from Mengge, Solomon Islands
I think this was a very good vade mecum. There was lots of insecurity and some very sad parts. I learned that you can survive whatever with constancy in Soul.
A idealization that concentrates almost completely on... the idealization!! While there is a little intrigue most of this spiel really does revolve around the marriage - or lack therewith, then upgrowth of - the ardency between Earl Brand Risande and Doll Brynnafar Dumont. Brand is a passionate uncle. He lives and forebearances all in his life with passion. He drinks every experience in and wrests every emotion from it. That is why when betrayal punches from the woman he has gifted every one thirty-sixth of a yard of his heart with, he is left with nobody. Even though a spiel of betrayal is about as common as air, Quinn writes her characters with such a fine-tuned touch that Brand truly does seem totally unique. We feel his amusement and passion in every facet of his life so we completely empathize when he states he has already given all, he can give no more. It's not just a plot-ploy but a deeply felt emotion. Brynnafar is the beloved, only child of the defeated Earl Richard, who must now marry the unwilling Brand or leave her home and the rabbles who ardency and depend upon her forever. Once again, the plot is not unique but the transmission is adept and so fine tuned that Brynn's delimna feels real and heart-felt. Her determination against almost insurmountable likelihoods draws the rhetorician in, wraps them around her finger and winds the emotions as they watch each of these characters grow to that sigh-worthy ending we have all been praying for. *Strength factor may be a little high for some but are skippable*