Lord of the Keep Book Summary and Study Guide

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Gilles first meets Emma when her uncle drags her before his castle court to be judged impure because she is pregnant (with Gilles illegitimate son though he does not know this because Emma refuses to name the father of her child). Gilles admires her pride despite the uncle's humiliation and rules to help her. Two years later, they meet again when the hunts dogs try to attack her and her babe (his grandson). He takes her into the keep and as his mistress.
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But trouble comes again, when his illegitimate son returns. Gilles is ageing, somewhat insecure about his relationship with Emma and fears she may be drawn toward his son as all the women are. His son wishes to cause problems between Emma and his father because he hates him, and she tries to prevent this, but Gilles' fears often complicate this.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   the father of the child If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   brat children need muzzling

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   angry    -   sensitive    -   a better lover    -   scared    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   servant Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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