Cry Melusine by James Buchanan


Historical Fiction m/f/m

ISBN 1-59426-917-3

Reviewed by Beth Anne



Julius Montclair LaRousse Vidamé du Caroline, agent of Cardinal Richelieu of France, has just completed five years of a ten-year service, terms of a pardon from the Cardinal.  His wife Keiko would like to reunite with her family in Scotland and introduce their son, Jean Paul, to her family.  Curran, Jules’ lover, travels with the family on their voyage from La Florida, as the sequel to Lord Carabas begins.  Secrets begin to unravel between Jules, Keiko, and Curran, as well as high tensions and mysteriously unexplained life-threatening accidents to Jules and Jean Paul while visiting Keiko’s family.

In Cry Melusine, the second book of the River of Time series, Jules meets his in-laws for the first time and encounters another fey.  Rich in history, lore, conniving characters, and unexpected plot twists, Cry Melusine is the perfect follow--up to Lord Carabas.  We learn a little more about Jules, watch Keiko mature, we see the steadfast loyalty and love from Curran towards Jules even through infidelity.  At times poignant, but at all times riveting and even knowing Jules’ character and weaknesses, I rooted for his causes and wanted revenge against those attacking him and his loved ones.  The passion that erupts between the characters is so well woven into the plot, and very integral to the storyline, as well as just plain hot.  I enjoyed Cry Melusine and look forward to the next installment in the River of Time series.


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