In the interests of fairness I am a friend of Diana Paxson she introduced me to my husband and also know that she actually wrote most of the sequels to Mists of Avalon after Marion's health declined ; so I am well familiar with the back stories on all these books. Nestvold you write excellently and I'm getting Yseult today. I wanted to need a box of Kleenex. My issue is with Yseult. I had some vague idea for some reason that it was somewhere in what's now Germany. I would say it's a must for anyone who loves Arthurian legends, and that Ruth Nestvold's Post-Roman Britain was lush and terribly real.
And once that's overcome, it's too late for them: Yseult is on her way to marry Drystan's father, and cannot just run away with Drystan because it would endanger someone else. Not only that, there are three characters named Yseult. Not to mention, unfamiliar bodies. And while I adore White Raven, I also really like the very different interpretation of the main characters in Yseult and was very happy with the ending as well. I will say I enjoyed it immensely, and when I was reading it, I had trouble stopping. Contains violence, dark themes, and adult situations.
Als die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt, ist es zu spät und die beiden jungen Menschen haben sich rettungslos ineinander verliebt. I never felt as though I'd gotten to know anyone enough to love them or hate them or grieve or cheer or … care. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. I was extremely and pleasantly surprised. It reminded me a bit of The Mists of Avalon, although Yseult was much more fun to read. If you love Arthurian legend the way I do, you will go and pick up this book.
I bought it on the strength of Ruth Nestvold's short fiction which I'd read a little of. The image the writer paints is one of a world torn between two religions, a world on the brink of something new. It was very well written and a great book, just not what I thought I was going to be reading! Kurz, die Action kommt nicht zu kurz. As betrayals both real and imagined shake the foundations of former British unity, Cador and Yseult must try to negotiate their own personal peace. This book actually starts the story with Yseult and you get a very indepth idea of what her life was like in Ireland. There were a lot of elements I did not expect to be included such as the focus on the actual war between the Britons and the Saxons but it was well done.
This Patraic is very believable as a Christian in the middle of a Pagan land trying to prove his God is the only God, while dealing fairly with the tension between Brehon law and Christian morality. My take on the scene was that the book would have been better without the scene entirely rather than with a scene pretending at linguistic accuracy. After a while I started skimming through the battles. With tighter editing, this wou I would recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of the Arthurian legend. Did not like that, at all. Invece nella versione della Nestvold, Yseult e Drystan si innamorano in modo naturale, ingenuo persino.
For a book that was translated and filled with a ton of interesting vocabulary and foreign words, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. But in the years of peace, Arthur's army has grown soft; jealousies and trivialities rip once strong alliances apart. I loved that it's mostly centred on the women, rath I've been wanting to read this book ever since the German version came out, and I'm so glad it's finally available in English : This is a retelling of the legend of Tristan and Yseult Drystan and Yseult, here , placed in a historical setting of divided territories, where Britain struggles to choose a High King, and Ireland Eiru has to deal with the encroachment of Christianity on druidic values and the retreat of the Fair Folk to the hills. The threat to their way of life throws him together with Yseult, the woman he has secretly loved since he was a youth. And I will be keeping an eye out for anything that Ruth Nestvold puts out! It is truly an epic, exploring the conflicts between paganism and Christianity, political maneuvering between the various kings of Britain and Ireland, the wars between themselves and with the Saxons, and a lot more. To view it, Absolutely loved it! The story begins in Ireland and then moves to Briton and Brittany.
But as the story wears on, it seems like just about everybody betrays someone at some point. That's the part that always rips my heart out about Guinevere: she does love both men. Yseult reached the semi-finals in the 2nd annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. I was truly captivated with these stories, and am hoping she'll continue the series following the lives of not only Yseult, Cador and their companions, but that of Kustennin and Riona as well. I do not know if anyone can state with absolute certainty that everything in the book is historically accurate but it was one of the more accurate ones that I have read.
Honestly, I wanted something out of Shakespeare, with half the cast of characters lying dead or dying — not because I hated anyone; I didn't dislike anyone even Marcus enough to want them dead. In fact, I almost abandoned the book at one point: despite thoroughly enjoying part one, I began to find the story tedious. She took me to a time when love, war and religion were lived more intensely than now, or at least in my life now J. She makes a decision with great determination, then regrets it, abruptly changes her mind; flings herself into the affair with no heed of repercussion and then without warning pulls away and turns cold. For the price of a truce, Yseult is sent to a world where magic is dying - to marry the father of the man she loves. Die erinnische Prinzessin Yseult wächst in einem Land auf, in dem zwar viele Stämme um die Vorherrschaft auf der Grünen Insel kämpfen, andererseits jedoch der Stellenwert der Frauen und der überlieferten Traditionen hoch angesiedelt ist. Most accounts of their story have begun with the man.
I had a much greater problem with the language in a few specific places. On the other hand, if you're looking for romance, this book is probably not so much for you. However, as I started reading the five hundred-pages plus re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, I found myself engrossed in the story. The second half was another story — I didn't much want to pick it up. This book is very heavy on the history. A few very short love scenes but not too graphic Some violence-- most during war, a few murders; not gra A clash of cultures-- when the 'Old Way' druids, wise women, bards, healers, brehon law encounters the 'new' St.
He wants what he wants, and at times this singlemindedness can almost supersede his duty. Not so much in this case. Imagine my delight and surprise when I discovered that this book was excellently researched and written. A great author, a great tale well told. But the peace is about to be broken. Abandoned by the once great Roman Empire, it must see to its own defense.