Clearly not a favorite medieval romance the characters were insipid and flatly drawn, and I really didn t care one whit if our hero and heroine got it on And the book started with a sword through the chest and ended with a beheading Not that this is necessarily bad, as I am quite okay with violence, but it seemed as if the author herself didn t really seem to care for her main characters either Pass on this. Tre stelline e mezzo I LOVE Jo Beverly books She has a way of writing that just sucks the reader in and I dare you to try and put her books down once you start them This was the first of her books I read She has become an addiction of mine. Masih sebel sama El x yang nerbitin buku ke 4nya dulu sebelum 1 3 duuh .Aku kurang enjoy baca buku ini 500 an halaman dan intinya cuma muter muter aja cerita nya Ampun belibet banget, tokoh nya saling mengakui kalau saling cinta, cuma ceweknya ga bisa maafin hero nya gegara bunuh bapaknya Jadilah semacam heroin galau perang batin yang bikin kurang sreg aku karena kurang teges Mbak nya mau dan cinta sama mas nya tapi ga bisa melupakan kesalahan mas nya, padahal mas nya udah jujur mengatakan segalanya Wtf Dan karakter mas nya Aku bener bener buta sama sifat mas nya Serius pengarang nya sedikit banget kasih petunjuk mas nya ini bagaimana selain cinta sama mbak nya, setia sampai mati sama rajanya, dan punya rasa setia kawan yang tinggi Periang Playboy Humoris err buat saya mas nya terlalu pendiam tapi ga manis, ga bikin meleleh blass Dataar deh Terakhir, buku ini sebenarnya ada konflik lain selain kegalauan cinta yang aku ceritakan diatas Tentang semacam pembunuh yang mengincar mbak nya Tapi yaelah, ga penting sumpah Motif nya sepele, dan dengan akhir yang lebih sepele lagi Setting tahun 1101 di buku ini juga kurang yes menurutku, bikin puyeng.Sekali lagi, buat aku lho ya Selera kak Partendo dal presupposto che i romance medioevali li digerisco poco, mi piaciuto pi di altri.La storia interessante, ben scritta, e sicuramente la Beverley ti fa immergere con maestria nel medioevo, cos come nella vita di quei tempi, ma continuo a rimanere spaesata alle prese con l ambientazione medioevale Sar forse perch ho letto troppi romanzi ambientati nel 1800, ma rimango sempre un po disorientata di fronte ai costumi, alle usanze, ai linguaggi tipici del medioevo, e non riesco mai ad immedesimarmi come vorrei.Il romanzo forse troppo lungo, alcuni passaggi sono macchinosi e tirati troppo per le lunghe, e non aiuta certo l ambientazione statica tipica dei romanzi ambientati in quell epoca indubbiamente, per , la storia d a tra Renald e Claire emoziona, soprattutto per l intensit suscitata dal segreto che lui nasconde, e che lo porta a un a disperato e profondo, reso, tra l altro, benissimo dall autrice.Non per colpa della Beverley, ma ormai assodato che, nonostante tutto, il romance medioevale non fa per me. This one put me off of Jo Beverly.Jo Beverly builds a medieval romance in Lord of Midnight set on the premise that a loving daughter must marry her father s killer Will love win over these over whelming odds Renald de Lisle is King Henry I champion Renald is chosen to fight against Claire s father who has supported a losing cause against Henry I and in favor of his older brother Robert Claire s father believes that Henry is responsible for the death of King William II, who died in a hunting accident Despite his friendship with Henry I and his belief that William II was a poor leader, Claire s father is a man who believed strongly in doing what was right He was a man gifted in dreams and story telling He supported Claire in her youthful dreams and artistic skills, something highly unusual for the times Claire is deeply saddened by his death and in the throes of grief hacks her hair off This is the basic weakness of the story and makes it difficult for the reader to feel the pangs of true love Does one forget a loved relative so quickly and can love be lasting that happens so rapidly I found it hard to suspend my doubt to buy into the sincerity of love. The Same Rebellion That Leaves Clarence Of Summerbourne Dead Also Leaves His Castle And His Daughter, Claire, Forfeit To The King S Champion Renald De Lisle Arrives At The Castle Gates As A Warrior, Takes Possession Of Claire Like A Conqueror, And Sets Her Heart Racing As Her Lover Amid Moonlight And Velvet, She Becomes His Bride Atop Tangled Bedclothes She Discovers Passion But Then She Learns Renald S Terrible Secret And Vows Revenge Against This Man She Wed, This Man She Loved With All Her Heart Another keeper from early in Henry I s reign My only objection was that the heroine s understandable revulsion and anger at what the hero and the king did seems to dissipate a little too readily Beverley does a fair job of explaining the whole mindset around the trial by ordeal in that era, and by the end we can somewhat accept the hero s feelings about it Even so, I felt the heroine s loss and her pain, and the king s decision to send the man who killed her father to marry her and take her home was so bloody heartless I wanted to see his face rubbed in it, even if a monarch of the time would never really acknowledge that what he did was wrong The book engaged my emotions, and I rate it high for that, and the level of research and quality of writing But I left the book a little frustrated Will still readof Beverley s Medieval novels. Enjoyable medieval romance I disliked the heroine for the beginning of the book, but liked her once she decided to wed Renald and make a go of it I liked the hero all the way through, despite virtually no POVs Overall, I cannot rate higher than 3 stars, but I saw enough potential that would read another Beverley medieval from this series This particular story had a difficult barrier to overcome, one that was just as difficult for the reader as for the heroine No spoilers I liked a lot of the playful talk between the H h I did think lord of midnight was unevenly written, was sometimes confusing, and at times used anachronistic language But I liked the honesty between the characters and that Beverley chose to let them be vulnerable in their honesty She also created some good chemistry.Sorry, this review is a stream of consciousness quickie. I thought the dialogue and writing skill were quite impressive, however the fact that the hero killed the heroine s father, was not something I could ever view beyond It was not to my liking, and I could hardly view the hero as anythingthan the man that killed her father I don t consider it as murder, it was an honorable fight and whatnotbut the fact that the hero took on this pristine characterization, despite the killing, was just too much to find plausible He simply was not redeemable in mine eyes.
Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK At the age of eleven she went to an all girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her
- 384 pages
- Lord of Midnight (Dark Champion, #3)
- Jo Beverley
- 06 March 2019 Jo Beverley