The Peacock Throne
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About "The Peacock Throne"
:When Miss Lydia Garrett's guardian is murdered, and the authorities refuse to investigate the odd circumstances, she vows to catch the culprit. The same night the Earl of Danbury is murdered in his bed. Against all odds it appears that the murders are related ? and Anthony Douglas, the new Lord Danbury, is bent on revenge. The clues point to the former Earl's first naval command. In 1758 the Earl spirited away and hid the magnificent Peacock Throne at the behest of the Indian royal family. To draw out the murderer, Anthony and Lydia agree that they must locate the throne. However, they are not the only ones interested in the Peacock Throne. Marcus Wiltshire, agent of His Majesty's intelligence services, has received hints that Bonaparte intends to return the throne to India and leverage its mystical significance to foment rebellion and cut England off from her most important trading partner. When the amateur sleuths join forces with the professional agent, the quest for the throne leads them around the globe on an adventure steeped in danger, treachery, and romance.
Meet the Author
Lisa Karon Richardson
Lisa Karon Richardson is an award-winning author and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Influenced by books like "The Little Princess", Lisa's early books were heavy on creepy boarding schools. Though she's mostly all grown-up now, she still loves a healthy dash of adventure in any story she creates, even her real-life story. She's been a missionary to the Seychelles and Gabon and now that she and her husband are back in America, they are tackling new adventures--starting a daughter-work church and raising two precocious kids. A
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I love Regency romance and I love adventure stories and I love non-US settings. The Peacock Throne had all these things, so I should have loved it, yet I didn't. Why not? Well, there were some factual errors, there was a lack of romantic tension, the writing was average, and the plot wasn't strong enough to compensate. And I guessed the identity of the evildoer too early, which raises another point: I felt the whole rationale behind the adventure plot was a little strained, and the Christian content was subtle to the point of being almost non-existent. The characters were interesting, there were plenty of exotic locations, but the indifferent writing and lack of pace at what should have been exciting moments made this an easy book to put down, even at what was supposed to be the climax. While I didn't dislike it, nor did I feel engaged with the plot or the characters, and it was a struggle to finish. If you're looking for a historical adventure novel with foreign settings, I'd recommend you read Christine Lindsay or Rita Stella Galieh instead. Thanks to Lion Hudson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.