Wednesday, December 30, 2015

First Impressions: G547 The Review of The Lady of the Castle by Iny Lorentz

Name of Book: The Lady in the Castle

Author: Iny Lorentz

ISBN: 978-1477826720

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

Year it was published: 2005

Summary:

Marie lives happily in Sobernburg Castle with her beloved husband, Michel Adler, a tremendous achievement for a woman who was once the "Wandering Harlot." The happy couple longs for a family, but when Michel is called to battle against the rebellious Hussites, they have to put those dreams on hold until- if they're lucky, Michel returns home.

Soon after his departure, Marie is thrilled to find she is already with child, but this bright news is quickly tarnished by anxiety for her husband's return. News of him trickles in: first that he's been knighted for his exemplary courage in battle . . . and then that he disappeared without a trace during a grisly massacre and is presumed dead. Pregnant and alone, Marie's place in the world is once again precarious. Unwilling to abandon the hope that her husband has somehow survived, Marie escapes form the castle and takes to the road once more to find Michel and save her family.

In this sequel to The Wandering Harlot, bestselling author Iny Lorentz transports readers to a richly rendered fifteenth-century Germany, where courage and true love conquer all.

Opinion:

I'm really not sure if its the translation of the story itself, but the beginning chapter didn't really draw me in, and it somehow felt dry. I also think that one would need to read the prequel in order to like the sequel, but that's just me, or maybe I'm just disappointed to learn that this book is part of the series and I didn't know that when I entered the Giveaway for it. Plus, so far, only two books are translated, and I kind of have a personal rule about not reading something until its fully completed.

Verdict:

I won this from Goodreads Firstreads Program

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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