➻ Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) Author Cynthia Voigt – Marjoriejane.co.uk

Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) chapter 1 Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) , meaning Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) , genre Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) , book cover Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) , flies Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) , Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4) edeb7e972966c Two Women Elskea Girl With No Future, Until Her Grandmother S Sacrifice Saves Her From Certain Death Berielan Imperious Princess, Determined To Claim The Kingdom That Is Her Birthright Fate Brings Them Together, Both Exiles, One Servant To The Other To Beriel, The Mistress, Elske Offers Steadfast Loyalty And Courage Hard To Come By In Her Dangerous Quest To Regain The Throne She Has Been Denied By Treachery To Elske, The Handmaiden, Beriel S Proud Example Provides A Perhaps Even Precious Gift The Strength To Find Her True Self.


10 thoughts on “Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, #4)

  1. says:

    Really Elske you are just dull Yes your earing is enchanting but you re just dull Maybe in another time, another place But not today I m sorry.Elske is the story of a girl who grows up in a barbaric wolf man society She officially belongs to the king and when he dies, she will be sent into his tomb and will be abused by wild men, then burned alive with the dead kings body It s put intactfully in the book but that s basically the deal Ya I know Yuck So her grandmother takes her pla Really Elske you are just dull Yes your earing is enchanting but you re just dull Maybe in another time, another place But not today I m sorry.Elske is the story of a girl who grows up in a barbaric wolf man society She officially belongs to the king and when he dies, she will be sent into his tomb and will be abused by wild men, then burned alive with the dead kings body It s put intactfully in the book but that s basically the deal Ya I know Yuck So her grandmother takes her place as she runs away and she makes a new life in a world where people looke at her differently for her honey skin, grey eyes, and over all good looks It s a society where women fear men and are clearly unsuperior But then this girl comes along, claming she s a queen and pregnant Elske gets ca...


  2. says:

    This was one of the first books I read when I rediscovered fantasy in high school.It follows a maid who escapes from the fantasy Vikings and acts as a fixer and spy for a pregnant princess in fantasy Netherlands Season It s also a fine example of a fantasy world that handles itself just fine without the addition of magic See also my tendency to pick up books in the middle of a series instead of the start it still works as a standalone.It s held up to several rereads, but I m about due fo This was one of the first books I read when I ...


  3. says:

    I think this is Voigt s best book It s like a beautiful fairy tale NOTE you do not have to read the other Kingdom books to read this it stands alone I ve found that some of Voigt s other books tend to drag on and cause me to lose interest in the characters and their challenges I think her writing can sometimes be a bit too removed when what I really want to know is how the characters feel and what they are thinking This book isfocused From cover to cover it is a joy to read Elske I think this is Voigt s best book It s like a beautiful fairy tale NOTE you do not have to read the other Kingdom books to read this it stands alone I ve found that some of Voigt s other books tend to drag on and cause me to lose interest in the characters and their challenges I think her writing can sometimes be a bit too removed when what I really want to know is how the characters feel and what they are thinking This book isfocused From cover to cover it is a joy to read Elske is a captivating character and one of my all time favorites She is everything that is easy to love a dete...


  4. says:

    Yawn Voigt is skillful, but this book felt like a combination of Redwall esque obsessions gowns and tankards of ale, kingdoms and guilds , wannabe girl power, and a sort of steamy romance novel without the romance Elske s character was both fearless and humorless, making her flat and unsympathetic We re told that most of the male characters want to marry her or otherwise install her in their bed, maybe because she doesn t want them back We re told that she s proud and skillful with babies Yawn Voigt is skillful, but this book felt like a combination of Redwall esque obsessions gowns and tankards of ale, kingdoms and guilds , wannabe girl power, and a sort of steamy romance novel without the romance Elske s character was both fearless and humorless, making her flat and unsympathetic We re told that most of the male characters want to marry her or otherwise install her in their bed, maybe because she doesn t want them back We re told that she s proud and skillful with babies Also with killing babies when necessary Then, we re told over and over again that she s willing to give everything she has and follow Lady Beriel to distant lands becausewhy I was baffled, and found Beriel a brat Maybe there was some sort of Nietzchean protocol going on here, wherein she who acts haughtiest wins If Beriel were a man, or if Voigt permitted Elske some overt same sex attraction, thi...


  5. says:

    Ugh Dry, dry, dry.I found this and read it because I d remembered liking Jackaroo the first in the Kingdom books so much as a kid But either because my perceptions were a lot different then, or that was just a better book, Elske did not live up to my expectations.The book does depict a cleverly imagined kingdom, and the various nations and people within peaked my interest But almost everything else Elske, Beriel the future queen, their adventures or lack thereof , and the brief descript Ugh Dry, dry, dry.I found this and read it because I d remembered liking Jackaroo the first in the Kingdom books so much as a kid But either because my perceptions were a lot different then, or that was just a better book, Elske did not live up to my expectations.The book does ...


  6. says:

    Minor character from previous book grows old and dies among the Wolfers Her grand daughter Elske runs away, meets some men, becomes a servant, becomes a better servant, and learns that she has honor.Also from last page of Previous Book The baby that was destined to be Earl had a granddaughter, who now has to marry There are many many plot twists Elske and the Gra...


  7. says:

    This book is truly inspirational, and I love it so much You love fantasy You like romance You like danger Read it, I dare you, and you will never forget it READ IT


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILER WARNING Elske, the main character, appeared very one dimensional and flat in the beginning This may have been on purpose, so that later, as she developed emotions in her story life, her character developed depth too Oddly this flatness actually reminded me of the original girl with the pearl earring, who seemed very one dimensional as well in her story, and who was made famous by use of the same Vermeer painting on the front cover of her book I am a big fan of Voigt s Jackaroo, and SPOILER WARNING Elske, the main character, appeared very one dimensional and flat in the beginning This may have been on purpose, so that later, as she developed emotions in her story life, her character developed depth too Oddly this flatness actually reminded me of the original...


  9. says:

    Elske escapes the cruel, savage Wolfer society of her birth, and takes up a position as servant in a merchant town There she is swept up in the world of a difficult and cold princess who is in desperate need.I wanted to like this, because I do love Voigt, but it s not anything special It s set in the same world as Jackaroo, On Fortune s Wheel and The Wings of a Falcon, and the protagonist s grandmother, Tamara, seems to have been a character in one of the other books, but I can t remember Elske escapes the cruel, s...


  10. says:

    I give two stars for the superb use of words and unique writing along with the world building However, the story lacks heart andimportantly it lacks an ability to make me care about the characters What Jackaroo had, this story doesn t I thought the themes of abortion, poor taste, as well as the many times rape was mentioned as the cultures way of life I understand that this is a barbaric society, I just don t want to read about it when I care nothing for the motives nor did I think it I give two stars for the superb use of words and unique writing along with the world building However, the story lacks heart andimportantly it lacks an ability to make me care about the characters What Jackaroo had, this story doesn t I thought the themes of abortion, poor taste, as well as the many times rape was mentioned as the cultures way of life I understand that this is a barbaric society, I just don t want to read about it when I care nothing for ...


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