Ares Of Westford Latter Annals of Lystra ePUB ï Of

Ares Of Westford Latter Annals of Lystra ePUB ï Of

Ares Of Westford Latter Annals of Lystra [EPUB] ✰ Ares Of Westford Latter Annals of Lystra ✶ Robin Hardy – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The murder of Surchatain Cedric has ended his brutal reign over Lystra But according to the Law of Roman Cedric's son seven year old Henry must either rule or die when he comes of age To save his life Westford Latter Epub Û The murder of Surchatain Cedric has ended his brutal reign over Lystra But according to the Law of Roman Cedric's son seven year old Henry must either rule or die when he comes of age Of Westford Latter Annals of Epub / To save his life Commander Ares swears to uphold Henry's ascension But while the throne is vacant pretenders come pouring into Westford to press preposterous claims of rulership In the midst of this turmoil the young Chataine of arar arrives seeking safety from pursuit In choosing to shelter her Ares Ares Of MOBI :Þ invites attacks from enemies known and unknown When the crisis comes to a head and leadership is thrust upon Ares long hidden pages of Roman's Law come to light that seal Henry's fate and make Ares' course inevitable Ares of Westford is the seuel to Nicole of Prie Mer in the Latter Annals of Lystra Robin Hardy is the author of the Sammy series the Streiker Saga the Annals of Lystra Nicole of Prie Mer Book One of the Latter Annals of Lystra and Padre She Of Westford Latter PDF Ì is also the editor of WW Melton's classic devotional Sifted But Saved For photos articles guest features and updates on new releases see Robin's website at wwwrobinhardycom.


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  1. English English says:

    Ares of Westford picks up where the first novel finishes off shortly after the death of Surchatain Cedric At 7 Henry his son is too young to reign himself and Ares agrees to rule as `co regent' alongside Carmine until he comes of ageIn the absence of the ruler various contenders and imposters turn up from far and wide to press claims to the throne both genuine and false and the Lystrans have to use all their `ingenuity' to deal with them whilst dealing with various threats from within and withoutThere is certainly plenty of political intrigue in this novel which can create tension drama and interest and is certainly consistent with the reality of some medieval royal courts Yet somehow perhaps the stories are a little too reliant on this device and complexity comes at the expense of character development motivation or plausibility Also I felt some incidents were decidedly unrealistic and unconvincingIn the most example the daughter of the former ruler the title used in the novel is `Chataine' euivalent to a Princess decides to get revenge on her ex by relating how she went to bed with his father and making out she enjoyed itIn a society in which reputation and good name mattered greatly especially for a woman it seems totally unbelievable that any Lady of high standing would have dreamed of revealing she had having committed adultery and incest in public Especially not a woman like Renee who had already been compromisedYet none of the other characters so much as raise an eyebrow let alone considers her actions shocking Apparently they are so `liberal' and `enlightened' that bragging about sexual perversion in public is not considered inappropriate for a `respectable' and `honourable' Lady like Renee so her reputation miraculously survives intact Of course we are supposed to believe this was also because the characters realised on hearing her recount how she willingly engaged in this act that she was actually `raped' Yeah right If nothing else the above is a good of how the common social moral and religious attitudes values expectations and conventions of the medieval period do not seem to be represented by the character in this series and are certainly not applied to Renee There are a lot of period terms and phrases and details but they seem superficial in comparisonMoving on in another place the Lystrans manage to fool someone that another character is royal by dressing up in a posh dress Not only did it seem implausible that he would have no idea how old the girl was and so would be fooled by a woman several years older but there was a lot to being royal than clothes So it did not seem plausible that one could just dress up a commoner and because she was `regal' nobody would notice the difference What does that even mean anyway? Frankly though pretty much all of the villains in this series appear stupid and gullible as they fall for the same dupes time and time againThere were also some religious issues with the implication in one passage that a person's good deed can outweigh their bad when Ares finds a law which can conveniently be interpreted in such a way as to exonerate some of his friends and royal officials of their unlawful acts In another place it was stated that soldiers who died in battle had `commended their own souls to God' and gone to heaven when there was no indication that they had accepted Christ or been forgiven of their sinThe conclusion of the novel though arguably `dramatic' does seem a little predictable and perhaps bound to happen the way it did to bring about a happy endingPersonally Ares of Westford is not a novel I would recommend particularly if one is looking for a good and authentic period novel with a sound spiritual message


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10 thoughts on “Ares Of Westford Latter Annals of Lystra

  1. English English says:

    Ares of Westford picks up where the first novel finishes off shortly after the death of Surchatain Cedric At 7 Henry his son is too young to reign himself and Ares agrees to rule as `co regent' alongside Carmine until he comes of ageIn the absence of the ruler various contenders and imposters turn up from far and wide to press claims to the throne both genuine and false and the Lystrans have to use all their `ingenuity' to deal with them whilst dealing with various threats from within and withoutThere is certainly plenty of political intrigue in this novel which can create tension drama and interest and is certainly consistent with the reality of some medieval royal courts Yet somehow perhaps the stories are a little too reliant on this device and complexity comes at the expense of character development motivation or plausibility Also I felt some incidents were decidedly unrealistic and unconvincingIn the most example the daughter of the former ruler the title used in the novel is `Chataine' euivalent to a Princess decides to get revenge on her ex by relating how she went to bed with his father and making out she enjoyed itIn a society in which reputation and good name mattered greatly especially for a woman it seems totally unbelievable that any Lady of high standing would have dreamed of revealing she had having committed adultery and incest in public Especially not a woman like Renee who had already been compromisedYet none of the other characters so much as raise an eyebrow let alone considers her actions shocking Apparently they are so `liberal' and `enlightened' that bragging about sexual perversion in public is not considered inappropriate for a `respectable' and `honourable' Lady like Renee so her reputation miraculously survives intact Of course we are supposed to believe this was also because the characters realised on hearing her recount how she willingly engaged in this act that she was actually `raped' Yeah right If nothing else the above is a good of how the common social moral and religious attitudes values expectations and conventions of the medieval period do not seem to be represented by the character in this series and are certainly not applied to Renee There are a lot of period terms and phrases and details but they seem superficial in comparisonMoving on in another place the Lystrans manage to fool someone that another character is royal by dressing up in a posh dress Not only did it seem implausible that he would have no idea how old the girl was and so would be fooled by a woman several years older but there was a lot to being royal than clothes So it did not seem plausible that one could just dress up a commoner and because she was `regal' nobody would notice the difference What does that even mean anyway? Frankly though pretty much all of the villains in this series appear stupid and gullible as they fall for the same dupes time and time againThere were also some religious issues with the implication in one passage that a person's good deed can outweigh their bad when Ares finds a law which can conveniently be interpreted in such a way as to exonerate some of his friends and royal officials of their unlawful acts In another place it was stated that soldiers who died in battle had `commended their own souls to God' and gone to heaven when there was no indication that they had accepted Christ or been forgiven of their sinThe conclusion of the novel though arguably `dramatic' does seem a little predictable and perhaps bound to happen the way it did to bring about a happy endingPersonally Ares of Westford is not a novel I would recommend particularly if one is looking for a good and authentic period novel with a sound spiritual message

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