Monday, February 01, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 452
Series : #2 Isolde Trilogy
Format : Arthurian Fiction, Fantasy
Reason for Reading : Arthurian II Challenge, to continue with the series

Tristan and Isolde are back having spent 10 years as secret lovers. Isolde's mother, the Queen of Ireland is dying and Isolde must return to her homeland to take the crown and be Queen of both Ireland and Cornwall. It will not be as easy as anticipated, enemies of Isolde are gathering who think the Mother Rite is passed and it is time for a man and King to rule.

Meanwhile Tristan is ordered back to the court of his uncle and Isolde's husband, King Mark. On the way though he is held against his will by a powerful necromancer woman who wants his bed service. He struggles to remain loyal to his Lady, but more temptation is to follow. A French Princess whose father loved the Irish Queen is named after Isolde. She prefers to be called Blanche and is known by her subjects as The Maiden of White Hands. She has set her sights on Tristan who she feels is the Knight of her Dreams. Tristan will escape one trap and fall straight into another.

A great follow up to the first book in the series. Tristan and Isolde continue to be interesting characters and the new secondary characters like Blanche were a welcome addition. Although she wasn't the most pleasant of characters, I was glad things worked out well for her in the end. Looking forward to the final installment.


Alice said...

Hi Rhinoa, I think I've read your review of the first book and enjoyed it. This one sounds good as well. I might get started on this series later.