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by Candice Proctor

  • Author: Candice Proctor
  • ISBN: 073941173X
  • ISBN13: 978-0739411735
  • ePub: 1594 kb | FB2: 1856 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ivy Books; Book Club / BCE edition (2000)
  • Pages: 406
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 386
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The Last Knight ePub download

Candice Proctor is a wonderful author of deep historical romances and her stories set in Australia are awesome. The Last Knight is an interesting medieval romance. The heroine, Attica d'Alerion, is strong and intelligent

Candice Proctor is a wonderful author of deep historical romances and her stories set in Australia are awesome. This is a bit lighter fare I think but nonetheless a good, historically accurate medieval romance full of knights and the battles that characterized the end of King Henry II's reign. I enjoyed the setting (12th century Normandy). The heroine, Attica d'Alerion, is strong and intelligent. She finds out about a plot against the king, which distresses her as her brother is one of the king's knights, and she wants to save them both.

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Candice Proctor is stick-extended legs like ragged brown bumblebees about a giant yellow-and-red flower. Behind him came Benno the Lute Player, his white mask a frozen grin of black thread on coarse linen, his cold-numbed hands working hard to coax a tune from the battered old lute. Look at that,” said the younger of the two guards at the River Gate. Now, that's one way to stay out.

Spirited Attica d'Alerion will do anything to protect her beloved brother from danger. Spirited Attica d'Alerion will do anything to protect her beloved brother from danger. To warn him of a political betrayal that could lead to war, Attica disguises herself as a young courtier and bravely rides into the arms of destiny. Damion de Jarnac is the black knight, a rogue horseman bound by no code of honor except his own blind ambition.

2000) A novel by Candice Proctor. Working for the aging King Henry, Damion scouts the hills of Brittany on a dangerous mission to expose the treachery of Philip of France

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Damion de Jarnac is the black knight, a rogue horseman bound by no code of honor except his own blind ambition

Damion de Jarnac is the black knight, a rogue horseman bound by no code of honor except his own blind ambition. Working for the aging King Henry, Damion scouts the hills of Brittany on a dangerous mission to expose the treachery of Philip of France. There he joins forces with a courageous lad- who turns out to be the most intriguing woman he has ever met.

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Spirited Attica d'Alerion will do anything to protect her beloved brother from danger. To warn him of a political betrayal that could lead to war, Attica disguises herself as a young courtier and bravely rides into the arms of destiny. Damion de Jarnac is the black knight, a rogue horseman bound by no code of honor except his own blind ambition. Working for the aging King Henry, Damion scouts the hills of Brittany on a dangerous mission to expose the treachery of Philip of France. There he joins forces with a courageous lad-- who turns out to be the most intriguing woman he has ever met. But to win the beautiful Attica's love, Damion must slay the demons of an unforgivable past. And to save his doomed country, he must make a deadly decision that could break his lady's noble heart. . . .
Nilasida
What an interesting book this was. Delving into it for the promise of romance and the promise of history, it definitely satisfied both. This is no fluffy, pretty, happy story. The medieval time period was as dark and devious as the author portrays - she does not sugar-coat it. Fealty seemed to vacillate as easily as the Dow Jones, and men once loyal to the king could turn as easily as the wind, depending on how it best served their interests, or the interests of their families. Not that they were all evil -intentioned, but it was how one survived. Women were pawned off depending on what political advantage could be had. Worse yet, they seemed to accept this fate, including our heroine. I found myself both disliking her and respecting her for it, as she was only honoring how she was raised. Kudos to the author for being able to pull that off.

I was fascinated by the history of this book, which seemed to hold true to the actual events. Henry II and the betrayal of his sons is a fascinating story, but also frightening and sobering. Damion and Attica's love was so complicated by the political events and cultural mores - I truly saw no resolution of their dilemma until the very end.

I can't decide if I was more mesmerized by the history or the romance, but I think it was both. If either element had been minimized, I probably wouldn't have liked it nearly as much. Their romance is sort of dashing-knight-rescues-damsel-in-distress, but it was much more than that. He has his very dark side, and she is no withering flower. There were plenty of twists and betrayals to make this a more complex and heartbreaking romance.

