Elizabeth Cole

Genre: Medieval Romance

Series: Sword cross Knights, #3

Source: Personal buy


  • Publication date: July 25, 2017
  • Publisher: SkySpark Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073FZRD68
  • Length: 318 pages



Description (From Amazon)

Claim your heart’s desire…

Lady Angelet has spent her whole life as a pawn, acquiescing to the wishes of others. She’s been a good daughter, a good wife, a good mother, and a good widow. The reward for her obedience is nothing more than a one-way journey to a nunnery. Outmaneuvered by her shrewd father-in-law, Angelet is forced to accept her fate. The knight who is hired to escort her has other plans.

Now known as the undefeated Knight of the Raven, the low-born but charming Sir Rafe has had to fight for everything he’s ever had. When he sees Angelet, he’s more than willing to fight for her too. Rafe makes the soon-to-be cloistered lady a salacious offer: for the duration of the journey, she can spend every night with him, and she doesn’t have to be good at all.

When a deadly pursuer threatens them, Rafe defends Angelet’s life even though it means revealing his dark side. But Rafe isn’t the only one with a secret, and now that she’s sampled the life she’s dreamed of, Angelet is done being a pawn…

The third book in the Swordcross Knights: A series of full-length historical romance novels set in the vivid and beguiling world of medieval Britannia.


*Book 3 in a 3 book series. #1 Honor & Roses,  #2 Choose the Sky, #3 Raven’s Rise*


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My thoughts:

Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3) by Elizabeth Cole is a mesmerizing Medieval Romance. Set in Britannia.
While, book 3 it can be read as a stand alone.
This is the journey of Lady Angelet d’Hiver, and Sir Rafe. Rafe is known as the Knight of the Raven, he is low-born but charming, he goes from tournament to tournament for the prize money. Angelet, is lonely, a widow, tries to be a good wife, mother, and daughter in law, now she is be sent to a nunnery, not by choice but by force or forfeit her son to her shrewd father-in-law. She also suffers from a condtion where she has beautiful visions of heaven and fits, which causes everyone at Dryton Manor to avoid her, their wary of her condition. Of course, her escort is Rafe and his new friends, for a large sum of money. Things go terribly wrong, the gold is not gold but a trunk full of rocks, someone is trying to kill Angelet and Rafe, but why? Who took the gold?

Well written, fast paced, with a enjoyable and engaging cast of characters. The plot was intriguing, captivating and truly held my interest throughout. I was glued to the pages from the first page to the last. A heartwarming tale, which will keep the reader in on an emotional roller coaster ride. A sad tale of adventure, passion, mystery, secrets, suspense, longing, friends to lovers, and finding a HEA through the chaos that surrounds Rafe and Angelet.
My only complaint was not learning more of what happened about Angelet’s affictions. I would have loved to learn more. Overall, RAVEN’S RISE is a most enjoyable and fantastic read. Ms. Cole manages to deliver a story that is emotional, heartwarming and fascinating. I enjoyed her writing style, her characters, and her storyline. It did feel a bit rushed at the end, but overall, a great read. Strongly recommended, especially for Medieval fans. A welcome distraction. More, please! I can’t wait to be on the next grand adventure in the SWORDCROSS KNIGHTS series. I hope to learn more of some of the secondary characters, such as Simon, and Octavian, just to name a few. Well done, indeed.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR