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Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery (&hellip by Lucinda Brant
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising, 5 July 2014
I am an obsessive reader of Georgians and Regencies, having started like so many of us with Georgette Heyer. These complicated novels here part of one of her three series (Roxton, Salt Bride, Alec Halsey) by Lucinda Brant are in that world but also a world away; the characters complex in so many levels the protocols of society so well described the ploys and plots labyrinthine and the whole enthalling. Alec Halsey is a fascinating flawed aristocrat, and this series simply terrific. The plot is unpredictable, and the author never formulaic. My discovery of the 2010s. and although very different, in terms of the lapidary and exquisite prose, as strong as the best of Eloisa James, and even… Read more
Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance (Roxton&hellip by Lucinda Brant
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a totally outstanding novel, which takes us to the decadent, complicated French court well before the Revolution, with its convoluted protocol, feuds, alliances, etc and etc and to an Anglo French aristocrat the hero who eventually succumbs to the most amazing and determined and intelligent beauty. Lucinda Brant is a superb writer, and evokes an almost unimaginable society through amazing descriptions of costume, interiors, sheer glittering physicality. Unputdownable; the only adverse criticism is a clunking title which is in its vulgarity the only wrong note.
Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance (Roxton &hellip by Lucinda Brant
The fourth book in a related series, opulently and superbly written, filled with detail, scholarship worn lightly, the prose delightful, even mesmerising, and the extremes of character, goodness mixed up with corruption, cruelty, ambition, passion, kindness --- a perfect and dazzling period romance. warmly recommended.