I first encountered Rebecca Lochlann on a Goodreads discussion, as I recall about the book ‘Ariadne’ by June Rachuy Brindel. That sadly neglected novel ‘Ariadne’ is, unsurprisingly, about Ariadne, the Cretan princess who takes Theseus as her lover and according to the legend, is separated from him at Naxos (legends vary as to the reason). … Continue reading ‘Child of the Erinyes’ – a Riveting Series by Rebecca Lochlann
Swinley Forest - once a notorious danger spot for highway robbery. So, skipping a bit now, I come to a slight career change on the part of those two assiduous rascals, Emile Dubois and his one-time valet Georges. They've escaped to the UK, and Emile's sister Charlotte -the only one he succeeded in rescuing on … Continue reading Emile and Georges as Highwaymen
Georges' piratical lieutenant isn't able to make any money by letting Gilles Longlegs know where the blonde Englishwoman has gone. She seems to have vanished completely. A couple of weeks later, Georges is in his room behind the workshop which serves as a necessary cover for his activities, entertaining two women once again (perhaps this … Continue reading News from Citizen Gilles
Meanwhile, Georges, Emile's companion in roguishness and one time servant, is disporting himself - as usual in his time off from his warlord existence - in female company when he hears the news about Monsieur Gilles' romantic misadventures from one of his lieutenants.He's eating onion soup, and a very voluptuous woman with Titian colouring is … Continue reading Southern Georges revels in excess.
Georges and Agnes, of course, complement each other in turn. They both provide a bit of light relief – their down to earth attitudes forming a comical counterpart to any highflown sentiments on the part of their ‘master’ and ‘mistress’. They were a delight to write about too, and I became very fond of them. … Continue reading Georges and Agnes – Perfectly Matched
Lord Ynyr is in many ways Kenrick’s opposite. He is handsome, his good looks striking. They so impress Sophie that she is puzzled as to why she isn’t more thrilled by him. He’s humane, particularly by the standards of the time, when many landowners refused to see the suffering of their poorer tenants and the … Continue reading Lord Ynyr is in most ways Kenrick’s opposite; good looking, charming, good natured, kind to his tenants…
Meanwhile, Georges, Emile's companion in roguishness and one time servant, is disporting himself - as usual in his time off from his warlord existence - in female company when he hears the news about Monsieur Gilles' romantic misadventures from one of his lieutenants. He's eating onion soup, and a very voluptuous woman with Titian colouring … Continue reading Southern Georges Revels in Excess ..