Thursday, September 27, 2012
New Review: Madeline Hunter’s BY POSSESSION – 1st in the 14th Century London Series is a Keeper!
This was my first by Madeline Hunter and I have since purchased all in her 14th Century London series (see list below). It is an amazing romance...great historical setting, very detailed characters, realistic dialog for the period and a wonderful heartrending story of love that overcomes many obstacles.
Set in the time of King Edward II, it is the story of Addis de Valence, a high born nobleman and knight, and Moira Falkner, the daughter of a nobleman's mistress and a bondwoman to Valence, though she claims her mother's lover freed her. She has secretly loved Addis since she was 12 and always seemed to be there when he needed care or comforting, though he was promised to the high born Claire, Moira's friend. Addis married Claire, who was vain and selfish and deserted Addis when he was sorely wounded and it was thought he'd never walk again. Now back from years in captivity in the Baltic, where he was taken in the Crusades as a slave, he fights to regain his rightful place all the while wanting Moira by his side and without benefit of marriage. But she will not go the path of her mother.
You will love this story, I promise. I couldn't put it down; and it's worth a re-read! Here's the 14th Century London series in chronological order (the order in which the stories take place, NOT publication order):
LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS