New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan

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Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga

Phoenix Sullivan è 3 read & download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga Is flagrant desire for her A desire that will have her his consort in Cameliard once he can convince her rank and duty alone forced his hand against her fatherBut Elsbeth is not so easily won There is the matter of Leodegrance gifting his steward with an unwilling young handmaid from Elsbeth’s household Of his marriage of convenience to his Byzantine. I had a hard time reading this story I cannot deal with the rape in this book It was not what I thought it was going to be and I should have listened to my intuition and put the book down because it irritated the hell out of me The only reason I gave this a second star is because the first part of the book was pretty brilliant only about 10% and I loved the story of the siege

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Phoenix Sullivan è 3 read & download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga Ueen And of his plans to subjugate of Britain’s citadels and unite the wild isle under Roman ruleIf Elsbeth can’t find her tangled way to forgiveness with the king – or escape the dark designs and perverse desires of Uther Pendragon enemy to them both – then a legend of Camelot may never be conceived never be born and never change history foreve. I am entirely torn on what to say about this book On the one hand Elsbeth is one of the best heroines I ve read this year and Sullivan s research is top notch and well woven so as to flesh the world without distracting from the plot On the other hand ALL THE RAPING dear God ALL THE RAPING Elsbeth is raped by a random soldier after Leo takes the castle then her handmaiden Ruth WHO IS TWELVE YEARS OLD is raped repeatedly and dies bearing her abuser s WHO IS LEO S BIFFLE AND IS SUPPOSED TO BE SEEN AS HEROIC ISH BY THE END child then some soldiery stuff happens then Elsbeth is raped again by a knight errant then she s captured by Uther of Arthurian fame and raped a whole bunch in a parody of a BDSM scene and thenhappy ending Look I get that women were chattel until very recently in history and that rape was pretty much a fact of life in war I can even get that Elsbeth might be better atcompartmentalizingher feelings on the subject as a matter of simple necessity Elsbeth as heroine of a frank historical fiction WIN Elsbeth as heroine of a historical romance with id tropes castles and pretty things WIN But you try to stitch the two of them together and it starts getting weird I spent most of the book wanting Elsbeth to stab Leo in the face and other tender places a whole bunch snatch Lynette up and go found a pseudo historical lesbian commune somewhere Morgause also makes a brief appearance towards the end I don t know if Sullivan is going with the version of the myth wherein Morgause and Morgan le Fay are the same people are the one wherein they re sisters but Morgan s hateboner for Camelot is looking pretty danged understandable even sensible in light of Ector SpongeBob Mix Match ruleIf Elsbeth can’t find her tangled way to forgiveness with the king – or escape the dark designs and perverse desires of Uther Pendragon enemy to them both – then a legend of Camelot may never be conceived never be born and never change history foreve. I am entirely torn on what to say about this book On the one hand Elsbeth is one of the best heroines I ve Rules of the Knife Fight read this year and Sullivan s Know What I Saw? research is top notch and well woven so as to flesh the world without distracting from the plot On the other hand ALL THE RAPING dear God ALL THE RAPING Elsbeth is The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections raped by a Gunnin' For Love random soldier after Leo takes the castle then her handmaiden Ruth WHO IS TWELVE YEARS OLD is MIA Hunter raped Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid repeatedly and dies bearing her abuser s WHO IS LEO S BIFFLE AND IS SUPPOSED TO BE SEEN AS HEROIC ISH BY THE END child then some soldiery stuff happens then Elsbeth is Magic and Mayhem raped again by a knight errant then she s captured by Uther of Arthurian fame and Good bye raped a whole bunch in a parody of a BDSM scene and thenhappy ending Look I get that women were chattel until very The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People recently in history and that Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original rape was pretty much a fact of life in war I can even get that Elsbeth might be better atcompartmentalizingher feelings on the subject as a matter of simple necessity Elsbeth as heroine of a frank historical fiction WIN Elsbeth as heroine of a historical Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization romance with id tropes castles and pretty things WIN But you try to stitch the two of them together and it starts getting weird I spent most of the book wanting Elsbeth to stab Leo in the face and other tender places a whole bunch snatch Lynette up and go found a pseudo historical lesbian commune somewhere Morgause also makes a brief appearance towards the end I don t know if Sullivan is going with the version of the myth wherein Morgause and Morgan le Fay are the same people are the one wherein they Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original re sisters but Morgan s hateboner for Camelot is looking pretty danged understandable even sensible in light of Ector

