- File Size: 297 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sue Brown's Stories (June 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DCZ92ZY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Lord's Tale (The Fitzwarren Inheritance Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Three major complaints:
1. The two major characters, Phil Fitzwarren, the eponymous lord, and Lee Curtis, a reckless and feckless ne'er-do-well, are as mis-matched a pair as one could create. The protagonists in the other books (Psychic's Tale and Soldier's Tale) are so finely and beautifully drawn that you know they've found their life's destiny in each other. These two have only found a (mostly) satisfying tumble in the hay; which leads me to the next complaint.
2. There was a sexual tension in the other two books that is totally lacking in this one. Phil and Lee fall into bed at the drop of a hat and seem totally incapable of having a conversation outside of bed. I swear, there were so many "sex scenes" (six? eight?) they became boring and repetitive. (I'm wondering whether Ms. Brown was new to the genre at the time she wrote this and didn't realize that "less is more".) The other books had maybe two such scenes each. I also disliked Lee's attitude toward Phil because it bordered on the abusive. There was no give and take on his part - only take.
3. (SPOILER ALERT) The resolution of the curse - with its false ending that sort of doubled back on itself in a very confusing and frankly irritating way.
I'm thinking of rewriting this book - using the bits that Ms Brown didn't totally wreck and fixing the rest. Then I can keep that version on my kindle and have a much better trilogy than I currently have now. - Such a sad waste.
Psychic's Tale, written by Chris Quinton, opens the major plot and scenery of The Fitzwarren Curse. Mark Renfrew is asked by his aging aunt to research a curse that affects not only his family but another in a nearby town, in the English countryside of Steeple Westford. He finds that in the autumn of 1644 Johnathan Curtiss cursed Belvedere Fitzwarren. "I curse you and your children's children, that you should live out your allotted years and those years shall be filled with grief, loss and betrayal even as you have betrayed and bereaved me".
The curse has very explicit verbiage to show possibly how to break the curse. The words continue "When the one who reads the earth, joins with he who sees beyond", and we were enchanted by the Psychic's Tale, Book 1 of the Fitzwarren Curse by Chris Quinton. We meet Mark Renfrew a psychic, meeting and falling in love with Jack Faulkner an anthropologist and these words connect for this wonderful story and the possible removal of a small piece of the curse.
The Soldier's Tale, written by R.J. Scott, continues with the next clue: "When the warrior and the healer stand to swear a sacred bond", and we meet Daniel Francis just back from Afghanistan, who has just met and saved Dr Sean Lester. Their blossoming relationship unfolds before our eyes. They four are becoming a team, and can possibly break a little bit more of the curse.
This review is for The Lord's Tale, the final story in this trilogy written by Sue Brown. We wait to see if this poor family will finally gain happiness. The third and final clue is: "When the one who seeks in danger is sworn to the landless lord". We realized previously that the Landless Lord was Phil Fitzwarren, but we had no idea who the one who seeks in danger was, until we met Jonathan Lee Curtis. We meet him when Phil goes to a local place to exercise, that has a rock climbing wall. While twenty feet high one night, Phil's mind was so mired in internal thought, he forgot where he was on the wall. Frozen in the spot, a voice from below calmly says "move your right hand to the right"...and the voice instructs him down to ground level. Lee was the voice, waiting for him at the bottom, and the last piece of the puzzle slid into place.
Oh my, what a sexy thing Lee is. Phil is an old man in a young body with what he has gone through, and he has always lived under the threat of any moment he could have an accident and die. Lee is younger than he is in years, sexy, brash and lovin' Phil. This relationship was just what this man, Phil needed... My heart jumped and cried 'yay' for him! So it is so nice to see our curse breaking team grow. The respect and love they all show for each other is wonderful. Ms. Brown takes us on the last adventure and I did not want this to end. I think this is a book for all readers, mystery, love, heroes, and great heart.
Review by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild