I am returning to the Caitlyn trilogy today with the second book in the series by Elizabeth Davies.
Resigned to another lifetime of being a witch’s familiar, Caitlyn has found a degree of peace in her role as the Duke of Normandy’s protector and spy.
But that peace is shattered when she returns to her native land only to come face-to-face with her past, and fall in love with a man who she desperately hopes will become her future.
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A Stain on the Soul picks up the action a fair few years after the end of Three Bloody Pieces, when William, Duke of Normandy is a grown man, and Caitlyn remains bound to his mother, Arlette. The attention to historical detail continues in this second book of the trilogy, and I loved Elizabeth’s twist on the events of the mid 11th century. Reading about Edward and William, and the political intrigue of the time has reignited my interest in this period of history.
There is a darker, more sinister feel to this book, with Arlette feeling less in control of her magic and the darkness within it that Herleva was. There was definitely more of a sense of evil in this book, but I also enjoyed the feeling that Caitlyn was fighting back against the magic a little and trying to claim part of her life back as she finds love.
Despite finding small chinks of happiness in this book, Caitlyn continues to wish for death, either her’s or Arlette’s, to come along and give her back her freedom. Does she get her wish? You’ll just have to read the book because I am not saying another word!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There’s usually death…
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Many thanks to Elizabeth, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to take part in this blog tour, and for providing my copy of the book. Don’t forget to have a loot at the other blogs taking part in the tour.