It wasn't perfect- I expected some of the more villainous characters in the first half would have made a bigger splash later on, but they sort of just faded. Attica seems to be able to walk anywhere unescorted as a woman (she goes to sit and think a lot) where I wouldn't think she would have been able to. I didn't understand the title - I am still not sure why he is referred to as the Last Knight. Perhaps we are to believe that true honor and chivalry end with Damion, but I didn't feel that was the message of the story.

Normally I go right from one book to the next, but this one made me hesitate and I felt like I needed it to marinate for awhile. For me, that's a sign of a good book. Anyway, it's worth the time to read, and if you love history and get all warm and fuzzy from undying love, you'll love this. I only wish Candice Proctor had more like this available on Kindle. A girl can dream.
Katishi
Candice Proctor is a wonderful author of deep historical romances and her stories set in Australia are awesome. This is a bit lighter fare I think but nonetheless a good, historically accurate medieval romance full of knights and the battles that characterized the end of King Henry II's reign. I enjoyed the setting (12th century Normandy). Unusual for Proctor, to whom I typically give 5 stars, it seemed to lack the same emotional content of her other stories.

The story begins in the year 1189 when Attica d'Alerion, who at 19 is betrothed to a 13-year old mama's boy, Fulk the Fat. Though she cares nothing for him, she intends to do her duty and marry him. While living at her betrothed's home she takes care of a dying knight who is carrying a message for King Henry that uncovers a threat to his life from treachery led by his son, Richard. When he gives her the message, Attica realizes not only that the King's life is threatened, but that of her brother, Stephen, who is one of the King's guard knights. She does not trust her betrothed or his family and realizes there is no one else to take the message to her brother, so she disguises herself as a boy, "Atticus," and sets off to find him. Along the way, she and the knight she travels with are beset by brigands. She is saved by a knight, Damion de Jarnac, who is secretly spying for King Henry. She continues to travel with Damion who figures out the clever-tongued Atticus is actually Attica and their relationship develops from there as they fight her uncle's treachery and flee to find King Henry under attack. Both have secrets which complicates their new love (of course).

The story held my interest and I can recommend it.
Nanecele
The Last Knight is an interesting medieval romance. The heroine, Attica d'Alerion, is strong and intelligent. She finds out about a plot against the king, which distresses her as her brother is one of the king's knights, and she wants to save them both. Trouble is, she's staying with the family of her betrothed, a thirteen year old brat called Fulk the Fat. His name tells you everything, and I wouldn't want to marry him either. The loyalty of his family is highly suspect, so Attica, sneaking away dressed as a boy, is the only one who can warn her brother and the king. En route, she's beset by bandits, but a dark, handsome knight, Damion de Jarnac, comes to her rescue. He looks scary, but her servant was killed in the attack, so she's in need of an escort and begs Damion for his protection. He's a very busy knight - on his way to help the king, because he too knows of some pieces of the puzzle in which Attica finds herself embroiled - but, fooled by her disguise, he agrees to help.

So begins a road romance that is an unusual mix of the dark and violent (Proctor in this sense seems to try to be true to the times, the shifting loyalties and harsh actions demanded of fighters whose armor is more often battle scarred and tarnished than pristinely white and shining), passion and romance, and occasional lighter moments as well. Attica and Damion brave many dangers on the road, are betrayed and captured, only to escape and be pursued, growing closer all the while. They have chemistry and share a nice rapport that is equal parts light bantering and dark, tormented passions, because their love is of the forbidden kind. I was pleased to find both their love and their friendship believable. I particularly liked Damion - he manages to be dark and dangerous, with a tumultuous, tortured past, but he still possesses a sense of humor that is as endearing as it is unexpected and refreshing. And even though he professes to scorn chivalric codes and romantic ideals, even though he's committed some grave sins in the past, and even though he engages in bloody, brutal acts throughout the story, he manages to emerge from these trials an honorable and noble knight.

The last few chapters start to drag however, when Attica begins to waver between and angst over her divided loyalties. I can understand the higher powers that be, the capricious political developments that keep these two apart for most of the book, but when Attica starts acting stupidly and pushes Damion away in her blindness and gross lack of understanding for the actions Damion ultimately takes, I get really annoyed. Lucky for her, she doesn't have to suffer too long for her stupidity, because, without her having to do anything at all, her happily ever after is literally dumped in her lap as a reward and everything works out perfectly for her. I can't help thinking, at the end, that she doesn't deserve it or Damion. For rest of the book Attica is perfectly fine, but she ruins the ending.
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