The Silver Rose
France, 1585. She is the youngest and most powerful of the "Sisters of Faire Isle," women known far and wide for their extraordinary mystical abilities. Skilled in healing and able to forecast the future of those ...more
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Miri and Simon share a troubled history. He was (is) a witch-hunter, she is a "daughter of the earth" (witch). His infatuation of her beauty led him to ignore her powers and to protect her, though his witch-hunting activities ...more
I was so glad to see Martin Le Loup was back for this book! I loved him as the comic relief, and he gets even more comical when he squares off ...more
France, 1585. She is the youngest and most powerful of the “Sisters of Faire Isle,” women known far and wide for their extraordinary mystical abilities. Skilled in healing and able to forecast the future of those aro ...more From Brittany’s fog-shrouded forests to the elegant dark heart of Paris’s royal court, one woman must challenge a ...more
The Silver Rose focuses on the youngest Cheney sister: Miri. Miri is probably the most powerful of the Cheney sisters, due to her ability to communicate with animals, her gift for healing, and her ability to see the future. She's also a bit of a spitfire. Due to being the youngest, Miri no doubt had been seen as fragile, and ...more
In The Dark Queen, Ariane found her happy ending with the Comte de Renard. In The Courtesan, Gabrielle found her happy ending with Captain Remy. But what about the final Cheney sister? Miri seemed to be living an okay life when The Courtesan ended, but when The Silver Rose begins, she isn’t happy. It’s been ten years and her family has been exiled from the Faire Isles due to being traitors and practicing witchcraft. ...more
The witch hunter Le Belafre has been ordered by Catherine DeMedici to wipe out the new coven of The Silver Rose. No one knows exactly who The Silver Rose is but anyone who handles a silver rose dies and Catherine after an attempt on her own life and hearing rumors that they have the Book Of Shadows wants to know who she is.
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Witch hunter Simon Aristrid is weary from a life time of trying to fight evil. As the story opens, he is beginning to admit how harmful some of his own actions may have been. Lady of the Woods, Miri Cheney, is the youngest of three wise women sisters. She is unforgettably beautiful, good and innocent, and is living in a little cottage in the woods where she can speak to and heal animals.
It is like ...more
The book seemed a bit repetitive. I got tired of the internal monologues or Miri and Simon where they went on for paragraphs at a time about how they knew they couldn't have one another, and how could they ever move past what had happened ...more
When a coven of witches, led by ...more
Third in The Dark Queen Saga, The Silver Rose completes the stories of the ...more
This was by far, THE BEST out of all THE DARK QUEEN novels. It's the ultimate "beauty and beast" story, exploring so much about "the grey areas" of life, and love, and challenging traditional notions of good vs. evil.
It's the darkest in the series by far, with delicious sexual tension, and a truly unique villainess. I fell in love with new "daughter of the earth" Meg, and Simon Aristide is the kind of anti-hero that had me swooning. I've loved Miri Cheney the most since book one, and this was a...more
This book can stand alone, but you will appreciate it much more if read as a series. I skim over quite a bit because the author does a great ...more
This book focuses on the youngest of the Cheney sisters, Miribelle and her attachment to the witch-hunter that has plagued both herself and her family.
I enjoyed this book. I really did. The first is still my ...more
All three stories are wrapped in historical fiction, but this window to the past is filmed through a modern lens. All the women share modern values of self-reliance and equality.
Overall, the books are well-written, ...more