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La notte mi appartiene (Medieval Lords/Dark Champion #4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  540 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Clarence di Summerbourne: uomo di cultura, abile inventore di indovinelli, affabulatore di storie sorprendenti. Eppure decide di vestire le armi e di unirsi ai ribelli contro il re. È un giorno di pioggia quello in cui il corpo senza vita viene riportato alla sua casa e alla sua famiglia, entrambe destinate a un nuovo padrone: lord Renald de Lisle, cavaliere del regno e ca ...more
Paperback, 474 pages
Published February 2010 by Mondadori, Emozioni (first published April 1998)
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Nov 22, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jo-beverly
The same rebellion that left Clarence of Summerbourne dead also left his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king's champion. Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover. Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride; atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion. Then she learns Renald's terrible secret-and vows revenge against this man she had wed, this man she loves with all her he ...more
Clearly not a favorite medieval romance - the characters were insipid and flatly drawn, and I really didn't care one whit if our hero and heroine got it on. And the book started with a sword through the chest and ended with a beheading. Not that this is necessarily bad, as I am quite okay with violence, but it seemed as if the author herself didn't really seem to care for her main characters either. Pass on this.
Feb 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE Jo Beverly books! She has a way of writing that just sucks the reader in and I dare you to try and put her books down once you start them! This was the first of her books I read. She has become an addiction of mine.
Senli Marliana
Masih sebel sama El*x yang nerbitin buku ke-4nya dulu sebelum 1-3 duuh 😑.

Aku kurang enjoy baca buku ini. 500-an halaman dan intinya cuma muter-muter aja cerita -nya. Ampun belibet banget, tokoh-nya saling mengakui kalau saling cinta, cuma ceweknya ga bisa maafin hero-nya gegara bunuh bapaknya. Jadilah semacam heroin galau perang batin yang bikin kurang sreg aku karena kurang teges. Mbak-nya mau dan cinta sama mas-nya tapi ga bisa melupakan kesalahan mas-nya, padahal mas-nya udah jujur mengatakan
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
"It's you who's got what men like. Curves and big titties. Your hair's as gold as hers, your skin as good, but it's the curves and titties that count. You can use those to rule a man"

Grandma Agnes alone deserves a star. She's brutal in her honesty and cunning practicality.

"...He'll have to take you, shorn or not!" ... Lady Agnes cackled. "Your hair won't make a farthing's worth of difference in the dark."

Yep, Granny knows all cats are grey in the dark. I loved Granny Agnes everything else was ju
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This one put me off of Jo Beverly.
Jo Beverly builds a medieval romance in Lord of Midnight set on the premise that a loving daughter must marry her father's killer. Will love win over these over whelming odds? Renald de Lisle is King Henry I champion. Renald is chosen to fight against Claire's father who has supported a losing cause against Henry I and in favor of his older brother Robert. Claire's father believes that Henry is responsible for the death of King William II, who died in a hunting
Sep 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: storico
Partendo dal presupposto che i romance medioevali li digerisco poco, mi è piaciuto più di altri.
La storia è interessante, ben scritta, e sicuramente la Beverley ti fa immergere con maestria nel medioevo, così come nella vita di quei tempi, ma continuo a rimanere spaesata alle prese con l'ambientazione medioevale. Sarà forse perchè ho letto troppi romanzi ambientati nel 1800, ma rimango sempre un po' disorientata di fronte ai costumi, alle usanze, ai linguaggi tipici del medioevo, e non riesco ma
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Enjoyable medieval romance. I disliked the heroine for the beginning of the book, but liked her once she decided to wed Renald and make a go of it. I liked the hero all the way through, despite virtually no POVs. Overall, I cannot rate higher than 3 stars, but I saw enough potential that would read another Beverley medieval from this series. This particular story had a difficult barrier to overcome, one that was just as difficult for the reader as for the heroine. (No spoilers!)

I liked a lot of
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-for-loan
I thought the dialogue and writing skill were quite impressive, however the fact that the hero killed the heroine's father, was not something I could ever view beyond. It was not to my liking, and I could hardly view the hero as anything more than the man that killed her father. I don't consider it as murder, it was an honorable fight and whatnot...but the fact that the hero took on this pristine characterization, despite the killing, was just too much to find plausible. He simply was not redeem ...more
Mar 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this story from Jo Beverley. The hero appreciates the character and talents of the heroin. He is a favorite kight of the king. The castle is his reward and she is one of spoils of war. The hero attempts to woo her but she learns of his part in murdering her gentle father. Beverley allows us to slowly understand the hearts and mind of both. I love stories of redemption and this one is on my eeper shelf.
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, Jo Beverly puts us in the middle ages and shows what little choice a woman really had in life back then. Eventhough the heroine is very idealistic, the choices she had to make could have been real! I also enjoyed the insight into the guilt and innocense of the period. If you like history and romance and a good story, read this.
Susan (the other Susan)
King Henry, you should be ashamed of yourself. So should I, for forgiving the hero (view spoiler) and for wanting him to have an HEA.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the...

Characters in this story. The idea of gentle people who had to endure someone unlike them was an interesting twist. I think the introduction of past characters was also a good thing. I'm looking for the next book by this author.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rated 3.5
I may be fond of historical romances, but there's a reason I avoid the medieval ones.
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very enjoyable read
Apr 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
L'inizio è interessante ma poi la protagonista si rivela una cretina ipocrita,e la trama diventa noiosa,non succede niente...un romanzo insipido e scontato

Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Renald given lands & Claire by King, they marry, she lrns he killd hr fthr in court bttl, has 2 undrstnd how he'd do it & not feel guilt, intrstg journey
Ines Dossena
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
3 e mezzo.
Renald mi è piaciuto dall'inizio alla fine. Claire in molti punti l'ho odiata. Questa serie non poteva finire meglio. Poi ritrovare Imogen e FitzRoger mi ha fatto molto piacere
Sep 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her ...more
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