The Swan Princess (Legends of the Five Directions, #3)

In the two years since the events that propelled Nasan Kolycheva into marriage to a Russian nobleman, life has become intolerable She spends every waking minute learning the skills of household management under the lash of her sister in law s tongue and the cloud of her mother in law s perpetual disappointment while pining for her husband, stationed in the western borderlIn the two years since the events that propelled Nasan Kolycheva into marriage to a Russian nobleman, life has become intolerable She spends every waking minute learning the skills of household management under the lash of her sister in law s tongue and the cloud of her mother in law s perpetual disappointment while pining for her husband, stationed in the western borderlands to ward off foreign invaders.When Nasan s mother in law decides that a pilgrimage to a distant monastery may be the only solution for her failing heart, the journey sparks memories in Nasan of a life she has almost forgotten, where her interests and skills serve a purpose lost to her in Moscow What can a Swan Princess do when she no longer wants to return to the nest Before Nasan can answer that question, she encounters a once vanquished foe determined to avenge himself on those he blames for his misfortunes and realizes she has ridden right into his trap
The Swan Princess Legends of the Five Directions In the two years since the events that propelled Nasan Kolycheva into marriage to a Russian nobleman life has become intolerable She spends every waking minute learning the skills of household manage

  • Title: The Swan Princess (Legends of the Five Directions, #3)
  • Author: C.P. Lesley
  • ISBN: 9780692645604
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Swan Princess (Legends of the Five Directions, #3)”

    1. This book picks up the story of Nasan, the heroine of The Golden Lynx. It has been two years since we last saw her. Two years of living a life that is not really her own. I could identify with how she felt right away, since I have also had times in my life where I felt I was just 'there' without being myself. Those days are over for me now, but will Nasan find the same serenity? And what, if anything, will lead her back to who she is meant to be? Many of the people we met in the first two books [...]

    2. The Swan Princess, which transports us to the fascinating world of 16-th century Russia and the complexity of Russian-Tatar relations, is a beautiful masterpiece from beginning to end. The setting, with all the details of Orthodox Russian culture felt deeply authentic, all the attributes of everyday life, beliefs, folklore done extremely well. The main character, Nasan, the daughter of a Tatar khan forced into the straitjacket of her identity as an Orthodox Russian wife, is very lovable and invo [...]

    3. For more than three centuries after the Mongol conquest of 1240, the rulers of the Golden Horde played a major role in Eurasian politics, both directly and indirectly. One of the states most affected was Russia, where the ruling house of Moscow played the post-conquest political game so successfully that it made itself the center of the resurgent Russian tsardom. In her Legends of the Five Directions series, C. P. Lesley explores the dramatic potential of that distant and often conflict-ridden w [...]

    4. An action-packed, suspenseful historical adventure that kept me turning the pages right to the end.Nasan, young tomboy and Tatar warrior princess from the first book in this series, The Golden Lynx has grown up, but the world of her 16th century Russian society still demands that she cast aside her feelings and desires, and conform to her powerless marital responsibilities.However, just as in the legend of the swan maidens and swan wives who seek to flee their homeland with promises of enchantme [...]

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