I’ve had to say I find the book reasonably enjoyable. A great and enjoyable ‘easy and leisurely ‘ read but unfortunately although the plot ideas for the ending were great indeed it read almost like the author had been invited out for the day and, in her eagerness to go out and in haste she wrote it like a list of events to tie up lose ends May 12, Nick rated it liked it. Definitely worth the read. Such was the case with this one, loosely based on the Wars of the Roses, moved to the early Edwardian period and a family rivalry that ignites murder, double-dealing, love affairs and revenge. In , Edward Deravenel learns his father, brother, uncle and cousin were all killed in a fire.

In both books Cecily Neville in SiS and Watkins Deravanel in RD are mentioned as never having been fooled by Ned’s wild ways into not realizing what a competent able young man he was. Using the appearances, personalities, and life events of King Edward V and his Richard Neville Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker , Bradford creates a struggle for the Deravenel financial empire between Edward Deravenel, with the support of his cousin Neville Watkins, and Henry Grant set between and If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The style is so off-putting, I don’t care to read the book or the series. Now I have comitted myself to finishing the series I can only hope it does not drag on like a bad soap opera for the final two instalments. This book is the strongest of the three books in the trilogy. Over the pages we learn of how these contenders accomplish this feat, and root for them as obstacles thrown in their path are defeated one by one.

Met hulpo van zijn neef Neville slaagt Edward er inderdaad in de macht in handen te krijgen. To view it, click here. To be honest, I’m a bit ambivalent about this one. The dialogue wasn’t long winded, so everything written had a purpose. And, as with other books in the trilogy, whenever an enemy becomes too menacing, he dies a sudden death that is never explained or is murdered, but the murder is never solved.

With only one year of university training, he is ready to take over a business empire with interests all over the world. If you are going to read this trilogy, I definitely recommend reading this book first. Retrieved 9 March Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Edward is also a experienced lover.


I don’t even want to talk about it any more. Jun 28, KC rated it really liked it. A lot of potential plots are not explored well. As Bradford is often quoted: I wasn’t overly fond of the sex scenes, as I think they tended to detract from the storyline.

Customers who bought this item also bought. To date, she has written 35 novels—all bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. Now she has created an unforgettable new dynasty: Other reviews indicate the series is meant to mirror the War of the Roses, but as a soap opera.

I got this book when I was working in our library bookstore. Edward’s character is strong but kind and a true visionary.

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Certainly some of the colour and detail has been lost in the abridgment – the blurb says the book is dynassty dramatic saga that brings to life the glittering Edwardian Era” Um Martin’s Griffin; Reprint edition July 31, Language: But I have to say I felt the ending was very rushed. On the plus side, there was a very nice little interview with the author at the end of the recording.

Jaren geleden werden op de Nederlandse televisie series uitgezonden, naar boeken van Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Worst of all Edward himself, I thought he would change in the course of the book, but he is still shown to be the womanizing, overly attractive, overly trusting person and overall it wasn’t a well rounded main character.

Eerlijk gezegd had ik een totaal ander boek verwacht.

No thanks, I’ll pass. Brilliant book for a history piece. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your mofie, and attract new followers and customers.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Power and money, passion and adultery, ambition and treachery all illuminate a dramatic epic saga that brings to life the glittering Edwardian Era.

The author described Edward’s handsome manliness, his business acumen, and his expertise in seducing older women repeatedly and ad nauseum. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and retake control of their family’s business empire.


When Cecily Deravenel tells her eighteen-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother, uncle, and cousin in a fire Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced the illustrious Harte family in her blockbuster A Woman of Substance.

Heb al beter gelezen Archived from the original on 28 July De mannen horen de leiding te hebben, vrouwen zijn er om de mannen te behagen en zich van hun overspel niets aan te trekken. A real turd of a book. This happened on several occasions. Raenscar, Neville dies, shortly before World War I breaks out.


The Ravenscar Dynasty (Ravenscar, #1) by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Such was the case with this one, loosely based on the Wars of the Roses, moved to the early Edwardian period and a family rivalry that ignites murder, double-dealing, love affairs and revenge. Just started to read the 2nd in the series. So as far as audiobooks go, I suggest you give this one ravensca miss.

The writing was flowery and unnecessarily descriptive, adding absolutely nothing. Maar misschien lag dat laatste aan de vertaling van Engels naar Nederlands Want to Read saving…. The showdown between Edward, Neville and George was skipped all of a sudden 2yrs had passed.

Bradford’s books, but this time I’m not looking forward to reading “The Heir” and will wait for the paperback edition. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I picked up the audio book on a whim at the library for a recent trip and this is certainly 16 hours of my life that I will never get back. As such, the story just had sudden surprises and sudden bursts of plotline whereas majority was just a drag.

JamesBernard Cornwell and Ruth Rendell. Aug 05, Pat rated it it ravebscar ok Shelves: When Cecily Deravenel tells her eighteen-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother, uncle, and cousin in a fire, a part of him dies as well.