- Title: The Falcon and the Flower
- Author: Virginia Henley
- ISBN: 9780440204299
- Page: 332
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
Astride her white palfrey, surrounded by a nimbus of silver blond hair, Jasmine was a vision to strike a man mute with desire But the violet eyed love child of King Richard s half brother had vowed that no man would ever rule her heart Until she saw the face of the Devil himself in her crystal ball the dark, brooding knight who would kill to make her his own She wouAstride her white palfrey, surrounded by a nimbus of silver blond hair, Jasmine was a vision to strike a man mute with desire But the violet eyed love child of King Richard s half brother had vowed that no man would ever rule her heart Until she saw the face of the Devil himself in her crystal ball the dark, brooding knight who would kill to make her his own She would risk a dissolute court and a maddened, lustful king to keep destiny at bay, anything to keep her from the hypnotic eyes and burning caresses ofThe Falcon.A wickedly handsome warrior who lived by blood and the sword, Falcon de Burgh wanted to wed no woman until he laid eyes on the exquisite Jasmine, and he vowed to possess her, to teach her all the wondrous ways a man could love a woman, no matter what it might take to conquer her fiery, unyielding heart Falcon knew only blind, reckless passion as he swore to tame, at the risk of his lifeThe Flower.
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To describe this book in one word-TORTURE.I hated Jasmine.She was an irrational,stupid,crazy brat.Her behaviour in 3/4th of the book was atrocious and in the rest was amazingly idiotic.In fact she came in the category of prize idiots.Falcon was the so called hero.I did not actively hate him for most parts but disliked him.In short I was tortured by the behaviour of the main leads in this book.I liked the side,supporting characters much better.God!even Morgana was better than Jasmine.One can atle [...]
Another Great Story from a Master of Historical RomanceThe first in Henley's Plantagenet trilogy (The Falcon and the Flower, The Dragon and the Jewel and The Marriage Prize), this story is set in the late 12th century, beginning in 1199 just as King Richard I ("the Lion Heart") is slain in France and his youngest brother, John (the runt of the Plantagenet litter), takes the throne of England.Jasmine, the sheltered love child of King Richard's half brother, the Earl of Salisbury, has been raised [...]
Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.Kalbimin Tek Sahibi gibi historical romance türünde okuduğuklarımızı nazaran bambaşka bir kitap.Yazarın anlatımı ve kalemi gerçekten çok güçlü. O dönemi tüm gerçekliği, detaylı anlatımıyla okuyucunun önüne sürmesi, savaşların abartısız anlatımı benim açımdan güzeldi.Jasmine karakteri sınırlarımı zorlayan hatta patlama nedenim olucak bir karakterdi. Alpha erkek modellerine zaafım var ve Falcon karakter [...]
DNF on pg 50. *yawns*
Leave all common sense at the door when you read this book and enjoy the whole magical fantasy that is Virginia Henley. In this book nothing make sense and the whole, he had no choice but to rape her idea pissed me off. Also, lets forget for a minute that you know anything about history and the Middle Ages because this book while entertaining has no historically value. Some part of this book made me ill. Like throwing up in my mouth. The king was so evil. You name an evil sin and he has done it. [...]
Despite some questionable historical howlers like velvet and William Marshal being the Earl of Pembroke during Richard's reign, I was willing to try, if only for the snark. I do realize that this was written back-in-the-day and historical accuracy, particularly in romances, wasn't such a bugaboo as it is today, but when this happened the book hit the virtual wall and is being returned to the library pronto. Using the spoiler tag for those who don't want to read the offensive language.(view spoil [...]
THE FALCON AND THE FLOWER - PoorHenley, Virginia - 1st in Medieval Plantagenet seriesRaised in a world without men, alluring Jasmine vows never to surrender to any man. Yet suddenly she finds herself caught between a king's penchant for virgins and a 13th-century warrior's oath to conquer her unyielding heart.Frightened virgin in the first 3/4 of the story suddenly becomes a passionate lover. Awful.
