From Brittany's misty shores to the decadent splendor of Paris's royal court, one woman must fulfill her destiny while facing the treacherous designs of Catherine de Medici, the dark queen.
She is Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, one of the Cheney sisters, renowned for their mystical skills and for keeping the isle secure and prosperous. But this is a time when women of ability are deemed sorceresses, when Renaissance France is torn by ruthless political intrigues, and all are held in thrall to the sinister ambitions of Queen Catherine de Medici. Then a wounded stranger arrives on Faire Isle, bearing a secret the Dark Queen will do everything in her power to possess. The only person Ariane can turn to is the comte de Renard, a nobleman with fiery determination and a past as mysterious as his own unusual gifts.
Riveting, vibrant, and breathtaking, The Dark Queen follows Ariane and Renard as they risk everything to prevent the fulfillment of a dreadful prophecy even if they must tempt fate and their own passions.
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|Rating||3.85 of 5.00|
|Series||The Dark Queen Saga #1|
|Number Of Pages||533 pages|
Reviews of [Download Book] The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll Online Stream
What I expected from this book:
I fairly historical account of court life surrounding Catherine de'Medici circa 1570's with a love story thrown in for good measure.
What this book is:
A romance novel based around 1570 with a lot of imaginative additions and a lot of historical subtractions.
Now it's not the book's fault that it wasn't what I wanted it to be. It can hardly rewrite itself just because I had a misconception of what the story was about.
But I still couldn't stand it, and I think if I tr
Books like this are the reason I'm glad I use the library and don't pay for books unless I know for a fact that they are wonderful. This one begins well enough, and reviews raved about how great it was, an awesome historical fiction, etc. I began to get suspicious when there were mentions of flashing eyes and a woman that didn't want to marry a mysterious stranger. "Huh, this sounds like a slutty romance novel. But no, other people said it was better than that..." And then I got to the part wher
Cheesy as hell, annoying martyr-type characters, a plot that should have been condensed into half the pages, & endless rah-rah-yay-women!! undertones that were as subtle as a sledgehammer through a wedding cake. In short: YAWN.
Ugh. If I wasn't the daughter of a librarian, I would have stopped after 50 pages. Nothing that I love more than historical fiction but when you turn it into a tawdry romance between completely average characters, no thanks. Won't be reading the rest of this series like I did with vampire academy last year, I learned my lesson!