Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords It is the late summer of and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke s wife and the man who abducted her But Jennet s rescu

  • Title: Queen of Swords
  • Author: Sara Donati
  • ISBN: 9780553582789
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke s wife and the man who abducted her But Jennet s rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they d hoped for In the spring she had given birth to Luke s son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to suIt is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke s wife and the man who abducted her But Jennet s rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they d hoped for In the spring she had given birth to Luke s son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe.To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great grandson with her.New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times.Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint d Uzet It is Dr Savard and his wife who save Hannah s life, but Dr Savard s half brother who offers her real hope Jean Benoit Savard, the great grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds With Ben Savard s guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans s population and from Andrew Jackson s army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812.From the Hardcover edition.

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    Sara Donati is a pen name of Rosina Lippi Notice Sara does not age Rosina does R is also here on any and all reviews will show up under Rosina Lippi, so she s the one to follow Sara just sits here eating bonbons.BUT Sara has been busy She has a new novel coming out September 1, The Gilded Hour More about the novel here Or you can have a look at the weblog Rosina writes the posts, but Sara hangs around and offers her opinions, on occasion Both Sara and Rosina are on Facebook, but Rosina is the only one who twitters.

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  • Well Ms Donati, just when I had thought you had done the unforgiveable, (Referance to , and my review thereof) you go ahead in redeem yourself in a major KICK ASS way DAMN how I love this family. You are a talent to be reckoned with for sure, Up there among my lists of the greatests Off to buy my copy of ~ Sad really as I am SO NOT ready to let this family go. I really hope you are able and desirous of introducing us to another family of epic characters, real soon.Until then.Thank-you


  • The Bonner family saga continues with the adult children take center stage. Hannah and Luke have spent a year searching for kidnapped Jennet. After the rescue they find themselves in New Orleans again searching, this time for Jennett and Luke's infant son.Intricate plot twists, a lot of history, and new characters abound.The author keeps the story line moving but the reader is easily lost if not paying attention. The War of 1812 is the crux of the history in this book, and as is usual with this [...]


  • Even though I was sad that Nathaniel and Elizabeth weren't really in this installment of the Wilderness series, I liked the focus on Hannah, Jennet and Luke. (I can always tell when I consider the characters like they are my family because I actually refer to them by name and not as "MC" or whatever.)This has been a fun series. I love the attention to detail given to the historical back drop. This book went from New York/Canada to the south with the War of 1812 front and center. Now I did have m [...]


  • It took me a long time to warm up to this book. That being said, I do think, overall, that I enjoyed it. The fifth in the Into the Wilderness series by Sara Donati, it was only this book that I learned the authors real name. I have to say I was quite shocked that Rosina Lippi-Green was actually Sara Donati. As a linguistics graduate I am much familiar with her work there, and it does a lot to explain why the accents and "voices" of these characters are so accurate in these works.As a bit of a re [...]


  • It took more than a year for Luke and Hannah to find and rescue Jennet, to dispose of her abductor. After so long in captivity, the Bonner siblings had no idea in what condition they would find their wife and sister, respectively. No matter what, though, they'd be able to finally go home, to leave the sea behind, and heal together at Lake in the Clouds. Only, there's more to do than merely save Jennet and dispose of her kidnapper; unbeknownst to Luke and Hannah, when Jennet was taken from them, [...]


  • My reviews get lower as I continue with this series. While, I may enjoy the characters, I can't ignore the plot holes such as why was Jennet kidnapped by Degre? To have a new book seems to be the explanation. She wasn't held for ransom nor did he marry her. Why did he want her? so she could sit around on an island playing with her tarot cards until Luke rescued her! Then why did Honore have a fake marriage to Jennet? He could have just slept with her in exchange for taking the baby. And why was [...]


  • In the fifth book of Donati's "Wilderness" series, it follows from the fourth book, Fire Along the Sky, though a year has passed. In that year, Luke Scott and his half-sister Hannah Bonner have traveled the Caribbean in order to rescue his fiancée, Jennet. They find her and kill her captors before escaping to Luke's mother's estate for safety. He and Jennet are married and she confesses she gave birth to Luke's son in the past year. To keep the boy safe, though, she gave him to a man named Hono [...]


  • I felt lost for some part of the book because it involved so many people, I had trouble to identify them. Even if the story was good I feel it lacked happy parts.


  • Queen of Swords, the fifth book of the Into the Wilderness series by Sara Donati, got off to a painfully slow start for me. I read several books in between stops and starts of this book, but I was committed because I knew it would eventually be good. I wasn't disappointed once the book got going, which wasn't until about 20% of the way through, but then I could barely put it down. I still love the characters (this book primarily covers Hannah, Jennet and Luke) and was glad for the addition of Be [...]


  • Recommended to fans of Outlander, the Wilderness series is a sweeping historical romance and multigenerational family saga that begins in 1792 and carries on for decades after. The fourth book, Queen of Swords, opens in 1814 and is centered on the rescue of one of the family’s Scottish relatives who has been kidnapped by pirates. The plot also concerns the ongoing War of 1812. I found this part fascinating, as I know so little about that particular war. Why is it such a neglected part of Ameri [...]


