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Forbidden: Medieval Trilogy, Book 2 | [Elizabeth Lowell]

Forbidden: Medieval Trilogy, Book 2

Throughout the Disputed Lands, she is called "Amber the Untouched" - a chaste, golden-haired beauty fleeing the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth...and the death that must inevitably follow.
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Publisher's Summary

Forewarned....
Throughout the Disputed Lands, she is called "Amber the Untouched" - a chaste, golden-haired beauty fleeing the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth...and the death that must inevitably follow.

Foreseen....
He comes to her in darkness, as had been foretold - a wounded warrior with no memory...a promised lover seared by passion's fire, irresistibly drawn to the innocent enchantress who divines truth with a touch.

Forgotten....
In a time of war, their romance is legend - until a lost past returns to Duncan and labels Amber his enemy. But he cannot forsake the beautiful woman who has healed his body and his heart. He vows to defy to the death the dread forces that have proclaimed their love...forbidden.

Amour and armor: listen to Book 1 of the Medieval Trilogy.

©2008 Elizabeth Lowell; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A magical tale of all-consuming love...It will cause your heart to ache." (Rendezvous)

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    Diana Washington, DC, USA 09-29-08
    Diana Washington, DC, USA 09-29-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Quite a letdown after "Untamed""

    It's been a few years since I read Lowell's medieval trilogy and I must have forgotten how much I disliked this second entry. Problem is Duncan is an anti-hero (well, he's an ass) and Lowell never makes him properly repentant for his cruel treatment of Amber. A good grovel was called for here and the lack of it left me feeling cheated. Amber is one of those born victims (I'm not making this up -- there was a prophesy) who suffers in martyr-like silence. This is a case of two people each with their own set of unattractive personality disorders finding each other and making a go of it. Good luck with that, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.

    The narrator does not have the gravitas of Anne Flosnik who brought such fun and enthusiasm to Untamed. Untamed is the better book by far. This one is something of a dirge.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    TartanCat San Diego, CA USA 04-13-10
    TartanCat San Diego, CA USA 04-13-10 Member Since 2008

    indiasbelly

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    "Impossible for me to listen to"

    I was looking for a fun romance, but this was just terrible. Granted - maybe I'm just not the right audience for this kind of thing.

    I was looking for something fun, sexy and smart. This was not it. Both the writing and the narration made me cringe.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 01-24-12
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-addict!!

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    "Wow this is an amazing trilogy!"

    I didn't realize the all 3 of the Disputed Lands book would be so good. I knew Untamed (book 1) was highly reviewed and I liked it very much. But this story appealed to me more than the first. It took me a little while to get used to the narrator. But soon she became as intergal as the characters themselves. This is a very unexpected tale, passionate and heartbreaking. Seriously be prepared to love and then hate and then love again. I also applaud the ending, as it contains a very natural setup for the final book- Enchanted: about Simon and Arielle. It's not forced at all. I felt there was some unspoken backstory between them and am eager to start the final book.
    I suggest starting from the beginning. This is book two. Untamed is the first book. The story is rich with character development. This is a trilogy that literally starts where the last book ended. Many of the chracters are in all three books. For anyone embarking on the journey of this Medieval Trilogy, consider yourself lucky. Enjoy every minute.

    I'm highly recommend this book and this trilogy. One of the best "series" you will find.

    Quick note: there is a lot of sadness in this one. Duncan can be cruel. And Amber is such a lovable heroine. But it is worth it. I was prepared from reading reviews. I said in my review for Untamed that I couldn't review it better than the DIK review online. I feel the same about this one.

    Cheers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marti 07-16-11
    Marti 07-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "What a waste of money"

    I had to stop listening. The narator's high thin voice sounded very silly when reading the part of a war hardened warrior. Not the story or characterisation I expected after enjoying the first book of the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth United States 06-10-14
    Elizabeth United States 06-10-14 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Weakest of the trilogy...but essential"

    Wow...did I miss Anne Flosnik. The narration in this book was not that great. It was a real let down after Anne Flosnik's outstanding performance in the first and third books in the series.
    I felt like this book was a let down when compared to the first and last book. It seemed like there was no real story. There was romance and it was good, but the story lacked so much substance. I never really got enthralled in the story like I did in the first and third books. It seemed like the book was just ..."nobody can touch Amber but one person" over and over and over. I almost didn't even care about the outcome. I was pretty bored.
    Within minutes of listening to the first and third book I did't want to pause them. The second book just didn't deliver...but it is ESSENTIAL! And I don't consider it a waste of time...just not up to par.
    The trilogy as a whole is outstanding...with a little weak spot in the middle!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vacationless Lutz. FL 09-04-12
    Vacationless Lutz. FL 09-04-12 Member Since 2011

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    "LOST"

    I do not quite understand how this book fits into the trilogy other than the characters reappear in book three. It is a good read but you are lost in the beginning and I do not think the story is every really developed totally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Dugger, IN, United States 07-12-10
    Lisa Dugger, IN, United States 07-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Lovin' Lowell!"

    Elizabeth Lowell never fails to entertain! This is book 2 of a Medievil series, so be sure you get the first one....even though the story does stand alone. Get the series....you'll love it!
    Attention to detail, but not so much that you are inunduated with "noise," cleanly written and a wonderful escape!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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