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The Courtesan (Dark Queen, Bk 2)
The Courtesan - Dark Queen, Bk 2
Author: Susan Carroll
Skilled in passion, artful in deception, and driven by betrayal, she is the glittering center of the royal court -- but the most desired woman of Renaissance France will draw the wrath of a dangerous adversary. — Paris, 1575. The consort of some of Europe's most influential men, Gabrielle Cheney is determined to secure her future by winning the h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345437976
ISBN-10: 0345437977
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 534
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 122 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Courtesan (Dark Queen, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This was an excellent book! I recommend reading The Dark Queen first, or you'll be a bit lost.
reviewed The Courtesan (Dark Queen, Bk 2) on + 225 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Highly recommended historical drama, sequel to The dark Queen.
Witchcraft and the Dark Arts, Intrigue & Betrayal. The bittersweet love story of the honorable Capt.Remy and the lovely courtesan, Gabrielle,one of the Cheney sisters of Faire Isle. Two wounded souls who find love and redemption.
reviewed The Courtesan (Dark Queen, Bk 2) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
My favorite in the series. I've read this book twice so far and would read it again. You fall in love with the characters in the first book, and are happy to see this book focus on them. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I didn't enjoy this one as much as 'the Dark Queen'. It was well written, but had more of the pure romance genre feel to it. Not a bad read, but not up to par with the first in the series either.
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Helpful Score: 2
As w/The Dark Queen I tore through this book. It was compelling. Held my interest and never let me dow
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reviewed The Courtesan (Dark Queen, Bk 2) on + 43 more book reviews
Gabrielle Cheney has established herself as both a woman a court, and in the arms of the men of Paris, and she is even dabbling in becoming the mistress of the Huguenot Navarre king. However, one thing always takes Gabrielle's mind away from her conquest of power, the memory of her love the young captain Remy; who perished in the Huguenot masequere or so she believes until she receives the shock of her life, and then the tug of war begins between two very strong personalities. This part of the novel bothered me. The tug of war between Gabrielle and Remy; normally I can understand tug of war between two lovers, but the nobility in Remy's character to which he expects her character to live up to; and the attack that Gabrielle suffered were a bit over done. I suppose with these two at each other's throat's that is the point but opposite's had to attract in this book with Gabrielle's selfishness at other points because I could not stand it. I have a feeling this will be my least favorite book of the series, with amulet's, crazy bipolar friend's and Nostradamus sightings.
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While I liked the first book in this series fairly well, I just couldn't get into this book. I barely finished it, then with a lot of skipping around. I thought the third book was better, although predictable. It was just too much that she came to town to be a courtesan and was anything but.

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