  • I have been devouring the Into the Wilderness series and I've been unable to put any of the books down! This one was harder to get into than the others but once I was past the first few chapters, I loved it as much as the other books. I enjoyed all the information and details about New Orleans (it's now on my list of places to visit) although I was surprised that former slaves had slaves! Sure, there were a lot of plot holes and things I just couldn't explain but all in all, I love the character [...]


  • This book was the hardest to get through in this series. This focused more on Jennet, Luke and Hannah. It was during war times and I felt it just encompassed too much of that aspect into the storyline. At times the political aspect was so drawn out that it got to be quite boring. For some reason it was hard to connect with the main characters especially Jennet and Luke. It was nice to see a bit more on Hannah and her trials and tribulations being an woman of mixed ethnicity. I sorely missed Eliz [...]


  • In this series of "Into The Wilderness" this was my favorite book next to the first one in the series. The second book almost made me stop reading but I persisted. I have loved the diversity of characters and the experience of different locations in the late l700's and up to the French and Indian war that started in 1812. I like getting into a series where I can live with characters for awhile and this suited that need.If you come to the end of the "Outlander " books by Diana Gabaldon this will [...]


  • The fourth in this romantic historical fiction. Much like the Outlander series you learn to love the characters and can not wait to find out what they are up to now. Hannah, Nathaniel's daughter from his first marriage has been in and out of the last few books. Now she becomes the main character and you read hoping that she will be able to move through some horrible past memories onto something better! Loved this book!


  • Didn't realize it was Book 5 in a series until I was done. I'd figured out it was part of a series about halfway through when there obviously some backstory I was missing, but it still manages to stand alone. Set in 1814 New Orleans (near end of War of 1812), it's more about the characters' relationships than the war.


  • Donati's writing just got better and better as she continued the story of the Bonners and all their various children/relatives/friends. This book contained several gut-wrenching scenarios which are not for the faint of heart. However, I must say it was probably my favorite of the five I've read so far.


  • Ms Donati writes a powerful and compelling novel. I love this series very much.The war of 1812 continues with the story taking the family to New Orleans.After visiting New Orleans it was much easier to visualize the surrounds described.Downloading the next volume now! Can't wait.


  • This historical fiction had good, strong female characters. The plot moved along with enough surprises to keep you going and I loved the appearance of historical characters. Also, this covered the War of 1812 and New Orleans, which are time periods I don't come across in historical fiction often.


  • Re-Read 10/15"5 Stars!!"Action, Adventure, Romance it's all packed into this series!!! I am really enjoying the Bonner family and all their travels. Sad there is only 1 more book to go *sob* :(


  • I loved every book in this series and was so sorry to have it come to an endr now. I loved the changing historical focus and locales. I can't wait for the next one to be published.


  • Queen of Swords doesn't take place in the state of New York, but rather continues the hunt for Jennet by Hannah and Luke as they traverse the southern states during the War of 1812. Most of the story centers around New Orleans and the culture of the area, the affects of the war and the incredible story of these amazing characters. While not necessarily centered on Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner, this book stands very well in this series and nothing is detracted by having, what I would term, a "s [...]


  • Of the five Wilderness novels I've completed so far, I enjoyed this one the most. Hannah comes into becomes her own woman, wrestling with the trauma in her past in realistic and very human ways. I was intrigued by the generous lashings of history that ran throughout, and was prompted to do quite a bit of reading about the war of 1812 and historical New Orleans, despite having no previous interest in military history. (Partly, I admit, because the tension got to be too much- I had to find out if [...]


  • I've been hot and cold on this series of books. They are long, sometimes unnecessarily so, and I've found myself checking the page count and wondering how on earth I could still only be 60% of the way through the book. Not with Queen of Swords. The plot was so much more engaging and, even though it's a similar length to the other books, I found it had a much better flow and pacing. There are small things I could pick at - the end felt a bit rushed, some of the plot points seemed to happen too ea [...]


  • "The devils we run away from are the ones that pursue us most vigorously, and will only be defeated when you turn to face them down." "Sometimes a women just has to keep moving or worry will beat her right down where she stands." "All dreams are sacred, sent for a reason -- sometimes small but always important." Hard to believe there is only one more novel in this series --- putting off reading it because I don't want to say goodbye to these characters.


  • More of Hannah and Jennet. Majority of story set in New Orleans during the War or 1812. Focus primarily on the two ladies healing after enduring traumatic events. The book ends without a cliffhanger- thank goodness - but with the promise of more to come if the reader is so inclined. Narration is phenomenal in this book.


  • The best part of the book was reading about the battle of New Orleans, something I knew very little of. The multi characters and their multi adventures were a bit tedious but I will slog on to the finish line with this series. Her other works as Rosina Lippi are so much better written that I am having an identity crisis with her works.


  • Separate from the rest of the books, this story is an aside of the whole Bonner family, taking just a few members on a journey to far away places. Story is centered during the Battle of New Orleans.





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