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Phoenix Sullivan è 3 read & download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga Elsbeth of Olmsbury desires nothing beyond helping her father run his dukedom – until the duke’s forces are overwhelmed his castle torched and Elsbeth seized for the invading king’s personal spoil Expecting the same abuse as the other surviving women of her house Elsbeth instead finds the king Leodegrance treating her with a civility that belies h. Originally posted on Feminist Romantic blog starsThis book came up on the free list on and of course it caught my attention Then I started reading the reviews and they were so mixed that I really wanted to see for myself what s the fuss was about See that Please Note that I highlighted THAT really made me curious So I braced myself for the child rape and started reading The thing is I can t tell you how many times I was reading books and imagining what I would do if I was unwilling brideslave girlwoman in the X century with no rightssold to haremetc and my conclusions were that yes I would fight back however I can but I am a survivor and eventually I would give in I ve realized that I would choose to live as a well fed slave then starve as a free woman Not very heroic right Maybe not even strong But I always tried to put myself in the shoes of those women who tried to make the best out out of their situations and this is the conclusion I came up with Well this is the conclusion that Elsbeth comes up with too And that s why I LOVED this book Elsbeth uestions everything that Leo does she doesn t forget that he killed her father and destroyed her home that he took her prisoner and kept her as concubine when his wife was in the same castle She wants to get free and rid of him She resists She eventually gives in and tries to make the best of the situation and it s HER choice She tries to make the best out of situation that she was thrown in and I think she does pretty well for herself Because in reality what could anyone expect out of her Die Because that would be the only way out and Elsbeth makes it pretty clear that she would like to live I wasn t bothered by the fact that she fell in love with her captor either because I tried to think in the terms of that time period War was normal slavery was normal women were property She got elevated pretty high in status and Leo was in LOVE with her to the point of catering to almost every one of her whims I tried not to think about the situation from the modern women s perspective instead recalling the words of my favorite history professor at the university The concept of gender euality did not exist at the time Even so Elsbeth was pretty modern if I try to relate her action and thinking to the modern world Our world still struggles with rape and women are treated as spoils of wars in the current warfare so why would it have been different during the Dark Ages Even the rape of an 11 year old girl didn t turn me off this book and her age was speculation later on it was said that she was 13 Yes I was disturbed until I remembered a romance novel I ve read where a girl was sold to harem and she was 13 And no I m not condoning the rape I just think that it was probably expected at that time period and during war Women always suffer when war happens and this book actually dared to show the terrible things that happen to them I also think it to be ironic that author put that note in the description Was she expecting all the criticism she got Hmm interesting And because of that I can t say that those readers were not warned Overall I really liked the book and I thought it to be pretty realistic in terms of women experiences during that time I don t know how historically accurate it was in other aspects but at least from the women s perspective I think it did a great job Why did I give it only 35 stars if it was that great Check out below NitpicksWhy is the hair of the girl on the cover BROWN The books makes such a big deal out of the color of her hair and in current day and age it is not that hard to change the color of hair I bet even I could figure it out view spoilerSo up until this point about 75% on Kindle I was happily reading the book and loving it and then the main characters do something that make me go WTF and wish the book was real so I could throw it against the wall Alas all I have is my iPhone and I m not doing anything to harm my precious Anyways Elsbeth is almost raped again when Lynette walks in and saves her But of course the knight that tries to rape her is a bastard and he makes it seems like she came on to him See I even hit her trying to thwart HER advances But I m only a man Lynette because she is so freaking smitten with him immediately believes him and basically ends the friendship with Elthbeth Fast forward to when Leo comes home and Elsbeth says NOTHING to him For whatever reason I think she was most afraid of hurting Lynette who you know totally doesn t deserve it at this point since she will take knight s word over Elsbeth At this point I literally went REALLY She is all outspoken and not afraid to stand up to the king but she is afraid to tell on that knight Oh I wrote down what I thought My desire to read the book just went down the drain All the admiration and respect I had for Elsbeth went the same way She is freaking loyal to Lynette for what Does she enjoy being raped Before she wasn t afraid to speak the truth even said so herself But now all of a sudden she is afraid She is an idiot because not telling now OF COURSE will make it worse later and it sure did The king is a freaking idiot too For all his love and care and obsession with making her happy he sure believes the knight awfully fast when knight accuses her again Where is his love and trust then Apparently never was there because he wouldn t so easily NOT believe her Because you know Elsbeth asking for like 100 times and going against his will to NOT leave her alone with that freaking knight just means nothing She only was asking to stay away from him because in reality she wanted to be WITH him And of course Leo didn t even listen to her to begin with because she went with him to war as a camp follower TO GET AWAY FROM THE KNIGHT So what does he do Present the knight as a present for her when he first summons her to him WTF LEO For someone who is smart you re awfully stupid and dense And Elsbeth I get it I ve read about it Many women do not yell or scream for help when they are getting raped and they should I m not making light of it But really She got raped twice in the book once she was captured and chained but I m talking about when she could have fought back plus there was 1 other attempt And all these times SHE BARELY FOUGHT BACK AND MADE ANY NOISE There was one instance when I get why she kept uiet just before she was chained but all the others Especially with the knight who was distrusted to begin with Even if she is considered an enemy wouldn t it been better to yell and scream and do something And especially in the camp when she already was king s woman and knew that her camp protector was nearby why not scream Or at least fight back I might be too hard on her but she showed herself as a pretty strong character and these actions or lack of them just surprised me Then don t even get me started on Lynette I had a feeling that she would die at the end with her being all depressed and deeply romantic I didn t expect her to turn into such an idiot when the knight was concerned She literally was so in love that she believed every word he told her even if they were not true She along with Leo believed the KNIGHT S word over Elsbeth I was pretty disappointed at her for it considering she was shown as pretty smart too And she continues to believe until the very end hide spoiler


