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Nding of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country's most widely read novelists' Sunday Times 'Full blooded dramatic exciting' Observer 'Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama' New York Times 'Outstanding' Vanity Fair. The Passionate Enemies has a laughable jacket description Definitely leaning on the side of ridiculousness She was Matilda The arrogant cold daughter of Henry I An empress a woman who had worn out one aging husband only to dominate her next a mere boy Geoffrey first of the fiery Plantagenets Only one man had ever mattered to Matilda ever since childhood He was her cousin He was married He was her true love He was her rival to the throne her enemy He was Stephen A man who used honey in a land of warriors who sweetened whatever cup would toast his claim to the throne And the only obstacle in his path toward ruling all of England and Normandy was Henry s daughter his own cousin his one true love Forever to fight Forever to love they were THE PASSIONATE ENEMIESThe Passionate Enemies falls into the so bad it s almost good group I definitely enjoyed The Bastard King than this one This is the third book in the trilogy The middle book is The Lion of Justice Stephen and Matilda s love story begins in the second book Considering the fact that she left Henry I s court to marry when she was so very young at most 12 or 13 there are so many creepy layers to this one NOT that I m saying The Passionate Enemies is creepier than say Flowers in the Attic That would be impossible The book begins with the tragedy of the White Ship Henry I loses his son and heir William While Henry I has scores of illegitimate children he has only one other legitimate child Matilda His first idea is of course to remarry and have a new son But after years of waiting for this new wife to conceive he admits that it isn t to be He then decides that Matilda will be the one But can he convince a nation to be be ruled by a ueen Only time will tell Meanwhile Stephen is the ever hopeful nephew He wants his uncle to name him as heir He is desperate to be king If only he wasn t married to ANOTHER MATILDA he would try to marry his cousin Matilda By the way the two Matilda s are cousins as well Life would be perfect if Matilda and Stephen could share the throne The reader is privileged to all of Stephen s daydreams about his cousin The battle between Stephen and Matilda begins after Henry I s deathThe book is readable I couldn t say I enjoyed it exactly It is so dramatic and ridiculous in places But it s never boring

Review The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3

The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3

Succession If he fails the throne will pass to Matilda and Henry fears that his nobles will not willingly serve a woman But after his death this feckless daughter becomes the focus of a line of would be kings and soon the country is plunged into a bitter civil war that only a child can undo 'Jean Plaidy by the skilful ble. I think I prefer Sharon Kay Penman s When Christ and all his saints slept to this book It was a good book but I found too much was crammed into the last 150 pages Sharon s book has detail into this civil war and the people involved than Jean does

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DISCOVER A LOST CLASSIC IN PLAIDY'S SCINTILLATING NORMAN SERIES This is the third and final book in The Norman Trilogy and tells the story of the last days of the reign of Henry I His son and wife are dead and Henry hastily remarries a woman than thirty years his junior in the hope of producing a male heir and securing the. This is an ok ending to a series I would have liked to see effort on the character of Stephen I think he s an interesting king when it comes down to it Matilda is a woman who stands out The other characters in the book pull it together nicely but it s lacking the spice of the first two


10 thoughts on “The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3

  1. says:

    No nasty descriptive sex in this book like all her books And I like that I love all her booksbut I liked The Bastard King; the first of her Norman Trilogy the best

  2. says:

    This is an ok ending to a series I would have liked to see effort on the character of Stephen I think he’s an interesting king when it comes down to it Matilda is a woman who stands out The other characters in the book pull it together nicely but it’s lacking the spice of the first two

  3. says:

    stick a fork in me

  4. says:

    Incredibly melodramatic and occasionally unintentionally hilarious in its depiction of the relationship between

  5. says:

    This third in the trillergy was a good read focusing on the later life of Henry I and the lovehate relationship which led to and continued throughout the period of anarchy as Eing Stephen and Emporess Matilda vied

  6. says:

    I think I prefer Sharon Kay Penman's When Christ and all his saints slept to this book It was a good book but I found too much was crammed into the last 150 pages Sharon's book has detail into this civil war and the people involved th

  7. says:

    A bit of a throw away It includes the concept that Stephen and Matilda were in love and met way than is possible factually

  8. says:

    empress mathilda daughter of Henry I Beauclerc and grand daughter of Willia the Conueror and the fight for the throne between her and her cousi

  9. says:

    The Passionate Enemies has a laughable jacket description Definitely leaning on the side of ridiculousness She was Matilda

  10. says:

    Like the second instalment of the Norman Trilogy “The Passionate Enemies” does not match the brilliance of Book 1 yet

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