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Yet for all the dizzying Semitic connections, Asserate reminds us, Ethiopia converted to Christianity in the fourth century AD, when the Ark of the Covenant was allegedly transferred there from southern Egypt. The Old Testament casket, lined with gold to accommodate the two tablets of the Ten Commandments, is said to reside today in the church of St Mary of Zion, near the Eritrean border. But some believed that Selassie was the saviour whose coming had been foretold in the Old Testament. Selassie projected an image of himself as a paternalistic ruler.
Yet in lampooning Selassie as a tinpot Caesar, Waugh and other critics rather missed the point. Why should the European powers have all the pomp and ceremony? Most people-traffickers under his regime were Muslims, who converted their captives to Islam. I remember reading this entire series when I was in high school. This second in the series, well, all I can say is, "What the? Cat, the daughter of Damask the heroine from the first book is bored and hanging out at her step-sister's digs. She wanders down to the boat dock and happens up Jake Pennlyon, who is conceited a I remember reading this entire series when I was in high school.
She wanders down to the boat dock and happens up Jake Pennlyon, who is conceited and arrogant from the get-go and only gets worse. La ti dah, she resists him even though she's secretly, what, turned on? By him.
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He eventually blackmails her into becoming betrothed to him. But, wait! She tricks him and pretends to be ill and he sails away before they can be wed. From here, it just gets so ridiculous. In fact, it's so stupid, I can't believe I didn't remember how stupid it was and skip it maybe my younger self thought it tantalizing?
How a "heroine" of any book can fall in love with not one, but two; men who rape her is beyond me.
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And, the one she of course ultimately loves, is the one who also routinely cheats on her and brings bastard sons to live in her house. So, yeah. I kept reading it only because of the brief snippets of Tudor and Stuart history which was sadly too much in the background. The next book will center on Cat's daughter and I certainly hope she has more sense than her mother. The Lion Triumphant is actually a sequel to Ms. Carr's previous novel, The Miracle At St.
Bruno's, which I had enjoyed very much. I was rather disappointed in the sequel as it drug on at a maddeningly slow pace at times, particularly when the heroine, Cat or Catalina, was incarcerated at the Spanish hacienda by her abductor, Felipe, who later became her husband.
I found it too ironic that her suitor, Jake, just happened to show up immediately after a 3-year period of trying to find her only to d The Lion Triumphant is actually a sequel to Ms. What I did like was how Ms. What a wonderful story! Starts as classic pirate romance novel — sailor who is ready to get what he wants and maiden who does not want the sailor. Almost like The Taming the Shrew.
The story is full of twist and turns, and the minute you think you know what will happen next, it might go that way or not. It is wonderfully written, nice tempo, nice fluidity. Reminds me a lot of Barbara Erskine books, or should it be the other way around, since Lion Triumphant is written almost 40 years ago and Barbara Erskine first book was published some 30 years ago.
But the way, how Philippa Carr mixes real historic events into her novels are very enjoyable experience. It is good change from contemporary and modern romance novels. I love this book. I love this series! Every year I read the Philippa Carr series I have each one of the books. This one is full of things that happen. There is never a dull moment. Set back in Mary I barely and Elizabeth I reigns. I will add to this one. This is a typical swashbuckling story of the ages.
A pirate comes to town and changes everything. Sometimes I want to smack our heroine but then others I adore her!!! This is the series that made me fall in love with reading. Feb 14, Karen Dempsey rated it it was amazing.
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My second favorite, behind "Lament.. I felt that Philippa Carr wrote the book in the 's, she was so true to the way life was back then. The Armada invasion at the end of the book was a thrilling climax and I was really swept away with the emotion of the Queens speech and the fictional characters woven in with real history. You know you are reading a great book when you have a great mental picture of My second favorite, behind "Lament.. You know you are reading a great book when you have a great mental picture of all the characters, right down to their breeches and velvets.
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Nov 16, Cphe rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , war , historical-romance. A swashbuckling seafaring romance during the time of Elizabeth1 when England was renowmed for her Navy and taking on the might of the Spanish Armada. This is a very dated romance now and the hero Jake Pennylon left a lot to be desired in his actions and justifications for his pursuit of women and sons.
No way could this be considered a PC romance. His long suffering wife Catherine certainly wasn't a pushover by any means and managed to hold her own. Still it was an engaging romance with some excel A swashbuckling seafaring romance during the time of Elizabeth1 when England was renowmed for her Navy and taking on the might of the Spanish Armada. Still it was an engaging romance with some excellent historical detail and a list of characters that were interesting.
The varied conflicts, settings, and characters all gelled together to create an entertaining narrative. Feb 10, Ada rated it really liked it Shelves: gothic-romance. I really enjoyed this book because it was exciting and held my interest from the first page. I enjoyed the main character's strong will. The book is set in the 's at the begining of Elizabeth III reign. It portrays a lot of the religious strife of the period and also delves into the Spanish inquisition.
I would probably rate it pg-pg13 because it does talk about unfaithfulness and mistresses. I just could not deal with the rape and the Stockholm syndrome of the main character, Cat. She fell in love not once but twice her rapists. I know the book was written years ago and it takes place in a time when women had little choice, but it felt like I was supposed to be glad that she was content to marry men who sexually assaulted her. Just didn't work for me. Dec 13, Becky rated it really liked it. A swashbuckling story of England when pirates raided Spanish galleons for gold to take back to Eliz.
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Of course, Felipe has fallen in love with her as well. There are rumors that Felipe had a hand in the death of his first wife — which Catharine also has some suspicions of — and there are murmurings that Catharine bewitched Felipe. I did not like Felipe at all. I read the ebook version and I really liked the experience.
I would have finished by now, but I took the time to work on this instead. One of the best things about the book is that the hard-to-accept male lead, Jake, spends a lot of time somewhere else — usually at sea. Whole chapters go by without him featured. I find it interesting to note that a lot is made of the fact Honey and Edwina are descended from a witch.
I guess only descendants through the female line count when referring to witchcraft. Though not my favorite book — or favorite hero — I can see myself re-reading this book at a later date. Rating :. Skip to primary content.
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