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Jude Deveraux
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The Conquest (Peregrine #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  2,926 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Lovely Zared Peregrine was the pride of her family, a treasure her rough-hewn brothers would strive at any cost to protect from their ancient enemies, the Howards. The Peregrines had suffered loss enough. Thus Zared's brothers trained her in the arts of war, and dressed her in boy's clothing. Beyond the castle walls, none knew that the youngest Peregrine was a girl.... Yet ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published 1991 by Pocket Books
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Zared Peregrine finds herself torn between family loyalty and new found love when Tearle Howard (in disguise) worms his way into her life. The Howard's & Peregrine's have been at war over land for years & both families have suffered tremendous losses.

Tearle Howard, raised by his Mother, is an innocent in this war and wants nothing more than to see the bloodshed come to an end. When he first sets eyes on Zared, who for her own safety had been raised as a boy, he decides he wants her as hi
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Christine
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Helm Ehmy Ilarde
No man--or woman--can see that the youngest Peregrine brother is a female--that is aside for Tearle. The story is romantic enough that if Tearle is for real, the human female species in this century would fall head over heels in love with him. That's why a lot would really hate Zared in this story. But hey, who could blame her when she was raised to hate any man who is under the Howard name for...hmmm, all of her life? Still not excuse enough? How about this? Any woman being forced to live as a ...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
The second in Jude Deveraux' Peregrine series and a fun read. Love Zared in The Taming and loved her even more in this one. Zared Peregrine was brought up disguised as a boy. This is for her protection, of course. The Howards are their bitter enemies and the cause of their parents deaths. Severn, Zared's brother, decides he will marry and chooses to attend a tournament for Lady Anne Marshall's hand. Zared goes along as her brother's squire. Tearle Howard was raised in France and not subjected to ...more
StrangeBedfellows
An arrogant brat of a girl-woman abuses the genuine if inexplicable love of a good man -- all because she refuses to think for herself or stand up to her family. In other words, this is an annoying book, one that will leave you with a headache from rolling your eyes so much. If you haven't already guessed, the heroine of this particular story is a sniveling waste of ink, and there's no getting past that.
Nola
I usually love Julie Garwood's books but this one was not for me.
I loved the hero. He was so sweet and the more you got to know his character the better he got! The heroine on the other hand can go jump off a cliff.
Sheesh lady I don't care how long your families have been feuding that gives no excuse for the the way you treated someone you supposedly loved -_- urgh!He is just too forgiving. Maybe it's me but I like to have the guilty party grovel more. He was really sad and hurt and BAM she's b
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Hany Zala Dragneel
After reading The Taming , I find The Conquest a joy to read. It's a fascinating story of love hindered by families at war for three generations. I love Tearle Howard's peace-loving attitude and the way he tries his hardest for Zared. I love the way he pursues his love for her. It deserves a five-star even though i sometimes find Zared infuriating because she can't see the love behind all the hatred she felt. Well we can't blame her for she was raised to hate the Howards. .

It such a shame if you
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Diane
This was a great love story that expressed the wishes, wants, desires, doubts and fears of any truly great love affair. I really could identify with some of the thoughts and feelings that plagued Zared, and it would be wonderful if men were as patient and willing to try harder as Tearle. Most of the men I've known would have just thrown their hands in the air and quit after the first couple of attempts to get Zared's attentions.

This was a good follow up to The Taming; however, I found myself con
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Zenei
Oct 25, 2011 Zenei rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This is the sequeal to the Taming which in my opinion is a much better book. This one is only slightly above average and that is because it is the conclusion of the Peregine story (which is a great story) and has some of the elements that I liked in the first book. But the romance between Tearle and Zared really did nothing for me. He was just too sappy and soft. It's always border-line with JD for me because her writing tends to be light, fluffy silliness to me. But she tells great stories and ...more
Andreia Silva
Este livro marca a minha estreia com a autora Jude Deveraux, que tem publicada cá em Portugal uma das suas mais famosas séries: Edilean. Este "The Conquest" faz parte de uma outra série, os Peregrine, que não têm, para já, publicação por cá. E mesmo sendo este o volume 2 não é necessário ler o 1 para compreender a história, porque são com protagonistas diferentes.

Adorei conhecer estes Peregrines e consequentemente os Howards. A história centra-se numa disputa entre duas famílias por propriedades
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Zehra
A mediocre book at best. Why then am I giving it 3 stars? Truthfully, I don't know. It must be Tearle. He is quite the charmer ;) and SO patient, except in his first meeting with Zared (Seriously??? You're kissing her barely 5 minutes after you've met?? Not cool, bro)
Zared is an ok character; I don't feel anything for her one way or another and in my opinion, this is a major turnoff. A good author compels a reader to fall in love with the heroine and this did not happen in my case. That's proble
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Anna's Herding Cats!
Two families battling a deeply ingrained and decades old hatred set in 1447 Medieval England. A heroine and hero on opposite sides finding one another, dealing with the fallout, hatred and their families trying to kill each other. While not the most original concept I did like the way the story played out with Zared, her brother and Tearle all attending a jousting competition. Tearle pretending to be a servant for the family so he could be close to Zared.

