The Sun and the Moon (Lords of Conquest) [NOOK Book]

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“Patricia Ryan holds readers in her grasp with mystery and suspense worthy of a Hitchcock film. Once you start this nonstop read you won’t go to bed until you’ve turned the last page. Kudos to Ms. Ryan for bringing such a satisfying tale to life and pushing the boundaries of the genre once more.” RT BookReviews

The Sun: Hugh of Wexford, King Henry’s most trusted spy, enjoys his wine, his women, and most of all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh makes his own way ...

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Overview

“Patricia Ryan holds readers in her grasp with mystery and suspense worthy of a Hitchcock film. Once you start this nonstop read you won’t go to bed until you’ve turned the last page. Kudos to Ms. Ryan for bringing such a satisfying tale to life and pushing the boundaries of the genre once more.” RT BookReviews

The Sun: Hugh of Wexford, King Henry’s most trusted spy, enjoys his wine, his women, and most of all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh makes his own way in the world, unhindered by ties of any kind—including those of love.

The Moon: Oxford scholar Phillipa de Paris is learned and enlightened, but utterly unschooled in the ways of the world—especially the lascivious intrigue she encounters when Hugh recruits her to help ensnare an enemy of the crown.

The Mission: To expose the schemes of dissolute cleric Aldous Ewing, who has long carried a torch for Phillipa, the rough-and-tumble warrior and the innocent intellectual pose as jaded husband and wife. Can Phillipa finesse Ewing into sharing his secrets without sharing his bed, as the mission calls for? Or will Hugh and Phillipa’s deceit be revealed and their lives endangered by the irresistible passion flaring between them?

Inspired by Hitchcock’s Notorious, The Sun and the Moon won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Originally published by NAL. Book 2 of Ryan’s Lords of Conquest series. 104K words.

“Never one to disappoint, Ms. Ryan has once again delivered her readers a novel that packs a punch. Just as we think we have the ending all figured out, she hits us with an incredible twist.” The Literary Times

“Filled with mystery, suspense, intrigue and very passionate romance, this is an excellent example of Ryan's superb writing skills...I absolutely loved this story!” Tanzey Cutter, The Old Book Barn Gazette

“The Sun and the Moon is a real page turner. I really wish I hadn’t started it so late at night. It kept me up way past my bedtime and there is no stronger recommendation than that.” Jean Mason, The Romance Reader

“A heroine like Phillipa is a rare gem, indeed, and is such a delight to read and get to know...Watching these two accept their love is a treat. The medieval setting and the court intrigues are neither ‘wallpaper’ nor overwhelming, and although this book is a sequel, it stands very well on its own. I highly recommend The Sun and the Moon and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.” Claudia S. Terrones, All About Romance

“The Sun and the Moon is an enjoyable medieval romance starring two enchanting characters. Phillipa and the mentally and physically scarred Hugh make a wonderful couple. The story line is fun especially when Hugh turns jealous as Phillipa flirts with the odious Aldous to get him to reveal his plot. Sub-genre fans know Patricia Ryan as a household name and her newest tale will elate her large horde of readers.” Harriet Klausner

“Now, this is a great medieval romance. It has a great mystery that, for once, doesn’t overshadow the romance. And I do love both hero and heroine. Keeper? Yes!” Everything Romantic

About the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life with Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads, the prequel to The Sun and the Moon) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of three Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452443966
  • Publisher: Hawkley Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: Lords of Conquest , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 72,519
  • File size: 993 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life with Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads, the prequel to The Sun and the Moon) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of three Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Great book. Author has several more medieval romances like this

    Great book. Author has several more medieval romances like this one also great reads.

    Oddly there are a spate of reviews from 02/13 which all seem to refer to an unrelated book.  What's that about?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Jaystar

    Aw, you'd better be nice to Glasseye(awesome name by the way) Clawstar!~Author of Cursed,'howl to the stars'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Jaysoar

    I luv it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Sveta

    Poor Glasseye... I hope Clawstar doesn't claw his other eye out... :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    The Rise of EclipseClan- Chapter 4 Part 3

