Shuki is home, and enjoying being home. He loves his wives, he loves his children, and he loves Elei.To the Daouds, he is someone special, theirs to love and to protect, as their father, the Old Master Hassanel, laid down in his will.To Shuki, the Daouds’ home is his home, though he does not regard himself as belonging to anyone - or maybe to Elei, as Elei belongs to him.HShuki is home, and enjoying being home. He loves his wives, he loves his children, and he loves Elei.To the Daouds, he is someone special, theirs to love and to protect, as their father, the Old Master Hassanel, laid down in his will.To Shuki, the Daouds’ home is his home, though he does not regard himself as belonging to anyone - or maybe to Elei, as Elei belongs to him.He is fond of Hasquitri’s children, the girls and the boys. The girls, at fourteen, are of marriageable age, and are closely chaperoned. They are still permitted to ride their horses when suitably escorted, and Shuki makes a point of riding with them. Alone among the men, he knows what it is to suffer under too much protection.The boys have a full life, learning about their father’s businesses, travelling, enjoying the hunting and the shooting and the riding. Fifteen-year-old Zahu, in particular, has become a close companion. But when Zahu finds just what Shuki is, the relationship becomes a lot more complicated....
|Title||:||To Love and To Protect|
|Number of Pages||:||347 Pages|
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To Love and To Protect Reviews
Shuki is older (40s) and yet remains irresistible. Several plot points bothered me, so I didn't love this installment as much, but I did still enjoy it.
Another enjoyable book by a remarkable author. Not quite up to the standard of the first two books in the series - and readers really need to read ''Not a Man'' and "The King's Favourite'' first to appreciate this story. I struggled to keep track of the large number of characters and found the story rather slow in parts. Nevertheless an enjoyable read. M.A.McRae is a remarkable author with impressive knowledge of a very foreign and fascinating culture. She takes us into another world to experience lives very different from our own, and while we may condemn behavior that the characters deem perfectly normal and acceptable, the presentation helps us understand their history, traditions, and resulting perspective. We ''walk a mile in their shoes'', and after doing so, I found it hard to be judgmental. It's the mark of a good writer, I think, that their words ''nudge the world a little'' - making readers think again about issues they previously saw as black and white; blurring the image a little to create shades of grey.
I enjoyed the reading of this a lot. It was sheer pleasure to spend more time learning about Shuki's life in Australia with Zahu. I just wish it hadn't gone quite so far into the future.