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Oh my Lord, poor Richard Adams. This is what life after Watership Down has come to? After page 39, though, I realized this book was not going to be even worthwhile continuing. There's just no way. The book might be titled "outlandish," but I had really hoped it wouldn't also be a reflection of the writing and plot itself. As much as I hate to say this about a favorite author, I do not recommend. The summary of this book is intriguing enough: roaming minstrel falls in love with the wife of a man
The story of three generations of an English minstrel's family & their part in events in the history of the land. Raymond Godsell is a minstrel traveling to Wales in the service of his master, carrying a letter offering support to Earl Henry, arriving from France, in challenging King Richard's monarchy. He stops the night at the site of a manor house construction & there falls in love with the foreman's wife. They decide to run away together, Raymond being forced to kill her husband in the proce...
This book was a little hard for me to rate. It got a two because of the way the author tried to put the English accent in the spelling, not to mention that some of the words were unfamiliar to me. Some of the passages were very dull. In the last section of the book the tells more of Anthony Babington, and very little of Honor, it was like she had a cameo role.
Slow start but interesting overall.
Not one of Richard Adams best, but as an Richard Adams fanatic I had to own it, I had to read.