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The Laughing Side of the World (The Latter Annals of Lystra #9)

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Having abdicated the throne of Lystra in favor of his adopted son, Henry, Ares travels to the monastery/leprosarium he had established, the Sanctum. Ares has heard disturbing reports that the Master of the Sanctum has converted it to his own private domain. Not to be left behind, Nicole follows. With the cooperation of Nicole and the Second Oswald, Ares acts as poltergeist ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Westford Press (first published September 29th 2011)
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Jul 29, 2015 English rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After some months, I finally bought myself around to reading this book which is the final title in the Latter Annals of Lystra series, and with some relief at finally finishing the series. The blurb, as with some of the other titles in the series does not provide and entirely accurate appraisal of some figures and events as the ‘property’ Renee has ‘mislaid’ is actually her fourth and latest husband who went to the monastery when he realised they were not legally married, relishing the chance to ...more
Jan 22, 2012 Molly rated it liked it
In the conclusion of the saga, Ares abdicates the throne and goes undercover to expose corruption in the monastery and leprosarium. With the help of Nicole and those loyal to him, he uncovers a secret rebellion and rallies to preserve the kingdom.

The Laughing Side of the World ends the whole saga well. I was just a bit confused about the persons behind the rebellion—it seemed to have come from nowhere. Maybe if some hints were planted earlier on, it would’ve made more sense to me.

In classic Robi
Liv Fisher
*The Laughing Side of the World* really opened my eyes up to leprosy. And the ending may or may not have had me in tears.

Songs to listen to while reading this book:
• *Dante's Prayer* by Loreena McKennitt
• *My Skin* by Natalie Merchant
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