The life and times of Melisende, the crusader queen of Jerusalem, regent to her young son, the king, during the 12th century, come to life through the eyes of Lady Richildis, a young Frankish woman on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, who becomes one of Melisende's confidantes.
©1997 Judith Tarr (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The story. The characters.
Bertrand's realization. (No spoiler)
Quay is pronounced "key". Plait is prounounced "plat". Richildis is pronounced "rich SHIL dis".Bertrand is pronounced..... sigh, it's rather painful to listen to.
Michael _ a true gentleman.
New narrator? This one is good but not for this book.
"A Pleasant Book"
Well developed plot and characters. She could have used a little more research on her real people though, she tried to make Eleanor of Aquitaine into an older character when in fact she was a teenager during the second crusade. Other than that it was a truly an enjoyable read, er, listen.
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