    A tom was sitting in the den, shifting herbs around on the ground. "Hmm… we could use more chervil, and catmint. Yes, definitely catmint, for coughs. Marigold would be nice as well…"
    Mistyflower stepped forward. "Glasseye, I'm here for the borage."
    Glasseye whipped around, obviously not noticing the gray cat's entrance. "O-oh, greetings, Mistyflower." The tom meowed, looking slightly surprised.
    Standing out of sight, Eclipsekit cringed. The medicine cat looked more like an elder than a Clan healer- his blue-silver fur was ruffled with exhaustion, and one of his amber eyes were clouded over, half-blinding him. His right ear was torn to the tip.
    "Greetings," Mistyflower replied, dipping her head as she padded farther into the dimly-lit gorse bush. "How are things?"
    Glasseye frowned. "Not going smoothly at all. Some of the Clan seems to be coming down with whitecough, even though newleaf is coming. I think it may be because of the sudden shortage of prey. We need herbs more than ever before, but with the badgers in our territory, I can't go out often. Imagine if a battle tore out, nearly no herbs at all to fix wounds…" Trailing off, the tom turned back to the depleted herb storage. "Here for borage, you say?" Without waiting for an answer, the tom continued to search for the bright green plant. Eventually, he pulled out a bundle of the herbs. "Here you go."
    "Thank you," Mistyflower meowed, plucking the borage out of her Clanmate's mouth. "Would you like to see my kits?"
    For the first time since the queen had padded in, Glasseye purred. "Of course."
    Mistyflower motioned to the three kits hiding behind her. "Shardkit, Whitekit, Eclipsekit? Step forward!"
    With an inward shudder, Eclipsekit padded out of her mother's shelter before confronting the medicine cat.
    Glasseye froze, his gaze locked on the three small kits. Shutting his eyes, his paw flew to his mangled ear. He then looked back down at the kits. "Y…you said… Shardkit… and Whitekit?"
    Looking confused, Mistyflower nodded. "Y-yes."
    Eclipsekit felt a surge of worry fill her. What did this ugly cat have to do with her two siblings?
    Glasseye staggered back, his one good amber eye widened. "S-S-Shardkit… Whitekit… Clawstar… Nightflower…" The tom retreated to the back of the den, his strong, helpful personality dissolved like sand in a river.
    "We should go," Mistyflower meowed, hastily leading her kits out the medicine cat den. Eclipsekit took a breath of fresh, herb-less air once they were outside. "Told you he was wrong in the head!" The black kit whispered to her tabby brother.
    "No, you didn't!" Shardkit retorted. But the brown tom looked slightly confused and worried as well.
    As they neared the nursery, Clawstar confronted them. "What happened?" He meowed, obviously concerned. "Your kits look worried, Mistyflower. Did you do anything bad to them?" His eyes sparked with worry and anger at the last sentence.
    Mistyflower turned cross. "Of course I didn't, Clawstar. Come aside." They padded away from the trio of kits, while the young cats watched.
    Mistyflower was whispering something to the muscular tom. Eclipsekit strained her ears, trying to hear what the pair was saying, but she caught nothing but her mother saying to Clawstar, "He said something about you and Nightflower."
    Eclipsekit saw a spark of anger flare up in Clawstar's eyes before he turned around, trying to hide it. "I willdeal with it," he growled, padding away to the medicine cat den.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    lost me around page 100

    i wanted to like this story, but it lacked creativity. the author dropped interesting nuggets along the way, but buried in boredoom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    FULL OF PASSION & SUSPENSE!!!

    SET IN 1172, I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. SO FAR I'VE ENJOYED ALL OF P. RYAN'S BOOKS I'VE READ. THIS ONE IS FULL OF PASSION, MYSTERY & SUSPENSE. IT DOES HAVE YOUR ATTENTION THROUGH OUT THE STORY.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    enjoyable medieval romance

    In 1172 Oxford, an agent of the King's Justiciar, Hugh of Wexford, recruits scholar Phillipa de Paris to help him bring corrupt churchman Aldous Ewing to justice for treacherous activity against the crown. At one time Aldous wooed Phillipa, but failed to gain her affection. <P>Phillipa reluctantly agrees to help the crown even though she fears the dangerous Hugh. They pretend to be married and set off on their quest with Hugh trying to bed his partner and Phillipa internally struggling to reject his efforts. When Aldous sees the 'married' Phillipa, he invites her and her spouse to stay with him, expecting to finally bed the wench. As Phillipa uses her wit and her wiles to uncover a traitor, she and her 'spouse' fall in love, an emotion neither want nor desire. <P>THE SUN AND THE MOON is an enjoyable medieval romance starring two enchanting characters. The intrepid Phillipa is an anachronism as she succeeds in her scholarly pursuit. She and the mentally and physically scarred Hugh make a wonderful couple. The story line is fun especially when Hugh turns jealous as Phillipa flirts with the odious Aldous to get him to reveal his plot. Sub-genre fans know Patricia Ryan as a household name and her newest tale will elate her large horde of readers. <P>Harriet Klausner

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