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The Bandit King
     

The Bandit King

3.6 44
by Lilith Saintcrow
 

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Tristan d'Arcenne is what he always wished to be--Vianne di Rocancheil's Consort. But Vianne is no more a noblewoman, she is the Queen of Arquitaine, faced with treachery, invasion, war, and a Consort whose secrets may well shatter their marriage. For before Tristan was hers, he belonged to a King...and that King died by Tristan's hand.

Arquitaine needs them

Overview

Tristan d'Arcenne is what he always wished to be--Vianne di Rocancheil's Consort. But Vianne is no more a noblewoman, she is the Queen of Arquitaine, faced with treachery, invasion, war, and a Consort whose secrets may well shatter their marriage. For before Tristan was hers, he belonged to a King...and that King died by Tristan's hand.

Arquitaine needs them both. The country is locked in a deadly game whose rules change by the moment. The Queen is an adept player, but hardly ruthless enough. The contest requires a man who has nothing to lose, a man who has already done the worst and will continue to do so for his wife, his country, and his own salvation.

The Bandit King approaches...

A Romance of Arquitaine Novels
The Hedgewitch Queen
The Bandit King
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Editorial Reviews

USA Today's Happy Ever After
"The richness of the story and character interactions will have you finishing this book in one sitting... If you find yourself falling for knights and feathered hats, for politics and court intrigue, for consorts and love that lasts years -- and we mustn't forget violence and pain -- you will love this book."
USA Today's Happy Ever After on The Hedgewitch Queen
"The richness of the story and character interactions will have you finishing this book in one sitting... If you find yourself falling for knights and feathered hats, for politics and court intrigue, for consorts and love that lasts years -- and we mustn't forget violence and pain -- you will love this book."
From the Publisher
"The richness of the story and character interactions will have you finishing this book in one sitting... If you find yourself falling for knights and feathered hats, for politics and court intrigue, for consorts and love that lasts years — and we mustn't forget violence and pain — you will love this book."—USA Today's Happy Ever After on The Hedgewitch Queen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316187817
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Romances of Arquitaine , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
168,922
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA.

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The Bandit King 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Bandit King was nowhere near as good as The Hedgewith Queen, in my opinion at least. It kind of dragged in some places, when all I wanted was in the last 3 pages! I personally think this series could have been condensed, gotten rid of most of what was in the second book and some of what was in the first book, blended the 2 together, and still have come out with a really great read. (:
tasim More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the first one, and i waited and waited for this one, but honestly, it's missing a little something. the story progressed and everything, but it was missing some...something. it's worth the read and all, and on its on, its fine, but comparing it to the first one, its only so-so
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I preordered this book and then found out it would be on sale in a few months for less than half of what I paid. After finishing the book I realize that the purchase was a waste of time and money. Tristan, as the new protagonist was very weak and I could not gain any satisfaction in reading about a character that even the author has admitted to despise. Vianne was equally intolerable. My favorite Hedgewitch lost her spark and my interest. This slow moving book provided little to enthrall the reader and proved to be quite predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to follow, slow moving and the character it followed was weak and unappealing. Overall a disapointment when compared to the first book.
tigerlille More than 1 year ago
The Bandit King is written from Tris' point of view; he idealizes Vianne, and thus the portrayal of her becomes oddly one-dimensional.  Gone is the vulnerability and humor that made her so appealing in The Hedgewitch Queen.  Her rigidity and sanctimoniousness are front and stage center, and the problem is compounded by Tris' self-abnegation.  This sequel, like its' protagonists, is flawed, bit is still well written and worth reading.  And the ending is gratifying.  Personally, I think Tris' so called act of treason was somewhat heroic...
Nickabella More than 1 year ago
I really like the first book The Hedgewitch Queen and was really anticpating this book, was overly excited when it came out and I was completely disapointed...It lacked everything!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED the first one, so I was really excited about this one. Sadly, it was missing something, not really sure... Maybe because it left like Vianne went totally off the deep end and dragged a willing Tristan with her, making the story feel chaotic. I still enjoyed it, but I think if it would of held better to the theme/steam of The Hedge Witch Queen, it would of been a lot better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
INCREDIBLE. This sequel is everything I had hooed for. While the characters sometimes failed to rise to my expectations, I knew it was because they were battle weary. I have to say, i hope i can find a guy who loves me just as much as Tris loved Vianne... Fantastic job! The ending was just perfect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story with a disapointing romance
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It was a good read but totally different from the Jill Kismet of Dante Valentine books. So if you are expecting that you will be disappointed but if you like variety you won't be, also recommend the Hedgewtich Queen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hedgewitch Queen is Saintcrow at her best. A strong female character with complex emotions. This sequel, from her husband's perspective, is disappointing in comparison. Also, the title refers to a character who only makes a few appearances in the book, not the narrator at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with The Hedgewitch Queen, so detailed and engaging that i couldn't put it down...twice. I wanted so badly to find out every detail of what happens to Vienne, a character I grew embarassingly attached to...only to find i was cheated. Vienne was a mysterious stranger in this sequel, and I was denied the pleasure I got from the first book of seeing into her mind as she became the queen she was destined to be. Instead I had to muddle through Tristan's often pathetic thoughts to catch glimpses of the character that stole my heart. I really wish the author had maintained the pov of Vienne in this book instead of switching to Tristan's, which made the overall story feel disjointed and unfinished, as if pieces of the end were missing. The structure and choice of words were excellent, as is the norm for this author, and it is obvious she is a talented story teller, but I couldn't help but feel as though she just wanted to wrap this sequel up by telling it in the easiest way possible and move on to something new. Still an interesting story, but with none of the magic she had so lovingly woven into the first book...and the title? Total ending spoiler! Come on! Oh well, at least i gained closure...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable follow up to The Hedgewitch Queen.
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