1298 A.D. - Lady Diamantha de Bocage Edlington lost her husband at the Battle of Falkirk. Grieving, she is unprepared for the visit of Sir Cortez de Bretagne, King Edward's garrison commander at Sherborne Castle. Dark and fiery from his Spanish heritage, Cortez is a knight with sultry good looks and a quick temperament. He has also come on a mission.
Cortez was the last man who saw Diamantha's husband alive and promised the dying man he would take care of his wife. He has therefore come to claim her. Horrified, Diamantha struggles to come to terms with what de Bretagne is telling her, but in her heart, resentment and hatred stir: Robert Edlington's corpse was left upon the fields of Falkirk and de Bretagne, as the last man to see him, is to blame.
Therefore, before Diamantha will become de Bretagne's wife, she makes a demand of him: return for Robert's body and bring him home for a proper burial. And so, the great Questing to find Robert Edlington's body begins...
Join Diamantha and Cortez on their great journey from the fields of Dorset to the hallowed grounds of Falkirk, a journey during which they discover great and terrible things about the world, their country, and each other. From the ashes of grief rises a phoenix of great passion, and bonds are forged between Diamantha and Cortez that can never be broken.
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My Quest Is You!
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A love so divine, it touches the soul
For it was not into my ear he whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. 13th century poet
Kathryn Le Veque always provides a small part of history for me with exquisite detail about people who lived in that period, enticing me further to chase down how it fits into the big plan of our past whether it be political, social, or environmental. Thank God for the ease of access through the internet. This is one of the reasons I particularly enjoy her writing which leans heavily on events of history which Ms. Le Veque expressively uses. I am never disappointed in any of the author’s medieval stories. She creates a world I can reach out and touch. That’s great writing!
This story begins with the Battle of Falkirk, the place where Lady Diamantha’s husband had been cut down by an arrow. The English won this particular battle, but lost many men. The story proceeds with a quest. One Lady Diamantha needed to take. She wanted to return to the scene of the battle to see if she could retrieve her late husband’s body. Her quest included learning the true merit of men in dangerous days. Some were found wanting indeed, while others touched her heart and one her very soul.
Sir Cortez found what he knew not what he lacked. He came to many realizations on the journey. He had found his quest, his quest was his lady wife and her adorable daughter, Sophie.
The story was rich in description, culture, etiquette and tradition of the time. Mesmerized by the hardship of living life those many years back, I was, as well, completely captivated by its emotional pull to my senses.
This story dealt with what is buried in the hearts of man and his need to seek revenge long after that emotion should have died. Equally founded in this story is what man will do to protect those he loves from evil doers and unhappiness. (This listen will require a box of tissue.)
Tim Campbell did a marvelous job in every aspect of the production. He carried well the intention of the author. His female impersonations were marvelous. I no longer heard a male impersonating a woman, but a female in dialog. He was successful in telling the story in its dramatic setting in an authentic and totally riveting effect. He has narrated several of this author’s novels which I will be listening to. I listened to some of the samples of his voice overs and find he really is very versatile and engaging.
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