After reading The Arrangement, I wanted to see Morvan get his happiness. Reading the negative reviews of his story The Protector, I read the last half first then went back to the beginning and read straight through.
One thing was crystal clear Morvan loved Anne from the beginning to the end. He valued her more than his own life or pride. I knew that when he left her weapons in plain sight lest she disobey him and ride out to follow him in his confrontation with the outlaws.
Personally, This is one of the best medieval romances I have ever read. The title is so ironic - Morvan tries so hard to protect Anne and yet she literally saves his life twice and tries yet again getting herself wounded.
Both have had to accept responsibility - he at ten years old surrendering his father's castle to protect his mother and sister; she at sixteen wielding a crossbow to protect the nuns at the convent where she is staying - then again assuming the role of lord when her father and brother die.
Morvan is an English knight as lord of a Breton castle - much of his behavior is driven by the knowledge that his authority is tenuous - but he relies on walking that fine line with his wife rather than doing anything that would truly damage their connection.
Both main characters are equally self sacrificing. Both are equally intelligent and resourceful. Both are equally protective of each other. Both are equally passionate and both love each other very much. It is that love that generates
One more thing - the reader can feel the love between Morvan and Anne treaded into the fabric of the book.
Wonderful love story.
- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: BANTAM DELL; 1 edition (7 September 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553583549
- ISBN-13: 978-0553583540
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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