Book Reviews of The Game (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 4)

The Game (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 4)
The Game - de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 4
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780380775736
ISBN-10: 0380775735
Publication Date: 3/1/1995
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book many years ago and I believe it to be one of Brenda's best!!! The book is well written with a well developed plot, setting, and characters. The political intrigue and historical significance of a time gone-by is obviously well researched and thought out by Ms. Joyce. A good read if you like history woven through your romantic storylines.
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked the storyline in this book, but I really enjoyed the historical characters - Queen Elizabeth, Robert Dudley, Thomas Butler, William Cicel, etc. I felt like I got to know a little bit more about them through this storyline, even though the story was fiction (the author tried to keep the historical facts as accurate as she could).
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Helpful Score: 1
An EXCELLENT read. Has pirates, Queen Elizabeth I, and a convent raised herione. Lots of twists and turns and nothing is exactly as you expect.
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Excellent! A must read.

The author of After Innocence creates a smoldering, if uneven, novel with all the pomp, pageantry and quite a few of the personages of the Elizabethan era. Heading home to Ireland from the Norman convent where she has spent six years, Katherine FitzGerald is abducted on the high seas by notorious pirate Liam O'Neill, bastard son of a barbaric clan chieftain. From her kidnapper Katherine learns that her father is languishing in London under house arrest, deposed by his cousin FitzMaurice. If the pirate's report is true, Katherine's fortune and any hopes for a fitting marriage are lost, leaving her the pirate's prize. Given the stakes, she demands proof of the story in exchange for her pliancy. The pair's covert journey to London is interrupted when they are captured and brought before a furious Queen Elizabeth. Lord Leicester and William Cecil urge the queen to keep Katherine under close watch as a Lady in Waiting?an uncomfortable situation as the vain and petulant queen brooks no rivals for her favorites' affections, especially Liam's. If Joyce abuses the game motif (in part no doubt to push a Game contest aimed at retailers and distributors), this is nonetheless a lusty narrative that will appeal to her fans.
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The Players
Released from the sanctuarv of a French convent, highborn, tempestuous Katherine FitzGerald sets sail for her beloved Ireland -- only to find herself prisoner of the infamous pirate known to the Elizabethans as the Master of the Seas.

The Moves
The pirate captain is Liam O'Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen. A hardened court player, he is determined to win the willful Katherine while advancing his own secret causes. But now he must risk evervthing he cherishes in order to triumph at a very treacherous game -- through heartbreaking deception ... and by breaking all the rules.

The Game
has begun...
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Very good book.
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The Game is a powerful epic tale set against an Elizabethan backdrop, a tale filled with intrigue and ambition, love and passion. Katherine FitzGerald, daughter of the Earl of Desmound, the most powerful Lord in southern Ireland, has been forgotten in a convent in France. She escapes only to be captured by the notorious pirate, Liam O'Neill, the Master of The Seas.
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Book Description

The Players
Released from the sanctuarv of a French convent, highborn, tempestuous Katherine FitzGerald sets sail for her beloved Ireland -- only to find herself prisoner of the infamous pirate known to the Elizabethans as the Master of the Seas.

The Moves
The pirate captain is Liam O'Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen. A hardened court player, he is determined to win the willful Katherine while advancing his own secret causes. But now he must risk evervthing he cherishes in order to triumph at a very treacherous game -- through heartbreaking deception ... and by breaking all the rules.

The Game
has begun...
reviewed The Game (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 4) on + 29 more book reviews
Released from the sanctuary of a French convent, highbor, tempestuous Katherine FitzGerald sets sail for Ireland, only to find herself prison of the infamous pirate known as the Master of the Seas. Pirate captain, Liam O'Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen is determined to win Katherine while advancing his own secret causes. He must risk everything in order to triumph at a treachous game, through heartbreaking deception and by breaking all the rules. Setting= 1571
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Released from the sanctuary of a French convent, highborn, tempestous Katherine Fitzgerald set sail for her beloved Ireland - only to find herself prisoner of the infamous pirate known to the Elizabethans as the Master of the Seas.

The pirate captains Liam O'Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen. A hardened court player, he is determined to win the willful Katherine while advancing his own secret causes.
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I found this book to be the ultimate in historical pirate adventure and romance. This book was very enjoyable.