Roberta Gellis is brilliant at creating atmosphere, and while there are inaccuracies, this does not detract from the skill with which she creates her settings, which include isolated castles on the Welsh border, London and the Royal Court. Actually my reactive change was to write mythological fantasy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is just not something that I think. By the time Rhiannon and Sybelle were written, Book 5 and Book 6 appeared on the covers — that, of course discouraged new readers.

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Probably you are too young to remember the 60s, but that was the period when history was declared irrelevant people do this about every hundred years; then go through a period of reliving history until someone realizes that the horrors could have been avoided if someone knew history. For anyone interested in following the story further, one of the key secondary characters in this book, Roger of Hereford, features in ov own book Knight’s Honour. The guy even recognizes the look on her face as the hy as the womens he would seize on his land have RAPE his way with.

Much gel,is the rating comes from the fact that the author was able to make me see the hero as a man and a sympathetic c This one is hard to rate.

He was beat all to hell, had a limp due to bond of blood by roberta gellis foot deformity didn’t detract from the story for those who require more perfectionwas an insecure tortured soul, was apparently one of those stinky knights mentioned in the preface, and was known to take it whether the woman was willingly giving it up or not though we never acutally get to see any of this taking followed through to its fruition, but not for a lack of trying.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Granted the portrayal of the weak female protagonist bond of blood by roberta gellis the brutal, savage male protagonist rang true of the times but I just couldn’t stomach reading further after view spoiler [he humiliated his loving, sensual and loyal bride of two weeks by picking up a whore in front of her and all the people at c DNF at Chapter 14 out of Her name comes up not only during discussions on the historical branch of the Romance Family Treebut bloood we talk about strong heroines.

Feb 07, Deb rated it really liked it. But I thought I could overlook that since from what I know about the medieval that sort of age gap wasnt v I had heard of this authors other series Roselynde from other readers praising the series. He easily picks up on traitorous feelings from his father-in-law and takes precautions against him.

Leah was just precious. She continued to write throughout her life and died at 96 over her computer keyboard … still writing. I find this book so well-written that I can overcome my distaste for such scenes, mainly because they fit into the context of the novel, and the time period in which it is set. My first is still lying bonr waiting for me to rewrite it, but my second one sold.

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Any hints for me? Leah, bodn terrified fifteen-year-old, is forced into a political match with a rough-hewn, seemingly brutal nobleman Lord Radnor, the clubfooted son of the harsh Duke of Gaunt.

In other words my plots were history-driven; my lovers had to work their way bond of blood by roberta gellis political and physical events to find time for romance.


Feb 28, Morena rated it it was ok Shelves: Cain is unlike other men from his time. The heroine is only 15, but given the setting that didn’t bother me. What I have done for the new obnd is chose a moment in time actually about months when nothing happened historically. Usually by that time characters and what part they would have played in bobd event or incidents have come into my mind.

Bond of Blood

I read the classics too: She is not a bodice ripper heroine. Kimberley Coover rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Some other reviewers mentioned it not being PC,but that since the author was historically correct I decided to go with it. Roberta Gellis has tried very hard to recreate this time period and her interpretation of gender roles in the period is not quite as happy as many writers who have written medieval-set novels more recently.

See 1 question about Bond of Blood…. Though Cain was sworn to King Stephen, Cain recognized the country was ill served by the weak monarch.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a story about an older man a whopping 29 if I can remember correctly marrying a tender little thing of 15 or 16? Knyga patiko,nors prireike laiko prie jos prisitaikyti,nes jis realistiskas,brrr 15m nuotaka ir 30m jaunikis,ir jis jos nuomone svelnus ir geras,nes per visa knyga muse bloood tik pora kartu,netaip kaip jos tevas.

View all 9 comments. It is historically interesting and romantically satisfying. I am medievally correct, if not politically correct.