Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Enslaved - Kate Cotoner
Injured crusader Falk du Plessis survives the Battle of Hattin only to be sold at the slave market in Acre. He's bought by Sinan, a mysterious Saracen who takes care to hide his true identity. Falk has the feeling they’ve met before. Their attraction is instant and mutual and their destinies are inextricably entwined, but duty and loyalty to their respective masters threaten to drive them apart.
I like historicals, although I admit that here I don't know the background well enough to say how accurate Kate Cotoner's gotten it. And then I decided, it doesn't matter, because it rings true, and she does have a reputation for getting it right. And here, she paints the opposing sides, and the sides within sides, so well that the scholarship doesn't have to be on the reader's end to be fully immersed in the world of the Crusades.
The Saracens have the better end of the deal here, that's for sure, and Falk was wise enough to understand that.
Sinan does seem to talk a little more freely about secret matters than seems wise, but the information had to get out there, and this was one way.
A good read, and I'd read more from this author in a flat minute.