#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | THE TWISTED SWORD (Poldark Saga #11) by Winston Graham (1st August 2011, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

THE TWISTED SWORD (Poldark Saga #11) by Winston Graham
Published; August 1st 2011, Pan Macmillan (First published in 1990)


The eleventh novel in the legendary Poldark saga. Cornwall, 1815: Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve.

For Ross has little option but to accept the summons – and travel to Paris with his family, as an “observer” of the French armed forces. Parisian life begins well with an exhilarating round of balls and parties.

But the return of Napoleon brings separation, distrust and danger to the Poldarks… and always for Demelza, there is the shadow of the secret she does not even share with Ross.

Eleven books into a series and you would start to imagine that they would all start to feel like the same story in different words but that just is not the case for the Poldark Series. Each book keeps me on the edge of my seat, biting fingernails completely hooked on the Poldarks.

This instalment seems to have alot about the French civil war and alot of historical references, which I have to admit, go completely over my head and the reason the book only got 4 stars, although they are needed to make the book what it was and to explain why our characters end up where they do and some of the choices they make.

This book has everything. From laughter, love, heartbreak and tears this gave me every emotion under the sun.

Picking up the Poldark books is like coming home. Winston had such a way with words that he makes me feel I am stood in the living room of Nampara surrounded by these loving and genuine people. The details are amazing and you can really tell that he did his research whilst writing The Twisted Sword.

All of our most favourite characters are back, Ross and Demelza at the helm keeping the family together. As big changes happen for them the rest of the Poldark Clan are dealing with secrets and lies. Of course a Poldark book wouldn’t be the same without the characters we love to hate so George Warleggan is back doing the things we despise as well as other slightly dubious people.

The thing I find so surprising about this series is how Winston constantly shocks me with where the story goes. What you think might happen after the 1st chapter is never the same way you think after chapter 25. There are constant twists and turns that always mean you want to keep reading and you get to the end and desperately want to start the next one.


You can buy THE TWISTED SWORD (Poldark Saga #11) from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)



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