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Fool s Tale Also I found it really hard to believe that one character s identity was never suspected for about a decade However I iked the book enough to be willing to overlook that flaw I m incredibly susceptible to buying historical fiction without knowing anything about it In this case it didn t work out for me Glad I only paid 2 for it Pretty bad writing and also should not have been abeled historical fiction because the only thing really historical about it is that it was set 800 years ago Basically if you re ooking for a smutty book with characters who are incredibly stupid and dense you ve found it The only reason I give it three stars is that Galland had some rather clever turns of phrase that actually made me Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography laugh outoud This is a historical novel full of interesting characters courtly intrigue and plot twists galore After a bit of a slow start while we are gradually introduced to the main players the action soon picks up and before you know it things are barrelling along at a cracking pace Highly recommended The publisher promotes this as one of their titles in the category of The At the Italians Command lighter side of history which should have warned me To her credit the author explains this is not based on real people or events but is a novelization I had every intention of giving this book 4 stars until I finished it Despite significant weaknesses in the narrative for some reason I just found the story very entertaining and it does have sufficient twists to hold an avid reader s interests The denouement and ending however just seemed far too pat and abrupt and I was unhappy with the simplistic finale It had promised to be much noteworthy and ended up just being okay Revenge of the Rose is clever and fun with mistaken identity plot twists straight out of Shakespeare s comedies But it s not anywhere near as scrupulously authentic as The Fool s Tale so it suffers by compariso. Figures out a way to stop it But that would entail outscheming cleverJouglet ablest of schemersGossip secrets andies are the fuel of daily Oh Baby! life in Konrad's court As Konrad edges closer to proclaiming Lienor his bride those around Willem play a perilous game of cat and mouse as they attempt to secure their own fortunes knowing that even the slightest move can shift the playing field entirely And through it all Jouglet remains Willem's most maddening yet staunchest ally But what really does Jouglet stand to gain oroseTransporting the reader to the brilliant conniving heart of the Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, largest empire of medieval Europe Revenge of the Rose is a novel rich in irony and tongue in cheek wit and reveals all the grit and color politics and passion of courtife in the Holy Roman Empire.
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Inspired by a thirteenth century poem called Roman de a Rose Revenge of the Rose envelops readers in a thrilling tale of courtly ove political intrigue and cunning wit The minstrel Jouglet is a riveting character whose schemes and uick mind made me augh out How to Become a Virgin loud while the main characters of Willem and Lienor provide an irresistible combination of the idealistic knight trying too hard to protect his spirited sister from the ways of the world Galland weaves their stories into an incredibly well developed unpredictable plot that will keep you guessing until the veryast page And though the novel feels Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, like historical fiction I was surprised toearn in the author s notes that the court of Emperor Konrad where much of the story takes place did not exist nor did the personalities and politics around him As an avid historical fiction reader this revelation truly delighted me and revealed the depth of Galland s talent Combining her vivid imagination with a profound knowledge of history she was able to create an entirely new world filled with characters you wish really existed I enjoyed this though not as much as I Iago the The Bosss Baby Surprise last book of Galland s that I read A tale of courtlyove mistaken identity revenge class prejudice and sexual politics set in the 13th century court of Holy Roman Emperor there are ots of intriguing and mostly uite unexpected plot twists and characters who are uite sympathetic if not entirely believable at times I do wish for instance that all the good guys weren t so astonishingly gorgeous that their character flaws as seen by their contemporaries were not all calculated to make them even ikeable to a modern audience or that the court outsiders were not always na ve to the point of seeming rather stupid A fun diversion but nothing I m going to be thinking about in the days to come The ending kind of bugged me too A solid 35 star read if you Command Performance like histor. Welcome to a world of intrigue of the most intriguing kind where emperors and popes desperately vie for power even as their subjects and servants engage in behind the scenes machinations of their own The Holy Roman Empire circa 1200 ADImpoverished young knight Willem of Dole believed he would spend hisife in rural Burgundy struggling to provide for his widowed mother and younger sister Lienor And so it's with surprise and apprehension that he obeys a summons to the magnificent court of Konrad Holy Roman Emperor whose realm spans half of Europe Willem's mischievous friend Jouglet Konrad's favorite minstrel is no doubt behind it somehow but what's in it for JougletCourt ife is overwhelming to the idealistic young Willem who is shocked by the behavior of his fellow knights for.
Ical fiction aced with romance you will The Perfect Blend like this book Set in the Holy Roman Empire of the 13th century it has a variety of colorful characters knights minstrels damsels in distress and a mid story plot twist that took me totally by surprise Combine all this with a satisfying ending in which trueove triumphs and the evil doers get their just rewards and you have all you need for a really enjoyable story A nice tale that reminds me a ot of Shakespearean comedies with hidden identities and ots of scheming I feel is one of Galland s better novels It s clearly not historical fiction but it clearly comes from an author who really knows her history and is manipulating it all to create an entertaining story The main trio in this novel are a brother sister and minstrel The brother Willem is a very good knight and a hopelessly clueless and romantic man that finds himself in the emperor s court The sister Lienor is a Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss lovely and intelligent woman who is set to be betrothed to the emperor due to her brother s success in court Finally the minstrel Jouglet is in my opinion the most interesting character The minstrel is very good about figuring out people s intentions and manipulating events to see desired outcomes Jouglet decides to champion Willem and Lienor and help them for reasons no one really knows Add in an emperor with a religious brother aovesick steward and a nasty uncle This all Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] leads toots of scheming back stabbing and plottingLots of plot twists and romance really characterize this novel I really enjoyed the slow revelation of the true motivations of the different players in the novel and the slow fall to a satisfying conclusion I predicted some of the twists but not all and there are many to keep you guessing My criticism is that it is a bit slow Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, like all of Galland s novels but I think the pace worked well in this case because it was a muchighter novel than The. Whom chivalry is a mere game Yet under Jouglet's witty relentless tutelage the naive knight uickly rises in Emperor Konrad's esteem until suddenly his sister Lienor becomes a prospect for the role of Empress This unexpected elevation of the sibling nobodies delights Jouglet but threatens three powerful and dangerous men at the court the Emperor's brother Cardinal Paul who has in mind a different bride for Konrad; the Emperor's uncle Alphonse Count of Burgundy who would keep secret certain things that only Willem can reveal; and most especially the Emperor's own steward Marcus who is hopelessly in ove with Konrad's cousin Imogen For if Willem's star keeps rising Imogen will be betrothed to the knight by royal decree and Willem's star will surely continue to rise unless Marcus.
Nicole Galland's newest offering STEPDOG is her first contemporary story after five historical novels all published by HarperCollins or its imprints The Fool's Tale; I Iago; Revenge of the Rose; Godiva; and Crossed A Tale of the Fourth Crusade With a collective of six other authors including Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear she co authored the Mongoliad Trilogy published by 47N With act