“4.5, actually. Very good - characters well-drawn and understandable (not always so in fantasies), but really - there were a few places that I said, "No way". For one: Lyon may very well have been a handsome devil, but groups of women following him?? Come on! And the ending was wrapped up...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“In Tuscany, three half-satyr brothers rule and nurture the vines of Bacchus, god of wine, until a letter arrives commanding them to marry the three half-fae daughters of the dying fae king. Lyon, the youngest and most magnificent specimen of the three, takes off to Paris to find his intended....”see full review » see other reviews »
“I didn’t enjoy this story nearly as well as the first two books. It will probably be the last I read of the Satyr Lords as I have generally lost interest. ”Leelluv wrote this review Tuesday, April 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4.5, actually. Very good - characters well-drawn and understandable (not always so in fantasies), but really - there were a few places that I said, "No way". For one: Lyon may very well have been a handsome devil, but groups of women following him?? Come on! And the ending was wrapped up really quickly, almost as if the publisher wouldn't allow for extra length - even though all the threads were tied together.
Lyon, the youngest of the Satyr brothers, hunted through Paris for his bride and found what he thought was the right one, Sibela. But in the middle of their making love (in a park), he knew that the woman on the bridge overlooking them was THE woman and made a significant connection with her. When he at last actually found Juliet, she was the main attraction in a brothel and under the control of Valmont, who jealously guarded her, but still a virgin because of powerful means at her disposal. By the time Lyon found a way to get her to his vineyard, Moonful had occurred and unknown to him (because of Juliet's powers), he'd not only spent the night with Juliet, but had sired a child on Sibela. By the next Moonful, life took drastic changes for all of them.”
“Lyon and Juliette... Unexpected secrets and exciting action -- LOVED IT! Another excellent read and now I am reading book 4, Dominic, in this series!”Owl Read You... wrote this review Saturday, July 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was my favorite so far out of the series, I think the author made a comeback from the mediocre writing that she blessed us with in Book 2: Raine. The storyline was very well written and I enjoyed every moment of this one. The love story between Lyon and Juliette was everything but easy but it worked out in the end and I enjoyed their journey.”Isabella wrote this review Wednesday, June 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Tuscany, three half-satyr brothers rule and nurture the vines of Bacchus, god of wine, until a letter arrives commanding them to marry the three half-fae daughters of the dying fae king. Lyon, the youngest and most magnificent specimen of the three, takes off to Paris to find his intended. He's not too happy about it, either, though he will do his duty. When he catches the scent of Juliette, however, his realizes his task may be less about duty and more about desire than he'd ever dreamed.
With a strong sense of history, a bit of artistic license, and a deep well of erotic abandon, Elizabeth Amber has penned a unique, romantic, and sexually delightful series, taking risks and daring to touch on the forbidden with an open minded ode to the freedoms of heart and body blended with a gift for story telling. I've continually been impressed with the originality of the mythos and raw sensuality of the characters as Amber has drawn us along and spun out the lives of Nicholas, Raine, and now Lyon.
Unfortunately, Lyon's story did not live up to the promise of the earlier two books, much to my disappointment.
I will say that I've enjoyed how Amber has managed to broaden the mythos of this series and with each book deepen the historical flavor with a realistic blight on the vines of Europe that has been a plot thread through the series. I also credit her flawless ability to pen erotic scenes that are hot, graphic, and intense, yet not so explicit that they seem out of touch with the rest of the narrative. Also with each book, I've noticed Amber giving more attention to creating story around the two lead characters, and none more so than she did in Lyon.
In that regard, I've stumbled upon the double-edged sword, because that is where my issues with the book begin. In relation to the plot, I felt there was too much time and attention given to Juliette's situation and her life independent of Lyon and not nearly enough time developing any sort of chemistry or bond between the two of them. There was plenty of opportunity given on their two week trip from Paris to Tuscany, yet the author chose to skip over that trip completely after the first day. And everything that followed while they were in Tuscany read more like a rushed and condensed synopsis than actual developing events, leaving me feeling short changed, especially as to the closing of the circle of the quest for the three daughters that comprised the epilogue.
