This is the third novel in the Poldark series by Winston Graham. It is also prove of my obsession with both Poldark and PBS Masterpiece Theatre sparked by discovering just a few episodes of Poldark at the end of season one. These novels are not terribly short. I read 3 of them right in a row, and would really like to read more. I’m ready to bite my nails (I am not a nail biter) waiting for season 2 to come on Masterpiece this year.
Resentment and bitterness and old grudges were dead things, which rotted the hands that grasped them.
Do you believe we are masters of ourselves, or merely dance like puppets on strings having the illusion of independence?
He’s been took sudden sure enough! […] ‘Tis where he’s been took that’s mistifyin’ me.
It isn’t where you’re born in this world, it’s what you do.
This novel is a little deeper and a little darker than the first two. It’s a tumultuous time all around for the Poldarks, and for everyone else. Ross has taken a lot of risks and made a lot of enemies along the way up to this point. There’s a real push pull in the book, everyone trying to do what is best for everyone else without asking for the input of those concerned. This one may have been the biggest page turner for me. There’s always something happening. I recommend all of these books, and the Poldark television series.