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Leverage RPG iF the appearance of stock villains who are evil just because andnstead Creates A Much Realistic a much realistic to life portrait of complex human beings It s hard to Att platsa i en skola för alla investn the story of characters whose motivations we don t understand so this kind of s key for an author That said felt that Napoleon got the short end of the stick just a an author That said I felt that Napoleon got the short end of the stick just a bit Because the scenes n the novel are highly selective we don t get Napoleon s full story or get to see his full range as a personality The strange thing was that the character development was done well but I felt like I was just beginning to really know them well just as the story ended This might be something to do with the length of the novel I know Empire of the Seas it s rather standard these days to produce novels around the 300 page mark and I rarely see books below thatn length because any less and Americas Most Wanted it seems to become difficult to package them as full length novels I would ve liked a longer book here though It would have packednto the plot and I felt like Moran was really beginning to hit her stride with the characters and the world building just when the threads started wrapping up and the book came to a closeSpeaking of which that brings me to the structure and the pacing of The Second Empress I felt like uite a lot of time was spent on the beginning setting up Maria Lucia s marriage and then observing her early days of married life and then Mad Blood Stirring in the second half of the novel there s a flurry of years passing maybe three or four chapters per year and then before I knewt I was at the end This Sir Gawain the Green Knight: New Verse Translation is another reason why I would have liked to have seen a longer book here I felt like the perfect amount of time was spent on those early dayst was just the right amount of set up I was getting July (Countdown into the storyt was engrossing and then whoosh those latter years just flew by A longer novel could have packed a lot plot Horse-Happy Schoolgirl into those latter years and I would have really liked to have read aboutt This sensation of a flurry over the later years and events Seducing a Wallflower is enhanced by the format of the novel The novels written throughout n first person through the alternating perspectives of Maria Lucia Pauline and Paul and scenes are conveyed through their ndividual perspectives Rather than a packed narrative we get chapters that feel like episodes anecdotes snippets from these three characters lives moments Unseen New Evidence - The origin of life under the microscope in time fragments scenes which show us annteresting glimpse Blue Boat into whats going on and who this character Antitype (Archetype, is but which then end and then we sweep ahead to another scene that occurs some time later This doesn t occurn a disjointed way at all the scenes feel very selective and this format Conscience is deliberate andt s nteresting and entertaining but The Seventh Day it does also mean that we miss out certain events and skim over certain things and don t get the whole story which contributes to the feeling I got that the second part of the novel passesn a flurry whilst I wanted to slow t down and spend time on these parts which a lengthier novel would have had room forOverall a few ssues but a considerable The Devils Jug, the Crying Tree Me improvement genuinely entertaining and enjoyable with smoother writing good character development andnteresting plot6 out of 10. Aul watches these two women clash he Ramesses is torn between his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie Louise But there are greater concerns than Pauline’s jealousy plaguing the court of France While Napoleon becomesncreasingly desperate for an heir the empire’s peace looks The Irish Warrior increasingly unstable When war once again sweeps the continent and bloodshed threatens Marie Louise’s familyn Austria the second Empress Baby, Im Back! (Return to Redemption, is forced to make choices that will determine her placen history and change the course of her life Based on primary resources from the time The Second Empress takes readers back to Napoleon’s empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man and two women vie to change their destinie. The Second EmpressThe best part of this book was all the history Of Napoleon Bonaparte I Think The Author Lured Readers Napoleon Bonaparte I think author lured readers nto book by putting a woman on the front cover but she The Second Empress focused on the last few years of Napoleon s reign The author looked at this chaotic period through 3 people with different views Pauline Paul and Marie Louise After reading this book I came to realize that I know so little about Napoleon s rise and fall After reading this book I also felt that this book did not help me gain The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur insights to Napoleon s rise and fall The books easy to read and fast paced But Mers it left me with a feeling of dissatisfaction No substance after 300 pages I felt empty Perhaps the author was trying to simplify a very complicated period of time During this simplifying process a lot of nuances and details were lost so the characters seemed one dimensional Napoleon was a brute Pauline was crazy and Marie Louise deserved sympathy But I think to myself these were unusual people at an unusual time They can t be this simple and straightforward Hence my dissatisfaction I can t say I dislike the story becauset has a certain gossip uality to A Heros Welcome it that made me keep reading The book was very easy to read but somehow after readingt I just didn t feel that good Ah Finding Normal it sounds like eating junk food The good thing about reading this books that I am now Die Germanen interestedn reading the real history of the Bonaparte family and find out what really happened 35 StarsI enjoyed this book Like Moran s other novels The Broken Sword it was easy and light to read It was full of history but at the same time not heavily detailed Moran focused on the relationships than the actual political wars This being my first read on Napoleon I wasn t sure of how accuratet was I didn t want to google until I finish Full disclosure I was provided with an Advanced Reader Copy of the book by the publishersI ve read all of Moran s previous novels and Haunted Houses it s been a bit of a mixed bag for me I didn t like her ancient Egypt novels at all the protagonists were too one dimensional the plots were simplistic andmplausible she failed to capture the zeitgeist of the times and all n all I was disappointed by how juvenile the writing was Moran s previous novel Madame Tussaud offered a meatier plot a well rounded and sympathetic protagonist and although t could have been better Christianity at the Crossroads it was genuinely entertaining and an enjoyable read I have to say I think The Second Empresss Moran s best novel yetLet s get some of the negatives out of the way Early on there were signs of Moran s earlier style there s a great big The Romanovs info dump something which Moran hasn t been terribly good at writingn the past and she makes a few sweeping generalisations here and there Once or twice there are a couple of modernisms or Americanisms dropped here and there Once or twice there are a couple of modernisms or Americanisms dropped there which did kinda jerk me out of the historical setting but they were less than a handful Cravings in number and not a freuent event There are a few historicalnaccuracies Moran discusses these The Wedding Date in her Author s Note but there are also one or two that she doesn t mention No spoilers thiss known historical fact Maria Lucia and Adam Neipperg didn t actually meet until after Napoleon s downf. National bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir After the bloody French Revolution Emperor Napoleon’s power Swan Song is absolute When Marie Louise the eighteen year old daughter of the King of Austrias told that the Emperor has demanded her hand Learn Better in marriage her father presents her with a terrible choice marry the cruel capricious Napoleon leaving the man she loves and her home forever or say no and plunge her countrynto war Marie Louise knows what she must do and she travels to France determined to be a good wife despite Napoleon’s reputation But lavi.

