Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN $39.95 Eight CDs
Rosalyn Landor’s superb ability to leap centuries is never more evident than it’s been this year—from the contemporary (SWAPPING LIVES) to this seventeenth-century historical romance, a prequel to Koen’s acclaimed THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. In this tale of intrigue, murder, power-mad politicos, bloody battlefields, bedroom assignations, sexual deviance, and royal scandals, Landor plays young Alice Vernay, maid of honor to the Queen, ambitious (she wants to marry the elderly, very rich Duke of Balmoral), plotting, seductive, and impossibly romantic (she’s in love with a not-so-rich soldier). In this lavish audio production, the listener can hear the swish of gowns, the clash of steel, and the heavy breathing of passion. Landor is not daunted by the book’s enormous cast. She deftly switches genders, accents, and emotions in a bravura performance. M.T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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