- File Size: 1456 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Publisher: Idunn Court Publishing (June 15, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XWRNWLC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Lord Apollo & the Colleen (Graceling Hall Book 2) Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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Theodore King, AKA "Lord Apollo" has returned from the dead, reinstated as lord of Graceling Manor. He does his best to do right by his one-time friend, Paddy Shields, but inadvertently ignites the wrath of Paddy's younger sister, Megan. Megan makes an unexpected visit to Graceling Hall in order to confront the young lord.
Megan is greeted with warmth by the KIng family, who ask her to remain at the estate for the foreseeable future. King's closest friend, Jensen, Lord Rowe, is not as welcoming of the young colleen. Soon both Rowe and Megan are at loggerheads -- unable to reconcile their differences of opinion in spite of their similarities.
And while Theodore has had his fortune and rightful place in society restored to him, his dear friends Clarissa and Jensen have all but lost their land and money. The brother and sister are reduced to giving private music and dancing lessons to the local gentry in order to make ends meet.
Almost all of the main characters are in need of suitable marriages to ensure their futures. Theodore King needs to continue the family dynasty. Jensen needs and infusion of cash to secure his station and in order to attract a promising suitor for his sister Clarissa. Spunky Megan's future is also uncertain. As an Irish lass of no social or financial standing, she has little to offer a potential groom. A life in service to others -- or if she's lucky, as a governess to a young charge -- are her most likely prospects.
As the ball given by the King family looms, romance waxes and wanes for all the characters and are complicated by less desirable personages. An enormous game of love-torn musical chairs ensues.
S.G. Rogers again delights her readers with a deeper look into British social customs. Social standing, Irish and English prejudices and the complexities of romantic matchmaking are all explored in "Lord Apollo and the Colleen". A wonderful follow-up novel to "Larken", which can also stand on its own, "Lord Apollo and the Colleen" is sure to thrill long-standing fans of Rogers as well as fortunate newcomers to her novels.