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Siren Song av Roberta Gellis
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Siren Song (utgåvan 1981)

av Roberta Gellis

Serier: The Royal Dynasty (1), Siren Song (1)

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841241,131 (3.95)Ingen/inga
William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley loved each other from childhood and swore to marry no other. Their fathers had more practical and profitable intentions. William was told Elizabeth had gone to Ilmer to be married to Mauger and in his pain and rage took Mary of Bix to wife. Elizabeth, who had withstood starvation and beatings, yielded at last when a priest swore to her William had married Mary. But Mauger had taken Elizabeth for more than her moderate dowry. Soon her brothers were both dead and Elizabeth was heir to her father's lands.When Elizabeth's father died, Mauger moved his family to Hurley. And when he saw the rich lands of Marlowe across the river, he decided to marry his son to William's daughter, be rid of William, and have Marlowe too. William should have seen through Mauger's false front, but his heart and mind were paralyzed by the horrible thought of Elizabeth in Mauger's arms. And he nearly, so nearly, also became Mauger's victim.Publisher's Note: This book was previously published in 1980.… (mer)
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Titel:Siren Song
Författare:Roberta Gellis
Info:Playboy Press (1981), Edition: First Thus, Paperback, 399 pages
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Fun. At least, it ended with a laugh. It's a very rich story, with funny bits and real sorrow, anxiety and relief, and a great bunch of characters. I got more than three-quarters through it, though, before I realized _which_ Henry this was - which was stupid, Henry II had no brother and at one point they specifically said that they were wary of Richard as a boy because he looked just like his father John. But Henry married to Eleanor had me thoroughly confused. It's also an era I know little about - Henry II, Richard Lionheart and John I know, but not much after that. So, the story itself - is a romance, in fact two romances, set in medieval times and (unsurprisingly for Gellis, but rare elsewhere) depicting them accurately rather than as modern times and sensibilities in fancy dress. The contrast between what Raymond is used to and how Sir William and Alys live is fascinating. Henry and Richard are neatly portrayed, with their various virtues and faults. The villain, even, though basically without any virtues, is presented as a person with reasons for his acts, not a cardboard villain thinking only of evil. His thoughts about his son tell quite a lot about him. Good story. Not wonderful, but I expect I'll reread it a time or two. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Mar 15, 2011 |
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William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley loved each other from childhood and swore to marry no other. Their fathers had more practical and profitable intentions. William was told Elizabeth had gone to Ilmer to be married to Mauger and in his pain and rage took Mary of Bix to wife. Elizabeth, who had withstood starvation and beatings, yielded at last when a priest swore to her William had married Mary. But Mauger had taken Elizabeth for more than her moderate dowry. Soon her brothers were both dead and Elizabeth was heir to her father's lands.When Elizabeth's father died, Mauger moved his family to Hurley. And when he saw the rich lands of Marlowe across the river, he decided to marry his son to William's daughter, be rid of William, and have Marlowe too. William should have seen through Mauger's false front, but his heart and mind were paralyzed by the horrible thought of Elizabeth in Mauger's arms. And he nearly, so nearly, also became Mauger's victim.Publisher's Note: This book was previously published in 1980.

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