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Yorkshire England 1535, Catherine Percy, eldest of three sisters (who are all fleeing King Henry's men), has arrived at Balvenie Castle, home for John Stewart, earl of Athol(cousin to James V of England). Athol unwittingly compromises Catherine, forcing her to marry him. The story of the tensions and passions these two people incur along with a really good mystery plotline, makes for an enjoyable read! The history is accurately portrayed and is made interesting. Catherine's two sisters each have a story with the conclusion of the mystery of The Treasure of Tiberius. A definite keeper! #2 title is The Enchantress, #3 is The Firebrand. Will be looking forward to reading them!
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character    -   searching for a treasure Struggling with whom?    -   Brother Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   related by blood If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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