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Books like The Perilous Gard remind me of why I love to read.Our story begins in England, summer of 1558, in an unpleasant castle where Princess Elizabeth Tudor keeps a small retinue, ever watched and harassed by her angry half sister, Queen Mary I knew right away that I was in good hands because Elizabeth Marie Pope conveys deftly that Mary bullied Elizabeth without making the older royal out to be a one dimensional monster One of Elizabeth s ladies in waiting, a stupid beauty named Alicia Su B [[ Free Book ]] ☠ The Perilous Gard ⇲ In , While Exiled By Queen Mary Tudor To A Remote Castle Known As Perilous Gard, Young Kate Sutton Becomes Involved In A Series Of Mysterious Events That Lead Her To An Underground World Peopled By Fairy Folk Whose Customs Are Even Older Than The Druids And Include Human Sacrifice Gosh, I had forgotten so much since I first read this I read it a couple of years back and every time I thought of the book I had fond memories, but why exactly it had that effect was slipping from my memory Honestly I read this book because it was labeled fantasy and at the time that was all I would read and it was one of the only books in the library I hadn t read it was averysmall library The cover wasn t glittery or a standout in anyway, but I dived in regardless of the cover This Gosh, I had forgotten so much since I first read this I read it a couple of years back and every time I thought of the book I had fond memories, but why exactly it had that effect was slipping from my memory Honestly I read this book because it was labeled fantasy and at the time that was all I would read and it was one of the only books in the library I hadn t read it was averysmall library The cover wasn t glittery or a standout in anyway, but I dived in regardless of the cover This book is one those hidden gems , not too many people know about it but those who do love this story.Kate is a lady in waiting for Lady Elizabeth, but because of a certain questionable letter that her sister Alicia sends to Queen Mary, she is sent away to live at the Perilous Gard There are many tales regarding this place, but Kate being the level headed girl she is doesn t put much thought to the wild tales That is of course until she gets t Delightful read This was also rather unique It fit the Tudor 1558 Hatfield and Norfolk placements to a superb degree The combination of genre was also, IMHO, highly unusual Not completely historical fiction, not truly a novel of manners and guile, not cored in romance, crossing cultural boundaries with the other economic class And skirting the magical and characters of myth Or clan, as in a much older society form Regardless, the writing and thought patterns of our lady protagonist wer Delightful read This was also rather unique It fit the Tudor 1558 Hatfield and Norfolk placements to a superb degree The combination of genre was also, IMHO, hig Elizabeth Marie Pope s The Perilous Gard taught me a lesson that what can get under one person s skin, sink into their minds and out and out haunt them is nothing but a casual read to someone else alrighty, I ve learned this lesson before But you know what they say, if it didn t stick then you didn t really learn it When I read and fell in love with Gard , I excitedly presented it to my twin whom I at least attempt to share with anything that matters to me Oh, I read that years ago Elizabeth Marie Pope s The Perilous Gard t I know I ve read this before some images and scenes stand out in memory Fortunately for me, I couldn t remember muchthan a set piece here or there Which means it was like reading it for the first time, only with a pleasant tang of anticipation for spice.Not that the book needed any kind of boost It s a near perfect fantasy novel of the mostly realistic sort It s historically based 1558, to be specific , but the Fair Folk are real enough to be a threat I could go on about the intricac I know I ve read this before some images and scenes stand out in memory Fortunately for me, I couldn t remember muchthan a set piece here or there Which means it was like reading it for the first time, only with a pleasant tang of anticipation for spice.Not that the book needed any kind of boost It s a near perfect fantasy novel of the mostly realistic sort It s historically based 1558, to be specific , but the Fair Folk are real enough to be a threat I could go on ab The Perilous Gard was a reread for me somewhat at random, in fact It s just by my elbow in my new desk shelf set up, and I was procrastinating on my assignment, and I found myself reading it And I have no idea why I rated it so poorly before The writing is great you can envision every scene, whether it be the sumptuous bedroom Kate awakes in or a grassy hollow in the wood, the overhanging threat of stone and stone andstone or the brightness of a Faerie gathering It makes every scene The Perilous Gard was a reread for me somewhat at random, in fact It s just by my elbow in my new desk shelf set up, and I was procrastinating on my assignment, and I found myself reading it And I have no idea why I rated it so poorly before The writing is great you can envision every scene, whether it be the sumptuous bedroom Kate awakes in or a grassy hollow in the wood, the overhanging threat of stone and stone andstone or the brightness of a Faerie gathering It makes every scene come alive, and the characters too slightly silly, t Review originally published at Vintage Novels.Elizabeth Marie Pope is an author of vintage YA historical fantasy whose books I ve been waiting to try out for quite a long time My opportunity came a few short months back when I finally tracked her books down on Open Library which is an amazing source for vintage and otherwise hard to find books I read The Sherwood Ring just before Christmas, and found it every bit as adorable as I d ever heard it was, though I had a couple of philosophic Review originally published at Vintage Novels.Elizabeth Marie Pope is an author of vintage YA historical fantasy whose books I ve been waiting to try out for quite a long time My opportunity came a few short months back when I finally tracked her books down on Open Library which is an amazing source for vintage and otherwise hard to find books I read The Sherwood Ring just before Christmas, and found it every bit as adorable as I d ever heard it was, though I had a couple of philosophical cautions but my interest was whetted in Pope s other book, The Perilous Gard, when a friend told me it was by far her favourite of the two.At first, I was a little unsure about this From the book s description, I half expected it to be a typical pro pagan narrative about the niceness and feminist smarts of pre Christian Celtic culture In 1558, while exiled by Queen Mary Tudor to a remote castle known as Perilous Gard, yo Wonderful A sort of retelling of Tam Lin, without the pregnant lover part As you very well know, TWUE WUV is a powerful weapon when dealing with fairy folk They may not be able to speak lies, but there s almost always a trick to be played.Clever Kate has been exiled to The Perilous Gard, a remote fortress, merely for not being as charming as her sister She meets her guardian s brother, Christopher, and forms an immediate dislike Wary of one another, they begin a reluctant This is one of the most often re read books in our house definitely the one I read to the daughters the greatest number of times And with good reason, as it s fantastic First there s the Tam Lin element, which is used beautifully here Then there s some of the best dialogue ever You don t look like any god to me, Christopher Heron You look like a piece of gilded gingerbread And Kate s a wonderful heroine intelligent, stubborn when it s about doing what she feels she should or not ta This is one of the most often re read books in our house definitely the one I read to the daughters the greatest number of times And with good reason, as it s fantastic First there s the Tam Lin element, which is used beautifully here Then there s some of the best dialogue ever You don t look like any god to me,