Zared Peregrine, the heroine, was a bit
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Jojo
As with a lot of things I've read recently, I happened across this when I was packing up to move and was compelled to reread it in a fit of nostalgia.

I read a lot of Jude Deveraux in my middle school years, not because I particularly liked her books (I generally didn't), but just because they were readily available at the library, didn't have super smutty covers that my mother might object to should she happen to catch me reading them, and had sex in.

But this particular Jude Deveraux I loved and
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LJ
The Conquest - Ok
Deveraux, Jude - 2nd in the Peregrine series

Lovely Zared Peregrine was the pride of her family, a treasure her rough-hewn brothers would strive at any cost to protect from their ancient enemies, the Howards. The Peregrines had suffered loss enough. Thus Zared's brothers trained her in the arts of war, and dressed her in boy's clothing. Beyond the castle walls, none knew that the youngest Peregrine was a girl....

Yet when the magnificent Knight Tearle Howard returned from a length
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Candice
WHAT!! What! I read these two whole books get to the last page and NOT find out the reaction of the character when we are finally told who gets the dukedom!!!!!!!!!!! Argh!

Meanwhile the man kissing young boy descriptions were a tad disturbing & Zared's propensity for boys clothes.

The whole ghost thing was 1) creepy & 2) felt like it was a quick fix to brush/ gloss over and avoid answering a few key plot questions.

However all in all, despite Zared & Therle repeating themselves heaps t
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Red Austin
Suddenly, I never wanted this to stop; I never wanted anything to end. I guess I have to come back to the reality again which is indeed hard when you came to love the world you've read. This is a novel that wants to settle for genuine love and the love that can survive until death.

I am lost for words. I am struck by the beauty of it all. I am utterly disappointed of myself for not being able to express this feeling I have enough for everyone to know how meaningful and beautiful this is.






When t
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Corvinus Maximilus
Great way to pass time. I really like Zared, she can be annoying...but all in all she is a great character!
Julie
Mediocre story. Just not exciting enough neither in romance nor action/drama to set-off any "bells and whistles" with me. The hero seemed to be a much better written character. The heroine was a little shallow, and very seldom varied much producing a rather boring, superficial character. The plot follows a typical "Romeo and Juliet" type of romance with two families at war with one another for generations. Of course, "Romeo" wins "Juliet" in the end, but as a reader I was left feeling unsure of ...more
Angie
Someone suggested I try a Jude Deveraux novel--not for me. Here were the problems:

1)Point of View shifts: I'm reading along and the story is told from the POV of the main character, then out of nowhere the POV shifts to a new character in the same scene. This is a writing NO NO! The POV shifts were so disorienting, they happened over and over.

2) The Ending: Yikes! Out of nowhere something completely impossible happens and makes everything perfect. I felt so cheated. I spent all that time and the
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Agustine
humorous. i found myself chuckling by myself when i read the book. a refreshing reading.
Amani Annabel
The fights! The hatred! and the eventual love.Thrilling backward journey!
Syahira Sharif
An old book. A bit more entertaining now than the first several time I read it.
Maura
England 1447 Really enjoyable read! I am still new this genre and time period and this was an excellent introduction to knight's on horses jousting with swords and lances. Kind of exciting and my imagination was captured! I have a whole new appreciation for a knight with shining armor...oh and family feuds in this time period took on a whole new level of tribal warfare. The castle fortress was well depicted. I loved the secret identity trope and the romance was fantastic with just the right amou ...more
Didichan
I really enjoyed this book. It was very refreshing and cute....
Scarlett
I only remember that I have read this book.
Julie
This was a good book! I liked the story line and both main characters in it. But at the end he had put up with so much from her and he forgave her a little to quick. Also I would like to have seen what became of her brothers with the new information they found out in the end.
It ended to quick and with no information in what happen
But it was a love at first site story and I enjoyed his kindness and patience with her. And him trying to prove to her that he was indeed a man and not the puny weakli
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Jenifer
I was ready to give this book 3 stars right up until the last chapter, which was eye-rolling and irritating and nearly ruined the whole book for me. Please don't throw a ghost in at the last minute in order to neatly tie things up.

I've been rereading several Jude Deveraux books that I originally read while in high school. My tastes have definitely changed since then, lol. I think I need to try some of her more recent books to see if I can regain some of the enjoyment I used to get while reading
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Barbara
This was the very first Deveraux novel I read. I picked it up in the airport on my way home, stayed up until 4:00 a.m. to finish it, and wanted to start it all over as soon as I closed the back cover. Deveraux makes me laugh and makes me remember the adreneline rush of falling in love (which I used to do with some regularity). I've read just about everything she's written; some I've loved and some I've only tolerated, but I'm grateful I grabbed this one on that fateful trip. It's the perfect esc ...more
Heather Deluca
Meh. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible either.
Vamps R Us
This is an older book (published in 1991), but I am not overly impressed. If all of Deveraux's work is similar to this, I believe I'll be avoiding her novels. If all historicals are like this, I think I'll stick with paranormals.

For full review see here: http://vampsrus.blogspot.com/2009/06/...
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

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