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The Infidel #2020

The Infidel Beautiful Jimena was little than a girl when she was given in marriage to the man she loathed Rodrigo Diaz known as El Cid Christian Spain s greatest warrior hero and the man who had slain her fath

  • Title: The Infidel
  • Author: Georgia Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780312415983
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Infidel By Georgia Taylor, Beautiful Jimena was little than a girl when she was given in marriage to the man she loathed Rodrigo Diaz, known as El Cid, Christian Spain s greatest warrior hero, and the man who had slain her father.Jimena had barely learned to play the role of wife when she was abducted by her husband s hated enemy, Hasan was the brilliant, daring, superbly handsome Arab chieftBeautiful Jimena was little than a girl when she was given in marriage to the man she loathed Rodrigo Diaz, known as El Cid, Christian Spain s greatest warrior hero, and the man who had slain her father.Jimena had barely learned to play the role of wife when she was abducted by her husband s hated enemy, Hasan was the brilliant, daring, superbly handsome Arab chieftain who had made her prisoner of his power and of her own wakening passion

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    1. Rich in history of the spread of Islam, the Arab conquest of Spain, the story opens in 1052 Ferrando Gonzales is KIng Of Castile while the Arabs had been pushed south Jimena Gomez had been born at Gormaz in Castile, her father owning the castle and the village When he is summoned to a duel with Rodrigo Diaz, he gives his youngest daughter, Jimenaa letter to the King requesting that she be married to this same Diaz Rodrigo who is to go on to become the infamous El Cid kills her father in the dual [...]

    2. I read this when I was fairly young, probably 10th or 11th grade, and it really gave me an interesting perspective about who was civilized and who wasn t during a very fascinating historical time period Now I realize it was an introduction to the concept of self righteousness and justification for religious wars I read it ages ago, but it has stayed with me for about 35 years and I am going to read it again.

    3. I found the writing stilted and odd, example being dialogue written before even introducing the character speaking as in the room A lot of scenes felt like they were written by someone who had difficulty actually envisioning the scene Jimena was a fairly obnoxious person Admittedly, she developed into someone relatively likeable by the later parts of the book, but sometimes her development seemed questionable, probably due to the rushed pacing The other characters remained fairly flat, clearly m [...]

    4. I like historical fiction and this was an interesting take on Spain at the time of El Cid 1050 a.d A very romantic novel focussed on a woman who has relationships with the important men of the age Too much emphasis on the romance for my taste, but a good read anyway.

    5. I loved this book One of my all time favorites It sucked me in from the begining and never let go My favorite genre is mystery but this book is so good, it transcended my preferences.

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