Rosalind Miles is a historical fiction author and has written an interesting trilogy on the original star crossed lovers Tristan and Isolde.
The Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles- Book Review by Erin Miller
Rosalind Miles is a historical fiction author and has written an interesting trilogy on the original star crossed lovers Tristan and Isolde. The book The Lady of the Sea is the third book in the Isolde and Tristan trilogy by Rosalind Miles. It was interesting but could have been done better but it was definitely better than the second book in the trilogy.
Isolde in The Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles is Queen of Ireland. The King Darath of the Picts is threatening to invade Ireland so she sets to return to the Western Isle to take care of this threat of invasion. Now the way she had dealt with this threat was to use peaceful tactics and while I agree nothing gets solved by bloodshed I felt this part of the story was a bit unrealistic. Darath and the Picts were a race of men known to exterminate women and show no mercy to anyone so for a King of this type of people to follow Isolde’s lead just didn’t make sense to me although I do appreciate the idea.
Meanwhile, King Mark is growing jealous of the bond of Tristan and Isolde. Once again I have to remember the time period this story takes place because King Mark was having an affair on the side himself with the Lady ELva who he ended up casting aside. Still, King Mark becomes a blood thirsty tyrant because of his cowardice and the religious extremism of the Christians in the story such as Father Dominian and Arraganzo. It really was just sad. That’s all I can say about that.
The love between Tristan and Isolde was just annoying. I mean it’s great that they were each other’s true loves or what not but really it seemed to two were way too codependent on another, at least in the beginning of the story. I admit I did appreciate the love between the couple towards the end of the story when Tristan rescues Isolde from a leper house and Mark goes hunting for them.
Still, this book has twists and turns within that can be enjoyed. I personally think it could have been done better but it wasn’t that bad. All in all, it was a pretty good story. I rate The Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles a 5 out of 10.
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