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The Lady of the Sorrows (2002)

by Cecilia Dart-Thornton

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Series: Bitterbynde (2)

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I love the use of old fairy tales and the descriptive language of the story. I did have to pull out the dictionary a few times though. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
The second book of the Bitterbynde trilogy. Lots and lots more tromping around, romance, assumed identities, being chased by dangerous and mystical enemies, adventuring around - plus in addition, the tribulations of court society and even more romance...
And I'm not kidding when I say "lots" - it's nearly 600 pages, and I have to admit, although it was good, I was getting a little bit tired of it by the end... I'm currently reading the last book of the trilogy, but not all that fast....
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  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
Il secondo capitolo della trilogia di bytterbinde (letteralmente un voto vincolante) si apre laddove La ragazza della torre termina. Imhrien ha riacquistato voce e volto e ora deve compiere la sua missione presso la corte del Re-Imperatore di Erith. Assume quindi la fittizia identità di Rohain delle Isole Sorrows e come nel precedente capitolo da qui si snoda una fitta trama di avventure che porteranno la giovane a scoprire la sua vera identità.
La dama delle isole è un romanzo più scorrevole del precedente e meno farraginoso, seppure lo stile della Thornton non si smentisce con le sue minuziose (a volte manieristiche) descrizioni.
Tutta la potenza narrativa dell'autrice però si rivela negli ultimi capitoli, quando diventa evidente che la rievocazione delle mitologia e del folklore non è ridotta solo a qualche sporadico racconto orale e ballata, ma caratterizza fortemente l'etnografia di Erith.
Per questo arrivati alla rivisitazione del mito del Pifferaio Magico di Hamelin adattato al mondo della Thornton, assumendo un ruolo centrale nella vicenda di Imhrien, si capisce che il lavoro condotto dall'autrice è veramente colto e minuzioso. Ovviamente la vicenda non si conclude, giacché la trilogia è un corpo unico. ( )
  Zeruhur | May 26, 2012 |
Il secondo capitolo della trilogia di bytterbinde (letteralmente un voto vincolante) si apre laddove La ragazza della torre termina. Imhrien ha riacquistato voce e volto e ora deve compiere la sua missione presso la corte del Re-Imperatore di Erith. Assume quindi la fittizia identità di Rohain delle Isole Sorrows e come nel precedente capitolo da qui si snoda una fitta trama di avventure che porteranno la giovane a scoprire la sua vera identità.
La dama delle isole è un romanzo più scorrevole del precedente e meno farraginoso, seppure lo stile della Thornton non si smentisce con le sue minuziose (a volte manieristiche) descrizioni.
Tutta la potenza narrativa dell'autrice però si rivela negli ultimi capitoli, quando diventa evidente che la rievocazione delle mitologia e del folklore non è ridotta solo a qualche sporadico racconto orale e ballata, ma caratterizza fortemente l'etnografia di Erith.
Per questo arrivati alla rivisitazione del mito del Pifferaio Magico di Hamelin adattato al mondo della Thornton, assumendo un ruolo centrale nella vicenda di Imhrien, si capisce che il lavoro condotto dall'autrice è veramente colto e minuzioso. Ovviamente la vicenda non si conclude, giacché la trilogia è un corpo unico. ( )
  Zeruhur | May 26, 2012 |
This one picks up immediately where the first one left off, as our amnesiac protagonist takes another assumed name - Lady Rohain of the Sorrow Islands, which is where we get the title - and finishes her journey to the king, to deliver news of the treasure. She makes swift friends with Tam Lin and True Thomas (who are just there, hanging around - you find out why in the third book), as well as Tam Lin's wife, Alys-Janetta. She, as usual, makes some enemies at court, and is forced to return to the Stormrider tower, this time as an honored guest. It is there that the Wild Hunt attacks her and she finally meets the king, who courts her and they end up engaged. When he is forced to fight a war, he leaves her, along with his heir, Thomas, and Alys, on a hidden island, theoretically safe. Alas, the island is attacked, they are forced to flee, and are separated in a large tsunami. Washing up on the shore with her two servants, Rohain wanders toward the place she learned she was first discovered at, and upon actually getting there manages to regain most of her memory.

The story of how she wound up an ill-made mute is actually quite well done, and I'm a great fan of it. I'm also a great fan of her newly realized importance and her newly-remembered antagonist - Morrigan, the Crown Prince of Faerie. The book ends with this discovery.
  sweird | Jan 28, 2010 |
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It was Nethilmuis, the Cloudmonth. Shang storms came and went close on each other's heels, and then the wild winds of Winter began to close in.
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Returning to the magical Bitterbynde world, the maiden Rohain is no longer deformed or mute. Yet her dreams of happiness are short-lived when the Unseelie hordes declare war on humankind--and Rohain is the real target of the Wild Hunt. Original.

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"Though her memory remains clouded by sorcery, Imrhien must take vital news directly to the King-Emperor of Caermelor. She hopes that there she may also find Thorn, the fearless ranger who has won her heart." "Since no commoner may approach the royal court, Imrhien must assume a new identity as Rohain, a noble visitor from the distant Sorrow Isles. Her disguise helps her discover that the King and his rangers have departed to battle the Unseelie hordes that have suddenly declared war against mortals. While she awaits the King's return, Rohain is trapped in her masquerade, facing a court where treachery and deceit are as deadly as any eldritch peril." "Changes of fate occur, and for a brief while it seems Rohain's dream of happiness may be achieved. Yet her joy is short-lived. For attacks by nightmare monsters of the Wild Hunt, led by the Unseelie Lord Huon, grow ever more frequent and brutal. And when evil forces lay siege to the royal sanctuary on a hidden mystic island, Rohain must accept a horrifying fact: She is the real target of the monstrous attacks; she is the one whom Huon hunts. And she has no idea why." "To protect those she loves, the Lady of the Sorrows must undertake a desperate quest to discover who she is and why an unhuman evil would destroy a world to find her. But the truth of Rohain's past will prove more incredible - and far more tragic - than any she could possibly have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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