Jasmine, puteri dari love child of King Richard's half brother, hidup bersama neneknya estelle di tower.hidup jasmine sangat dilindungi karna kondisinya yg fragile apalagi postur tubuh jasmine yg memang kecil membuat semua menganggap jasmine lemah ditambah ibunda jasmine yg meninggal sehabis melahirkan jasminertahun2 hidup jasmine terisolir sampai dia bertemu Falcon de Burgh, A wickedly handsome warrior who lived by blood and the sword.falcon langsung jatuh cinta pd jasmine & langsung melama [...]
Virginia Henley's Enslaved is one of my favorite novels. It's the type of novel that leaves an impression on you. Sad to say, this is a disappointment. I loved how it started out, I found the introduction of the main characters intriguing. I was hoping that Jasmine would show some affection towards Falcon as I kept reading the book (she never really did show any). It was frustrating to read the whole story and I guess the only reason I even kept going was in the hopes that she would begin to ret [...]
Jasmine was daughter the King Henry II's illegitimate son. Her mother had died in childbirth and she had been very small and sickly. She was given to her grandmother, Estelle, to raise. She was now almost 18. She considered to small to become a wife and mother so she was raised in the arts of music, painting, botany, writing, poetry and magic. She did tricks her grandmother taught her not because she believed in magic but to give people hope that what they wished for would come true. One evening [...]
he rapes her. she's crying and begging him to stop and he rapes her and acts like he needs to do it. if he was so "in love" with her he wouldn't rape her. he wouldn't constantly threaten to beat her. what reasons did he give her to fall in love with him? he fucking rapes her on their wedding night. fuck him. this is disgusting. I need to take a shower after reading this trash. the only reason they're even together is because he's the "best" suitor in some bizarre hell dimension of terrible rapis [...]
As always, Henley depicts the arrogant Alpha hero to the max. The heroine is what really got the one-star review. She spends most of the book a tiny terrified virgin who finds the hero repellent and then wham! One night locked up in a room together and she's Lady Godiva. I found the heroine's constant whiney refusals of any physical interaction really, really tedious. Not that I condone violence, but this was one of those books where I really would have laughed if the hero had just up and given [...]
0.5 stars.I have honestly never hated a heroine more! Like i kept reading hoping it would get better but it didn't it gradually got worse. I couldn't understand why she was so mean to the hero. He saves her from being raped, marries her and the things that came out of her mouth were vile and cruel and she never really developed at the end. There was also no real explanation for her cruelty. The author explains it as never being around men but i dont think it was efficient to explain such horrid [...]
Trashy romance for the win!Henley isn't very creative with her adjectives and I think I read "she was restless as a lioness" and "the slab of muscle of his chest" about 4 times but the dialogue is pretty good. Got pretty good insight into Falcon's head but Jasmine was a bit irritating. Took a while to get used to Henley's style of writing: one minute we're in England, the next paragraph we're in France; one paragraph where in Jasmine's head, the next we're in Falcon's. All the fighting and stubb [...]
I like Virginia Henley, but I did not like this book. Jasmine was horrible throughout. She never showed any growth - she was a selfish spoiled brat to the very end. The only reason this book didn't get a 1 star rating is because I liked Falcon's character. I would be interested to know if the voluptary aspects of King John and Queen Isabella are true.
So far I have liked this author's romances.Back Cover Blurb:This book is the love story between Falcon de Burgh and Jasmine of Salisbury.
If I could give it less than one star I would. Jasmine is my least favorite heroineever. All I wanted to do was slap some sense into her.
Kaç kez okudum seni bilmiyorum ama sor bana doydum mu :D Hayırrrr <3 MUHTEŞEMDİ
Read this years ago while going through a historical romance phase (from which I am now well recovered) I did enjoy it but I really, really couldn't stand Jasmine minute she's like Disney's Snow White with her hedgehog & bird, acting all sweet & innocent then next she's turned into a right virago she had split personality issues! However, even though I didn't like the main character, the storyline was fine.
