A Reader's Opinion: THE SEVENTH SON by Ashley York
A READER'S OPINION
What began as a betrothal from a young age, became an unforgettable romance for star-crossed lovers, Tisa O'Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton. The Seventh Son is a splendid tale of fascinating characters, heart-breaking betrayal, honour, glory, undeniable love, and adventure, all seeped in a historical journey with well-balanced dialogue and description. The author has done her research into the time period, and brings to life the beautiful Irish landscape. There are more twists and turns than I had expected, adding to the surprises and intrigue. Tisa’s new father-in-law is a wretched man who thinks himself more than he has the right, not to mention, seeing himself in Tisa's arms. Tadhg and Tisa find themselves in a twist of courtly politics, schemes, and danger. There was some unexpected non-standard sex, but I skipped it and thankfully it did not take away from the overall enjoyment of the story. Will Fate intervene and give these two lovers a way back into each other's arms, or are they doomed to suffer before they can find happiness?
Star Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Drogheda Ireland 1076
An Irish beauty and a warrior betrayed, doomed in love from the start or does fate have something else in store for them?
The sixth son bears a curse as certain as the seventh son bears a blessing. When Tadhg MacNaughton’s betrothed is ripped from his arms and married to another, he believes the legend is true.
Tisa O'Brien's life slams into a downward spiral at the news she is no longer betrothed to the love of her life but to the tanist of a warring, prideful clan with dangerous political aspirations, the Meic Lochlainn. She faces her destiny with all the strength and dignity of her Irish heritage despite dealing with a husband who resents her, fighting off the lustful advances of her father-in-law, Aodh, and longing for the husband of her heart.
Tadhg MacNaughton makes a deal with the devil to ensure the survival of his clan as he is commanded to fight with Aodh who envisions himself the new Brian Boru, High King of Eire. Up close and personal, Tadhg must witness his true love's marriage and remain silent even as it rips him apart. When a sinister plot to over throw King William of England led by the exiled Leofrid Godwin and Clan Meic Lochlainn comes to light, Tadhg is faced with saving his clan or endangering his sister and her Norman husband.
Series: Norman Conquest Series, Book Four
Print Length: 397 pages
Publication Date: March 30, 2016
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