Friday, February 8, 2008
Post Three for Nor Iron Bars A Cage
Ok, so what do you do when your son's evil mum runs off with him to her hometown? You get him back, that's what you do! But how? Quite the question, and what Caprice Hokstad does in Nor Iron Bars A Cage in answer is something else indeed.
Now you've already read the synopsis of the book in my first post. You have a good idea what this story is all about. Duke Vahn sends Keedrina, his head slave (not to mention his wife in secret) along with his captain and a middle aged healer to Ganluc to rescue his son. It's a bold and dangerous move but he does it anyway. And Keedrina, driven by her intense love of the Duke, is willing to take what risks may come. And while she and her companions are off on their rescue mission, who should show up on the Duke's doorstep but a chick that's just bad news all the way around! And she's got her cap set on the Duke. Oh what a pickle! Manipulative, selfish and cunning, she manages to trick the duke into a game that basically lands him as her slave! Talk about going from being in a pickle to being turned into relish! Though Duke Vahn doesn't exactly relish being a slave, he is pretty good at it. But protecting one's honor will do that to a guy!
How does the Duke get out of his predicament? Will Keedrina and company rescue the Duke's son? Ahh ahh ahhhhh .... I'm not telling! Just what do you think I am? A spoiler? Not me!
It amazes me the amount of talent I have had the pleasure of reading over the last few months. Some of which I've had the chance to tour such as Caprice's book. The quality of writing is good, her storytelling ability very well done, and she has built a believable world with characters that you genuinely want to know and root for. All in all a good read and a lot of fun. And guess what? There are three books in this trilogy! Did I mention it was a trilogy? Yes it is. The Duke's Handmaiden, the first in the trilogy should definitely be read before one gets to Nor Iron Bars A Cage. There is too much back story to just jump into NIBAC, I think, and you'll want to know the characters backgrounds and story which leads up to the second installment. Soooooo, how long then will we have to wait until the third installment? Maybe if we picket Caprice she'll get it to all of us soon!