Secret Song (Song Series)

Secret Song (Song Series)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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First published in 1991, this is the final novel in the medieval Song Series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.  See more details below

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First published in 1991, this is the final novel in the medieval Song Series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Worn-out plot elements make for an enervated conclusion to Coulter's ( Earth Song ) Song trilogy, set in the 13th century. Damon Le Mark's niece Daria de Fortescue is kidnapped on the way to her wedding: the kidnapper, Edmond of Clare, demands her dowry or he will rape her. Damon employs Roland de Tournay to recover the maid--provided she still is one. If not, says Damon to the rescuer, you can kill her. Roland poses as a priest to gain entrance to Clare's castle. Daria knocks Edmond out cold when he tries to ravish her, and Roland smuggles her out. Distrusting the unscrupulous Damon's motives, Roland decides to stash the young woman in Wales for temporary safekeeping but falls ill en route. Daria's ministrations include climbing into bed with her delirious protector, and she finds herself pregnant by a man who denies he's the father. Seeking assistance against Edmond, who is pursuing him, Roland approaches the king and queen of England; they take pity on Daria and urge Roland to marry her, blithely trusting that the reluctant bride and sulky groom will muddle their way to marital bliss--as, of course, they do. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440657528
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Song Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
67,076
File size:
348 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the author of sixty-five novels, almost all of them New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, but in recent years turned her hand to penningwith great successcontemporary suspense novels. The Cove spent nine weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list and sold more than one million copies. The Maze was Coulter's first book to land on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.A review of The Maze in Publisher's Weekly stated that it "was gripping enough to establish Coulter firmly in this genre." Coulter continues to live up to that promise with twelve more New York Times bestselling FBI thrillers, including her most recent title Whiplash. Coulter's 15th FBI thriller Split Second will be released in 2011.



Catherine Coulter's first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published at the end of 1978 when she had just reached puberty. It was a Regency romance because, as she says, "as any publisher will tell you, it's best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, but I earned my M.A. degree in 19th century European history."



Following The Autumn Countess (a Gothic masquerading as a Regency, she says), Catherine wrote six more Regency romances. In 1982, she published her first long historical, Devil's Embrace. She has continued to write long historicals, interspersing them with hardcover contemporary novels, beginning with False Pretenses in 1988.



She pioneered the trilogy in historical romance, each of them very popular. They include: Song, Star, Magic, Night, Bride, Viking, and Legacy trilogies. She enjoys trilogies because she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters and neither do the readers.



Catherine grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her masters at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter for a company president. She loves to travel and ski, reads voraciously, and has a reputation for telling jokesbelieving the publishing business is too crazy not to laugh. Catherine lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband and her three cats.



Catherine Coulter loves to hear from readers. You can e-mail her at ReadMoi@aol.com.





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Secret Song (Song Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book imensely. Though as a female it is still hard to remember how hard being women at the time was. Though the heroine is strong and roland is most of the time loveable. This is a book to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coulter's knowledge of the medieval times comes through in this and all of her song series books. The book's characters are both credible and entertaining as well as lovable. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Its ok but i recimend witches
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NVE316 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book can't wait to finish the Song Series...I just hope I started with the first book.
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Catherine Coulter delivers another funnny historical novel. Ms. Coulter never fails to install in her characters wit and charm. For the most part I love this book, couldn't stop turning the pages actually. :-) The only critisim I have is that the ending seemed rushed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
at first it knda bored me then i started getting really into it and i found myself in the story willing the characters to do what i knew eventually would happen.it was intense and that's what i'm up for.i loved it!!!i hope to read some more books by catherine coulter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this one because again, Catherine Coulter brought out such extreme emotions in me because of Roland. In one moment, I wanted to thrash Roland, and in the next I was lusting after him. I'm still amazed that Catherine can just throw my emotions around like that. It's a great story of triumph and Daria is a strong character. Thanks again Catherine!