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    New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan Despite the misleading cover it started out to be a good historically accurate book Three uarters into the story though I was ready to give it up I could not believe the same thing was going to happen to her again and then it happened again I almost did not finish the book I kept reading however and I believe the author mostly redeems herself Word of caution though it is not for those who cannot read with historical pers

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    summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga Phoenix Sullivan è 3 read & download free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan This book was so unbelievably different from anything that i have read that i actually struggles to get through it I usually day a few hours to two days to finish books this one has been weeks in progress It is a very good book very details but at times it takes a really long time to get to a climax which gives it the air of being drawn out The relationships of the characters are very complicated This book is

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    summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan I had a hard time reading this story I cannot deal with the rape in this book It was not what I thought it was going to be and I shou

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    free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan Phoenix Sullivan è 3 read & download Elspeth is the daughter of Duke Gunther and his only child He is away warring against his neighbor a king When Gunther returns King Leodegrasse follows The Keep falls to the king's superior forces The King claims Elspeth as

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    New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Phoenix Sullivan summary Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga Spoil of War contains so many things a lover of Arthurian myth desires passion and loyalty vengeance and betrayal all against the backdrop of a Britain so realistically portrayed it was difficult to believe I was

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    New [Spoil of War An Arthurian Saga] ç Phoenix Sullivan I am entirely torn on what to say about this book On the one hand Elsbeth is one of the best heroines I've read this year and Sullivan's research is top notch and well woven so as to flesh the world without dist

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