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All Maria Lucia didn t find out about her Harbor Me impending marriage until about a month beforehand Maria Lucia didn tn fact gain the title of Duchess of Parma until 1816 rather than 1815 as El Señor del Carnaval (Jan Fabel, in the novel and after Napoleon s downfall she maintained a dutiful position towards him even though privately she had moved on her grandmother Maria Carolina Marie Antoinette s favourite sistern fact expressed such disapproval of Maria Lucia s desertion of Napoleon that heart breakingly she writes of the ncredibly difficult position she s n and admits to thinking sometimes that t position she s n and admits to thinking sometimes that The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever it be better to dieThese things aside the novels definitely good Not that Patton on Leadership it s enthrallingly sublime or earth shatteringlymaginative few books are that good but this La Impostura Perversa is a considerablemprovement over Moran s ancient Egypt novels and I d say Zones of Instability it s a shade above Madame Tussaud Not only doest get a lot right which I ll discuss The Riven Shield (The Sun Sword, in a moment but Moran has cut out a lot of the things that for men the previous novels were really dragging them down The juvenile style of writing Once More With Feeling is down to a minimum the pointless name droppings completely eliminated the Orange World and Other Stories info dumps are vastly reduced and the expositions delivered far smoothly and there s a much greater understanding of context than previouslyThe main character s definitely compelling than the rather flat one dimensional leads of the ancient Egypt character s definitely compelling than the rather flat one dimensional leads of the ancient Egypt who always felt uncomfortably Mary Sueish to me Yes Maria Lucia s young and does ndeed begin the novel as a teenager but she s well formed Maria Lucia has a mind of her own her own Linnys Sweet Dream List interests and goalsn life she s sensible and dutiful and yet not perfect and unbelievable and her trials evoke sympathy from the reader She doesn t like her husband but she deals with her situation with class She does leave behind a lover but she doesn t spend undue time obsessing over him or pining away under a situation that she can t currently change and she has the reasonable hope of being finite her taking of a lover before her marriage Envy (Empty Coffin, is less about True Love FOREVERTM and about exerting her own free will and pursuing happiness despite what society thinks but without running ahead of herself There s no spouting of the twenty first century mindset here Maria Lucias Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated incredibly appealing as a protagonist she s both admirable and a plausible product of her timesA lot times being spent on the detailing and the set up than was previously The characters are revealed piece by piece as the story unfolds mainly through show and not tell As a result the setting seemed Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, infinitely real than Moran s Egyptian novels the peoplenhabiting t seemed plausible and ndividual they had their own uirks their own thoughts and opinions and uniue perspective on the world Pauline who Tied Up is one of the three narrators of the book alongside her chamberlain Paul Moreau and Maria Lucias empathetic even though she s a selfish character with debatably disturbed desires Why Because she s understandable Her thought processes are made lucid and visible to us and even though we may not agree with her conclusions we can see how she got there It s exactly this kind of character development skill that heads of. Sh parties greet her Picture This (Marsden in Paris and at the extravagant French court she finds many rivals for her husband’s affectionncluding Napoleon’s first wife Joséphine and his sister Pauline the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself Beloved by some and nfamous to many Pauline s fiercely loyal to her brother She The Unsuitable Secretary (Ladies Unlaced, is also convinced that Napoleons destined to become the modern Pharaoh of Egypt Indeed her greatest hope Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, is to rule alongside him as his ueen a brother sister marriage just as the ancient Egyptian royals practiced Determined to see this dream come to pass Pauline embarks on a campaign to undermine the new empress and convince Napoleon to divorce Marie Louise As Pauline’snsightful Haitian servant
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