Book Reviews of Secret Song

Secret Song
Secret Song
Author: Catherine Coulter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451209290
ISBN-10: 045120929X
Publication Date: 9/2/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is the last and perhaps the best book in the medieval quartet. It's the story of Roland de Tournay and Daria of Fortescue. This book kept me engrossed from the very first page. There are real secrets lie in wait for your discovery. I kept reading it and simply couldn't put it down. The story is captivating and the plot is exciting and remains mysterious until the very last pages. Throughout the book before the plot turns out I felt sorry for Daria for Roland sees her as a liar and she just can't prove herself not one. Ms.Coulter did a good job in describing the love scenes and there are such scenes every once in a while. I loved to meet the characters from the previous books also.
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Worn-out plot elements make for an enervated conclusion to Coulter's ( Earth Song ) Song trilogy, set in the 13th century. Damon Le Mark's niece Daria de Fortescue is kidnapped on the way to her wedding: the kidnapper, Edmond of Clare, demands her dowry or he will rape her. Damon employs Roland de Tournay to recover the maid--provided she still is one. If not, says Damon to the rescuer, you can kill her. Roland poses as a priest to gain entrance to Clare's castle. Daria knocks Edmond out cold when he tries to ravish her, and Roland smuggles her out. Distrusting the unscrupulous Damon's motives, Roland decides to stash the young woman in Wales for temporary safekeeping but falls ill en route. Daria's ministrations include climbing into bed with her delirious protector, and she finds herself pregnant by a man who denies he's the father. Seeking assistance against Edmond, who is pursuing him, Roland approaches the king and queen of England; they take pity on Daria and urge Roland to marry her, blithely trusting that the reluctant bride and sulky groom will muddle their way to marital bliss--as, of course, they do.
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Roland de Tournay is a handsome rogue with a subtle wit and quick tongue. But he meets his destiny when he must rescue Daria of Fortesque-as daring, as clever, as fascinating as he is himself.
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Book 4 in the Medieval Song series.
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Another good one.
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Catherine Coulter does it again with the continuation of the "Song" trilogy (Earth Song and Fire Song). Travel back in time in the final noval to meet new friends and old in a romantic adventure.
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Good story. Good series.
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Great book
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Roland is sent to rescue Daria from the Welsh. The bond is instant and unbreakable yet he is a man and tries to resist
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Wonderfully entertaining read, historical, comical, romantic and fast moving.
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Characters from EARTH SONG and FIRESONG show up in this final novel of the SONG quartet. Roland de Tournay from EARTH SONG meets his fate at last.
Note: this book is not in pristine condition but if you're looking for a great story this will make you happy.
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Part of the Medieval romance "song" series.