[Download Summary] The White Raven ✓ Diana L. Paxson


  • Paperback
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  • The White Raven
  • Diana L. Paxson
  • English
  • 25 May 2019
  • 9780380752294

10 thoughts on “The White Raven

  1. says:

    Edited to mention since people are telling me the other reviews didn't specify that the perpetrator of the triggery behavior is not the man the heroine ends up with Mark is coolI’m going to explain the premise pitch and demographics of this book first so you know whether or not you’re interested and then give you the recipe blog ramble afterward so that you aren’t sitting there for the first minute of rea

  2. says:

    Does anyone else feel that Tristan and Isolde were the two most selfish people on the planet? So they drink a love potion you'd think that two reasonably intelligent people could grit their teeth say You know I hated you five minutes ago and now you're the moon in my sky something's gone wrong here But nooooo they procee

  3. says:

    I was really enjoying this book until about page 280 or so when the author suddenly felt it necessary to include a rape her till she likes it scene

  4. says:

    Dreadful The uniue talent of an author to take one of the most romantic heartbreaking legends of all time and make it completely boring is some

  5. says:

    2019 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge a book based on mythologyThis book was OK Until you got to the part where you learn that if a man rapes a woman enough times she will come to enjoy it

  6. says:

    I loved this book in high school when I first read it Nearly 20 years later I picked it up again to see if I still do I do The beginning has some standard set the stage scenes that felt blah blah get on with it but the story builds from there Paxon's descriptions of setting are beautiful and relevant to the settingstagetime period and her characters are very interesting explorations of legendary figures Someti

  7. says:

    45 stars out of 5I thought that this story was very lovely 'The White Raven' tells the tale of Drustan and Esseilte Tristan and Isoldefrom the point of view of Esseilte's cousin and personal servant Branwen Whil

  8. says:

    A fairly dry retelling of the Tristan Isolde story from the point of view of Isolde's cousinservant Branwen The scenery descriptions were lovely

  9. says:

    This is a beautiful mix between historical romance and the fantasy of myth It is a grand story that's been told impeccably

  10. says:

    Reading this at 14 is probably the reason for my hatred of love triangles and absolutely the source of my sensitivity to and intolerance for rape her til she likes it scenes Nope Nopity nope nope nope

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The White Raven

Father Morholt in battle Drustan seeks Esseilte's hand for his uncle Marc'h King of Kernow Cornwall an alliance arranged for political reasonsOn the way to Cornwall Esseilte tries to poison Drustan but the potion they both drink turns out to be a love filtre prepared for Esseilte and Marc'h Thus the tale is set in motion with passion and hate binding the lovers together With Branwen's aid they are able to deceive Marc'h on the wedding night Branwen close in appearance to the ueen. 2019 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge a book based on mythologyThis book was OK Until you got to the part where you learn that if a man rapes a woman enough times she will come to enjoy it The Freeze-Frame Revolution political reasonsOn the way to Cornwall Esseilte tries to The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 poison Drustan but the His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch prepared for Esseilte and Marc'h Thus the tale is set in motion with The Doctors Dating Bargain passion and hate binding the lovers together With Branwen's aid they are able to deceive Marc'h on the wedding night Branwen close in appearance to the ueen. 2019 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge a book based on mythologyThis book was OK Until you got to the

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This haunting retelling of the tale of Tristan and Iseult here called Drustan and Esseilte in accordance with Celtic legend and language goes back to early versions before Mallory and Wagner to explore the nature of love duty and loyalty The story is told by Branwen cousin and companion to Esseilte daughter of the High King of Eriu Ireland The two young women save the life of a badly wounded harper later discovered to be Drustan who had killed Esseilte's beloved uncle and Branwen's. Does anyone else feel that Tristan and Isolde were the two most selfish people on the planet So they drink a love potion you d think that two reasonably intelligent people could grit their teeth say You know I hated you five minutes ago and now you re the moon in my sky something s gone wrong here But nooooo they proceed to destroy a kingdom cuckold a King who d done nothing to either of them and lie to everyone just so they can carry on their torrid affair that ends in tragedyFortunately in this book we have Branwen Branwen is Esseilte s Isolde s handmaid and in a usual telling of this tale would be forced haplessly to pretend to be her mistress in King Marc s bed while Drustan and Esseilte are going at it like bunnies This Branwen is intelligent gentle without being weak and can see what Esseilte blinded by her own emotions and the love philtre cannot that the King is tied to the land and a bad marriage for the King is bad for the land Branwen and Marc who in this book is not entirely an idiot and is aware that there is a distinct difference between the lady in his bed and his alleged wife grow to care for each other and work to protect Marc s kingdom despite the varying degrees of havoc being wreaked upon it by Drustan and Esseilte s machinationsThis is truthfully the only version of this tale I ve ever liked Tristan and Isolde are portrayed as the selfish self absorbed children I always felt they were Marc gets to show why he s King and Branwen gets to step out of the shadows and have a story of her own

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Sleeps with the king and falls in love with him For a while Esseilte and Drustan escape detection but eventually they are caught in circumstances that cannot be ignored leading to the tragic denouement This is a complex tale interweaving the political and religious conflicts of the sixth century when the ancient Druid religion still had a strong hold Paxson The Paradise Tree White Mare Red Stallion breathes life and wonder into one of the most romantic of the Celtic Germanic legend. This is a beautiful mix between historical romance and the fantasy of myth It is a grand story that s been told impeccably well I m glad I picked this up when I randomly found it It is a most enjoyable addition to my collection The Breach of Crowns political and religious conflicts of the sixth century when the ancient Druid religion still had a strong hold Paxson The Paradise Tree White Mare Red Stallion breathes life and wonder into one of the most romantic of the Celtic Germanic legend. This is a beautiful mix between historical romance and the fantasy of myth It is a grand story that s been told impeccably well I m glad I Icebergs picked this up when I randomly found it It is a most enjoyable addition to my collection


About the Author: Diana L. Paxson

Diana L Paxson born 1943 is a novelist and author of nonfiction primarily in the fields of Paganism and Heathenism Her published works include fantasy and historical fiction novels as well as numerous short stories More recently she has also published nonfiction books about Pagan and Heathen religions and practicesIn addition to her multiple novels and collaborations she has written over