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The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer
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Apr 19, 11

Read in April, 2011

It was extremely well researched! I learned a lot I didn't know about that time in history. William was brilliant and ruthless, much more so than I realized.

I was expecting more of a romance based on the tag line on the front cover, so I was disappointed that there wasn't much romance to speak of. It also read, at times, like a history book, and I felt very distanced from the characters--but that was the kind of books written in that time. And the language was so archaic, it was difficult to follow, not to mention the multitude of characters that wandered in and out of the story.

However, there were scenes and characters that were brilliant! The fictional character who is William's right hand man is extremely likable, and his unlikely--and at times, heart-rending--friendship with a Saxon warrior, will stay with me for a long time. He had a sweet tender romance that certainly didn't drive the story, but made me like him even more. It also gave me my happy ending.
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