It wasn't just the plot that caused me problems, though, and in fact, that wasn't even the most troublesome. Two simple facts were an even bigger issue: I didn't like how Lyon was portrayed and I couldn't stand Juliette. The sensitive animal lover and fun younger brother we met previously in the first two books was absent in this incarnation of Lyon, and instead he seemed a rather simpleminded man-whore with no further ambition than to get his dangly bits polished, one female interchangeable with another and largely unmoved by it all. Juliette was a weak, laudanum-addicted, petrified victim that wouldn't recognize a backbone if it were an ingredient in one of her lauded recipes. I found her at turns tiresome and annoying. She only ever showed any spirit when she was giving Lyon a hard time, but given the rest of her character, I never bought that she'd actually do so, so that seemed out of place. And how she handled the first Calling once they were in Tuscany (details withheld to prevent spoilers) frustrated and puzzled me.
I could go on, actually, as there was more that befuddled and disappointed me, but when I think back on the whole of the book, I think I could've even forgiven the last if not for the one issue that outshines all the rest. There was not one point through the entire book that I ever got the feeling that Lyon and Juliette loved one another. Not once. Not even when Lyon was saying it did I believe it. There was nothing about love for Juliette in his actions with Sibela, that's for sure, and I was very disappointed with that storyline in particular. Admittedly, it didn't help that the idea of love wasn't even included in the book until the last chapter or two, but there was just nothing between Lyon and Juliette that spoke of anything beyond lust and attraction for the entire story. And I'm sorry, but for me, the book just doesn't work without it. I will be continuing the series because of my appreciation for Nicholas' and Raine's books, but had Lyon's book been the end of The Lords of Satyr, I would've been quite unhappy.”
“The third book in the Lords of Satyr series was a good follow up to the first two books. After reading the second book I was doubtful that she Ms. Amber was going to be able to follow up with a book that was as good as the first two, but she did not disappoint me at all.”Trudy S wrote this review Friday, May 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This third sexually explicit book in Satyr series had a very complex plot about youngest brother Lyon and Juliet who lives in house of courtesans. I enjoyed the first book more because this seemed overly descriptive or maybe uniqueness of the Satyr has less impact but I still want to continue the series.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Sunday, February 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“GIVE ME A SATYR!!!”Kosymom1 wrote this review Thursday, May 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For Lyon, variety is the spice of life. The youngest of the Satyr brothers, Lyon's feral appetite for carnal pleasure is legendary. Though not thrilled at the prospect of settling down with one woman, he has dutifully journeyed to Paris to find the last of King Feydon's FaerieBlend daughters. His older brothers Nicholas and Raine have located and wed two of the sisters and the time has come for Lyon to seek his bride.
Juliet Rabelais was orphaned at birth. Blessed with a flair for culinary arts and a tempting figure, Juliet is desired by many men. Allowing herself to feel love has only proved to be painful and deadly, so she vows to avoid it. Without family to turn to, Juliet lives at the mercy of her malevolent guardian who employs her as his prize courtesan. An unwilling participant in his evil schemes, Juliet has spent the past three years living with fear and loneliness as her constant companion.
When his family lost its wealth to the phylloxera plague, the bitter Monsieur Valmont became the proprietor of a house of debauchery. Having spied Juliet's "talents" three years ago, Valmont has employed her well to his advantage. Fear keeps Juliet from fleeing and he will use that fear to procure the information he needs to destroy the Satyr vineyards. Driven by jealousy and madness, Valmont delights in the suffering of others.
A chance meeting ignites an explosion of passion between Lyon and Juliet, setting them down a path of danger and deceit. When inhabitants of Else World and Earth World threaten to lay claim on those most precious to them, Lyon and Juliet turn to each other for salvation. As The Calling draws near, can Lyon provide protection to Juliet by joining with her during the sacred rituals of Moonful, or will other powerful forces succeed in keeping them apart?
LYON, the highly anticipated third book of the LORDS OF SATYR series is well worth the wait. Filled with romance, intrigue, and suspense, LYON is a thrilling read from start to finish. Wildly imaginative and wickedly erotic, this book will keep readers feverishly turning the pages...and in need of a cold beverage nearby! Elizabeth Amber has done a fantastic job bringing this series to life and LYON is without a doubt one of the most "unputdownable" books of the year!
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