Not so goodJasmine was so damn stubborn and wouldnt give an inch. It was so exhausting omg. I usually love all books by this author but not this one
this story was way too slow to develop I was bored
Dopo tanto tempo eccomi a leggere un medievale che mi ha rapita nonostante la protagonista soprannominata da me con il nome di Biancaneve.Libro assolutamente ben scritto, il protagonista poi è tantissima robbba, merita veramente tanto anche se continuo a chiedermi come abbia fatto a innamorarsi di lei… evidentemente è proprio vero che l’amore è cieco…. Lui cavaliere senza paura e lei giunco delicato che sotto sotto nasconde un’anima da girasole con indole da bella addormentata nel bos [...]
Virgina Henley'in yazdığı ''Kalbimin Tek Sahibi'' okundu, bitti. Bu kitap yazarın okuduğum ikinci romanı. ilkinde olduğu gibi bunu da çok sevdimve yine aynı şekilde bunu da bir çırpıda okuyamadım. Evet okuyamadım. Yavaş yavaş ilerledim. Çünkü yazarın dili biraz ağır. Kitapta o kadar çok isim ve ortaçağa ait politik dönemler, sinsi güç çıkarları o kadar çok yer alıyor ki sindirmesi biraz zaman alıyor.Tüm bunların yanı sıra iki karakter arası ki tutkulu aşk [...]
If you're looking for a good, hot & steamy medieval romance- look elsewhere. I agree with others that I could not stand the heroine in this book. I spent most of the book feeling sorry for Falcon, the hero, while I waited for the heroine to somehow grow up or become more like able. There was, of course, some political strife and things going on as like a secondary plot that severely stressed me out, which is ridiculous! I think that I wouldn't have been so easily stressed by the rest of the [...]
If I could go half a star I would. Boring boring boring. I wish my promise to read the whole book started AFTER this book. Jasmine is obnoxious, the sex comes off as VERY Rapey Not passionate 3/4 of it she's the innocent' virgin brainwashed to hate men and all of a sudden she's madly in love with him (Stockholm anyone?)Might have redeemed itself it explored her 'magic' some more ( was she or wasn't she?? Virginia couldn't make up her mind) and the debauchery of King John Which I enjoyed. Probabl [...]
I really enjoyed the book. While the leading lady got to me at the beginning, I got used to her. The story was sweet yet spicy at the same time and I found it hard to put the book away. I really loved that it was historically grounded with authentic characters in the play. Yes, the author took some liberties but at least didn't pull things out of thin air. The hero managed to make me happy, angry and everything in between and as one of the few shall be dearly remembered.
I remember reading this book when I was in college 10 years ago and reread it many times then. It was my first read english novel, so to say. But I lost it; don't know where and when.It was an enjoyable read. Falcon is dark, tall, strong and everythingwhile Jasmine is a vurnerable , naive virgin who tends to separate her body & soul when she's with Falcon.I think they completed each other though.
Liked the story although the heroine is a bit way to uptight. I have relatives like this. You just mention the word 'sex' and they have a heart attack. Was a little irritating and then the yo-yo thing, then she needs him to protect and then she doesn't want him near her. Definately needs to do some growing up.
Great story, set in the days of King John (a period with plenty of colorful characters and some truly despicable villains, which is great fodder for drama), but the style of writing made it hard to engage as much as I'd have liked to. Way too much telling rather than showing. I think they let writers get away with more of that back in the 80's.
Kajal recommended. We've become trashy romance buddies. Rebecca and I are reading at the same time so we can giggle and compare notes.I can honestly say that this was an enjoyable read. Take that as you will. The historical aspect was half of the fun and I'll let you deduce which was the other half.
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