The Black Moon is the fifth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.
Cornwall, 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.
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"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." (Guardian)
Wonderful! Took a little time to get into but soon had me hooked. The ending has me looking forward to the saga continuing. The narration is as artful as the previous instalments of the Poldark books, the character voices bringing the story to life as before. Recommended for anyone who has enjoyed the previous Poldark stories. I only gave four stars because it's a little slow at times with the telling of historical details I felt irrelevant to the lives of the characters but that's not to be a great deterrent. I'm straight onto the next installment!
"A book between books"
This book jumps almost a year from the last book and has some new characters. Ross is maturing as is Delmelsa although we don't get to see much of her in this book. The French Revolution is a big theme in this book but the book falls almost into a romance novel. Nice, but not as good as the first few books. Almost a joiner between books and there is only good for Ross as he regains lost ground from the last few years. Not a bad book, but not the best.
I've listened to the previous books in the series and enjoyed them all. This book was equally as good.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned Cornish tale
"Excellent in every way."
The narrator sounds so like the TV series characters that the book is a rare visual treat. Although George Warleggan really sounds like Stuey from Family Guy.
Great story, well told.
excellent reading of this poldark book. it is gripping right to the very end
"Fantastic as always"
Super story as always and Oliver is a great reader but he should take advice from a native Frenchie for pronunciation! Never mind that though, it's nothing compared with his great reading of a brilliant story
"You just want to keep on listening"
Gripping plot, well narrated, good portrayal of characters
The other Poldark books
Excellent. He is a brilliant reader and each character is different.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. I am going to have to listen to the next one.
Great story, so well written and perfectly narrated. Definitely recommend this story if you love historical drama it's a must listen to. Thoroughly enjoyable.
"Inspiring an interest in European History"
Another gripping Poldark novel, retold through great narration.
As the series moved on, the historic, social, cultural and political backdrop becomes increasingly enriched. I've found myself checking out multiple threads from the story line; e.g Pitt, Wilberforce, the French Revolution, Napoleon (The Four Swans), the history of currency (The Four Swans - introduction of paper currency) etc. The series is proving to be a rounded educational stimulus as well as a darned good dramatic romp!
another gr8 one. please get the rest of this series
i loved it as usual. a mixture of action and emotion
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