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The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri July 9th, 2010, 7:31 pm

Page 431 still with the dead bunny,

The Queen of England sniffled and clutched the furry carcass to her bosom, a bosom on which a crucifix set with pearls bobbed as if riding the crest of raging waves. "How can I part with Philomena when you will be leaving me as well? Oh, John, I can't bear it."
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Gabriele Campbell
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Postby Gabriele Campbell » Sat July 10th, 2010, 12:47 am

Which Queen of England and John are that?

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sat July 10th, 2010, 12:52 am

"Gabriele Campbell" wrote:Which Queen of England and John are that?


John Lackland himself and Isabelle(a). If Michele doesn't surface soon I'm going spoilers ahoy and spilling the big plot twist. I know you all are dying for it ;)
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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Sat July 10th, 2010, 1:50 am

If Michele doesn't surface soon I'm going spoilers ahoy and spilling the big plot twist. I know you all are dying for it


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Postby Gabriele Campbell » Sat July 10th, 2010, 2:41 am

"Misfit" wrote:John Lackland himself and Isabelle(a).


The author could at least have chosen a lapdog. Fat rabbits just don't have the same impact, at least not on me. I keep thinking Vorpal bunny. :D
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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Sat July 10th, 2010, 5:47 am

Or the killer rabbit at the end of Monte Python and the Holy Grail. There's just something naturally humorous about rabbits in juxtaposition with almost anything else.
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Postby Misfit » Sat July 10th, 2010, 11:43 am

All right, Michele seems to have dropped off the earth, or is off flying airplanes again so I'll spill the beans ;)

SPOILERS AHOY. ENTER AT YOUR OWN PERIL.


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Our hero, who at first glance is this hardcore mercenary with perhaps a heart of gold, turns out to be a son of Armand de Lusignan (why he was kept secret I have no idea - there's also an older secret son who is a Templar!!). Constance wanted revenge on the Plantagenets so she cooked up this scheme with Armand and betrothed Eleanor to his son when they were kids - so now the Lusignans and the Bretons are plotting to toss John and put Eleanor on the throne with the Lusignan son as King of England!!

**End Spoilers*
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Postby Misfit » Sat July 10th, 2010, 12:53 pm

I think I forgot to mention, our heroine was so well read in the convent that she got the nickname *Sister Scholastica*.
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Postby Kasthu » Sat July 10th, 2010, 3:38 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I think I forgot to mention, our heroine was so well read in the convent that she got the nickname *Sister Scholastica*.


... but it's not completely apparent from the way that she behaves in the book that she's all that intelligent.

BTW, the editor's note at the beginning of the ARC is probably one of the worst I've ever read...

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Postby Misfit » Sat July 10th, 2010, 4:17 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:... but it's not completely apparent from the way that she behaves in the book that she's all that intelligent.

BTW, the editor's note at the beginning of the ARC is probably one of the worst I've ever read...


Had to go back and reread, it is strange as well as the author's notes - she's rather carefree about the whole thing.

What I thought odd was the only heir being locked up in a nunnery in the first place. Very disappointing.
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