This was another fast paced read and we finally get to see a resolution to the continued threat Meg faces from Catherine de Medici. The storyline with Xavier was definitely interesting. I wondered how the storylines would be affected once the focus was on characters other than the Cheney sisters: Ariane, Gabrielle and Miri. It turns out the story in both The Huntress and Twilight of a Queen held their own with the Cheney sisters as just supporting characters. Again as with the other books, the only element that bugged me was the love story portion-this time between Xavier and the Lady Jane Danvers. It seemed way out of character for Jane to suddenly let go of her senses and make mad passionate love to Xavier under the starlight because she was tired of “taking the safe route” and not giving a fig about the consequences that could come. It just seemed that Lady Danvers would not be the type to throw caution to the wind, especially given her history. Nothing like a little turmoil to draw to people together I guess. I’m not sure if Susan Carroll is planning on writing any more novels in this series but I look forward to them if she does. When I have been looking for something that is history with a bit of fun this has been what I have picked up. It has just the right blend of history, magical elements, and romance to make it seem plausible and not over the top.
If the FTC is wondering: This book is from my own personal library