Madelyne and Duncan have by far the most feet-warming story I have ever read. It’s on my shelf right next to James Patterson’s Honeymoon and Kiss the Girls. It even has a place near my Harry Potter series and the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.
Duncan planned an attack on Luddon’s castle, a baron who had harmed his sister. An eye for an eye. It seems, at the beginning, that Duncan was determined to take Luddon’s sister for revenge. And take her, he did. Madelyne proved to be the complete opposite of her evil brother. She even risked her life for Duncan’s brother and eventually befriends his sister.
My favourite aspect of her character may just be her awesome knack for story-telling. She mentions the Spartans and Homer. Essentially, Garwood created a most educated character, amusing to readers like me, and so obviously, hopelessly in love.
The ending is just as romantic as the beginning. And may I just say, that reading the final words always make me want to read from the beginning all over again.